I’m a long term visitor to the Taupo Rivers system and there’s no doubt in my mind it’s one of the best managed recreational fisheries in the world and, quite frankly, puts our Australian management of the once-magnificent Murray Darling system to shame.
I get to Taupo whenever I can and would recommend it as family fishing holiday destination for all drought bound Aussies, who want to see what can be done with Eco Tourism when not shackled by short-sighted greed or stupidity,.
Issue 5 – April 2019 – James Barnett, Editor
Welcome to Taupo Fishery Focus, the bi-monthly online newsletter for anglers who fish this world class trout fishery.
Shorter days and colder mornings are a signal for anglers to prepare for the arrival of spawning rainbows. Reports claim anglers have been encountering good conditioned fish at a number of river mouths along the eastern shore of Lake Taupo, and fresh-run fish have been caught in most major tributaries following rain. If the trends witnessed in recent years continue, we can expect a small early run of larger fish, with numbers building progressively towards a peak in late winter and early spring.
This summer has seen some excellent brown trout fishing with significant coverage carried on social media. Some anglers have been capturing encounters on video and sharing them with others – highlighting the potential of summer brown trout fishing in the region.
Click to continue reading this newsletter : Issue 5 – April 2019. Taupō Fishery Focus. By trout anglers for trout anglers.