Taupo, Tongariro & Turangi Trout Fishing Report

Map of trout fishing lakes and streams in the Taupo, New Zealand, fishing district

Tongariro River 7 day flow graph
Tauranga-Taupo River level

Taupo & Turangi trout fishing streams & lakes:
1. Tongariro River
2. Tokaanu Tailrace
3. Lake Rotoaira
4. Lake Otamangakau
5. Omori Stream
6. Kuratau Lake
7. Kuratau River
8. Whareroa River
9. Whanganui Stream
10. Waihaha River
11. Waihora River
12. Omoho Stream
13. Otaketake Stream
14. Whangamata Stm
15. Mapara Stream
16. Waikato River
17. Waitahanui River
18. Lake Rotongaio
19. Hinemaiaia River
20. Waipehi Stream
21. Waitetoko Stream
22. Tauranga-Taupo R
23. Waimarino River
24. Waiotaka River
Other links
River Motel report
John Baker report
Tim's report
sporting report
fly and gun report
Sun&Moon calculator
Tauranga-Taupo Fishing Report
trout condition calculator
superfly.co.nz trout flies
Taupo and Turangi fishing
location maps are linked from list
Weather | General Comments | Specific details | Previous 5 reports, big page
Thursday 19 January 6:34 pm
Air Temp14°C=57°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est15°C=59°F
Lo est7°C=44°F
Wind:12 mph, SW
Barometer :1020, rising
Lake Taupo
sea level +
356.950 m
%full~outflow: 78.6%~280m3/s
58.0% dec
nautical twilight:05:03~21:50

No anglers could be seen within 1000 meters of the Tongariro River's Crescent Reserve at 6 pm, when the photograph above was taken, and when wind seemed reduced, after this morning's gusty, rain-clearing condition.

superfly.co.nz has 500 trout fly patterns, tied on Mustad, Kamasan, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Tongariro River Crescent Reserve Pool, 6 pm Thursday 17 January 2017
Tongariro River Crescent Reserve Pool, 6 pm Thursday 17 January 2017

Specific details:
JiggingReportedly good in Stump Bay and Tokaanu Bay, among other Lake Taupo waters
Tongariro RiverLarge browns were reported sighted in the middle river this week; some decent looking rainbows were seen kept from the Bridge Pool last week, with light angling pressure seen
Other lakesOtamangakau last week produced a 5 kilogram rainbow, only 25 inches long, but most cathces there have been ~2 kilograms or less;Rotoaira has produced consistent rainbows closer to 40 centimeters, and trolling with Green Tobies in the Rotoaira Inlet Canal has produced when the lake water has been uncomfortably rough; Kuratau Lake also produced decent rainbows last week

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 19 January 6:34 pm at 39° 0 minutes S latitude 175° 54 minutes E longitude
Lake Taupo temperature measured at 38 50 minutes S latitude 175 48 minutes E longitude, 2 meter depth
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