Hello all, the fishing in the Waikato and Taupo areas of N.Z. are realy firing up. There are plenty of brown trout in the lower Tongariro some of them are huge, estimates vary up to 15lb.
The smaller streams are a bit warm but the shaded areas or areas of cooler water entering the main rivers can be red hot.
Please if you are visiting N.Z. be sure to clean your gear with a weak solution of bleach to prevent the spread of didymo.
If you are going to visit please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I mainly fish in the North Island and can give some updated advice if needed.
Check out sportinglife-turangi.co.nz for an updated tongariro fishing report.