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Winter Fly Fishing in The Taupo Region

Learn the secrets to fly fishing for trout in the Taupo region during winter

  • 5 hours
  • From 150 New Zealand dollars
  • Turangi, Taupo Region

Service Description

If you are new to fly fishing for trout in the Taupo region of New Zealand this is the course for you. Aimed at first time visitors and anglers new to fishing the region this workshop will teach you everything you need to know to be successful during the famous winter spawning runs. You'll learn how the fishery works, where to fish, what methods and flies to use and all the public access points and pools on all the major rivers and stream mouths in the region. While the workshop is classroom based (no fishing) it's practical and will be tailored to your experience level and individual needs. The workshop is limited to 3 participants for individual bookings so I can ensure I give personal attention each participant. ***FOR GROUP BOOKINGS CONTACT US*** The workshop is based in Turangi close to the world famous Tongariro river which makes it the hub for winter trout fishing in the Taupo region. The workshop will be run 2 times per day Workshop Outline (tailored as needed to individuals) Introduction to The Taupo Region Winter Fishery -Why is the region so special -What species are present -How does the Winter Fishery Work and what are the best times to fish it -Licenses and Regulations Fly Fishing Methods Used in Winter & How to Apply Them Indicator Nymphing -What is Indicator Nymphing -How to set up an indicator rig and what flies to use -How to fish an indicator rig most effectively -Tips for casting heavy flies Euro Nymphing -What is Euro Nymphing and when to use it -How to set up a Euro rig for winter trout -What flies to use with a Euro rig -How and when to fish a Euro rig in winter Trout Spey & Wet lining -What is trout spey & wetlining -What do you need and how to set it up including flies -When and how to use this method most effectively Stream Mouth Fishing - Rigs and flies for stream mouth fishing -When and how to fish the stream mouths Accessing the Main Winter Waters of the Taupo Region Tongariro River -Access Map -Delta -Lower River -Town Section -Upper River -River Level and Flow Tauranga-Taupo River -Access Map -Mouth -Lower River -Middle Reaches -River Level and Flow Hinemaiaia River -Access Map -Mouth -Lower River -Middle Reaches -River Level and Flow Waitahanui -Access Map -Mouth -Lower River -Middle Reaches -River Level and Flow Other winter fishing areas Basics of river safety when wading

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

In the event you need to cancel your booking you can do so up to 48hrs before the booking for a full refund or ability to reschedule. Cancellations or rescheduling after 48hrs will be arranged on a case by case basis. Please contact me to discuss, refunds are not guaranteed at this point as I may have already incurred costs to present the workshop.

Contact Details


Auckland, New Zealand

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