News From The River

 

News From The River

 

The Tongariro River

Long recognised as New Zealand’s premium fly fishing river.

We fish it everyday.

Euro Nymphing , some thoughts

I am Euro nymphing 90% of the time I fish wherever that might be, for me I like the challenge of close fishing, presenting small flies, using a very light rod 3 or 4 weight, the ability to fish fast water and pockets typical Nymph rigs do not generally work as...

Tongariro Fishing Report

From a recent discussion, if there were no fishing reports, as anglers regardless we would be looking forward to a fishing trip with anticipation, get the gear out, check it all, pack the clothes, food, set off, settle in the accommodation, prepare the tackle, finally...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing, they say "where the trout live is beautiful "and I think it is, Fly fishing is not just about catching trout, it is about where you go to fish, is about the beauty of the river, the birds, the bush, the hills, aware of your surroundings, an appreciation...

Czech nymphing Specialists

Czech Nymphing Specialists Turangi Rapidly becoming very popular, an exciting and rewarding method of angling when done correctly. Ideally a minimum Rod length is 9ft 6in, the Reel known as a closed Reel to avoid the thin line being caught in/on the Reel Barbless...

Fishing Report 3rd July

Today Monday the Tongariro river level at 37 cumecs, after Saturdays 280 cumec flush, as predicted the week has certainly started well, with most anglers catching some beautiful fish. In fact all eastern side rivers are literally going off, I think we can say this...

Taupo fishing regulation changes

Regulation changes from 1 July 2017: Taupo Trout Fishery Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai Main menu...

June Sale

June Sale at the Creel, selected Rods, wading Boots. Korker Chrome, River Works wading boots

Waders Breathable and Neoprene

Waders, Magnum,Scierra, Redington neoprene and breathable. Magnum waders made in N.Z for over 30 years, come in Black,Olive,Camouflage off the shelf or made to order for the odd shaped ??, seams which are glued not stitched these waders will only last about 30 years...

Fishing slowed down

Tongariro Fishing Report , 11th June Finally I am pleased to say the fishing has slowed temporarily (as opposed to continuous reports of great fishing). Do not despair the reason being low river flow, clear water (probably. With bad weather predicted next week, watch...

Ty Wheel

Fly Tying, Tywheel -  Google it or refer to pictures here, magnetic so flies, scissors, hooks, etc stick to the wheel. We have one available at $180 plus postage, ( tying vice not included). Comes in a beautiful presentation box, an ideal gift.

Sunray Czech Nymph lines

Sunray Czech nymph lines, rules have changed in the Taupo area, a 6 m leader is the maximum length now, attached to a fly line. Sunray Czech nymph lines are a zero weight fly line, these work better than a length of nylon, no memory, do not stick to your rod when wet,...

Redington Sonic Pro waders and Prowler wading boot

Redington Sonic Pro Waders, featured in Tackletrade magazine. Attached  wading belt, built in gravel guards, internal pocket, hand warmer Coupled with the Prowler Wading boot, featuring a wide fit, sticky rubber sole. Redington a U.S company  have been making waders...

Winter Fishing well under way Tongariro River, Turangi

Tongariro River Winter fly fishing We, along with others have been saying this winter fishing season will be one to remember for good size and conditioned fish. For some time now most local anglers have been catching very nice fit trout in exceptional condition, the...

Sunray Lines are Amazing

On a recent windy day a friend and I fished the Tongariro for a couple of hours in a wide upper river pool, we each caught 4 or 5 fish, was almost time to leave, I invited Mike to try my 5wt with a Sunray 5 wt floating line, I used his gear a 6 wt with a regular...

New age Fly Fishing !

We are forever on the look out, for anything new and innovative, Fly Fishing in particular, of course. As a convert to Czech Nymphing some time ago, instructed by one of the Worlds Best (and still learning) was recently introduced to Sun Ray Lines for Czech nymphing...
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