.54 -52 from .81. Incredible days guiding today taking the spritley young 70 year old Stewart from Newcastle in Australia fishing. Stewart has fished the Tongariro for 20 years but wanted a change and I was recommended to guide him for the day on the Tauranga-Taupo. After looking at the flows yesterday it was decided today would be the best time. We woke to a beautiful crisp spring morning with ice on the windscreen so I put on my gloves and headed off to pick up Stewart. Stewart managed to land 27 out of 53 hooked not counting a couple of foul hooked ones. Stewart found the walk a little tiring but not as bad as constantly playing angry Taupo trout time and time again. The photo here is of Stewart taking a break beween fishing or should we say today “catching”.
Cloud/Wind: Great day, no wind or cloud
River Conditions: Low and clear in Tongariro but nicely coloured in Tauranga-Taupo
Recommended Flies: Size 16 champagne and flame glow bug, size 10 gold bead hair tungsten 4mm hair and copper