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Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Kym » Tue May 09, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi
I'm thinking about doing a winter trip across the ditch in July. I've fished the South Island plenty of times through Nov - April but this would be my first trip north with the winter woolies packed.
I'd love some tips about places to stay if I was fishing the Tauranga Taupo area. Do you reckon Turangi is okay or is Taupo a better option?
Do you think it's worth packing a switch rod for the TT or only for the Tongariro?
And finally, any guide recommendations for a couple of days?
Any advice gratefully received :D
Kym



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Steve » Tue May 09, 2017 10:30 pm

Kym I like Turangi, small and well set up for fishermen, but haven't been up there fishing for sometime now, hopefully you'll get some local input - but sounds a good plan!



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Kym » Tue May 09, 2017 10:52 pm

Thanks Steve. I haven't been there before but I've heard good things. I'm planning to tie up some winter patterns with the stuff I ordered from you the other week. Any info I can get will be great.



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Andy W » Wed May 10, 2017 7:14 am

Go with Turangi - its a much quicker and easier drive back from the TT. Also gives you options if you want to go around to Kuratau or even just unwind with a swim in the hot pools at Tokaanu.

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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by kotuku71 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:16 am

Turangi is the place to stay and bring the switch....great for nymphing on the TT. Mind you, I use 5wt there and an 8 wt like a lot of folks have is overkill.



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Eric_the_king » Wed May 10, 2017 8:19 am

As the guys have said Turangi would definitely be your best bet. I fish there at least once a month all through the year. Feel free to flick me a PM if you have a few questions.

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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Whio » Wed May 10, 2017 7:24 pm

If you're looking for a guide here's a couple of reputable ones
http://www.troutfish.co.nz
http://brycecurleflyfishing.com/

Tongariro only - http://www.tongarirofishingguide.co.nz


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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Kym » Wed May 10, 2017 10:06 pm

Hi everyone
Thanks for all the tips and feedback.
Eric, I'll PM you for sure.
Great community of fisherfolk here.
cheers
Kym



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by upstream » Thu May 11, 2017 9:17 am

You'll love Turangi Kym. You can walk into the bakery with your waders on and nobody will look twice. It's a real fishy town. And the Tongariro is perfect for swinging. The TT is more of a nymphing stream - it isn't very big.



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Re: Tauranga Taupo questions

Post by Whio » Thu May 11, 2017 5:48 pm

upstream wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 9:17 am
You'll love Turangi Kym. You can walk into the bakery with your waders on and nobody will look twice. It's a real fishy town. And the Tongariro is perfect for swinging. The TT is more of a nymphing stream - it isn't very big.
Exactly :D


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