Tue 29 Jul 2008
.53 -.52. Fished the Tauranga-Taupo river today and did OK hooking 17 and landing around half of these – fished from around 10:30am to 3pm. Most of the fish were in excellent condition and there may have been three that broached 4 pounds of which I lost 2. It seems to me that the fish are improving in size and condition and I wouldn’t mind betting that the smelt population is increasing in the lake again. Most of the trout were around the 3 pound mark and of legal size.
Cloud/Wind: No significant wind
River Conditions: Medium with a hint of green – 33 cumecs
Recommended Flies: Sallmon egg and flame glowbugs.