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
Friday 10 March 5:29 pm
Air Temp15°C=59°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est15°C=59°F
Lo est7°C=44°F
Wind:1 mph, E
Barometer :1008, falling
Lake Taupo
sea level +
356.900 m
%full~outflow: 75.0%~100m3/s
79.5% inc
nautical twilight:06:09~20:44

Thanks to Paul Bedwell and Louie DeNolfo for the river and lake details below.
Paul said he'd fished through the Reed Pool's north side Monday, seeing no fish at all.
Louie reported easy catches on Kuratau, harling a Woolly Bugger behind a rowed boat.
This method at Kuratau is limited to lake levels low enough to expose the many tree fragment, underwater snags.

superfly.co.nz has 509 trout fly patterns, tied on Mustad, Kamasan, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Specific details:
Tongariro RiverBrowns have been easily sighted in most lower and middle river reaches; spawning age rainbows reportedly have been tougher to find, with improvement expected soon.
Other lakesKuratau and Otamangakau produced decent rainbow catches this week.

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 10 March 5:29 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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