There is hardly any need to report on the trout fishing at the moment as the images on facebook and on other fishing reports say it all – see photo above from Creel Cafe. A limit bag of fat fresh rainbows in top condition. The condition of typical river trout really doesn’t get much better than those.
One ‘well known’ TRM angler from Rotorua – “the Trout Man” (see his interview on Daily report for 5 October) landed 15 yesterday before he booked out. This was in a ‘town pool’ less than 5 minutes easy walk from TRM. He hooked up on his first cast and the action continued from there. Even he was almost speechless. Rotorua are supposed to be having a great start to their season but you will have noticed where he does his fishing…
What surprised him most was he had the run/reach/pool stretch of river all to himself . On Tuesday morning he had to share it with one other angler who has a holiday home nearby within walking distance who also landed seven. That is superb fishing conditions, despite complaints from some frustrated anglers who still maintain the fishing is hard?
The Tongariro River has been running higher than usual which may mean they have not quite adjusted sufficiently to the faster flow conditions – longer trace, heavier nymphs, move around more, etc. – the usual recommendations.
Meanwhile the Aussie team at Lake O have been struggling more than usual due to wind. Their best morning was ten before lunch but other times the erratic weather has driven them off before lunch.
These BIG spawning runs only appear when you all go back to work (Specially for John O) or when SWMBO goes on holiday and I get stuck here. But what a late season…
So angler pressure could be described as low unless you want to join the scrum in the most consistent pool below the road bridge where the catches have been fast and furious each morning recently.