Travel Talk Tongariro spawning season

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    jgeres
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    Hey folks

     

    can anybody please tell me the season for fishing spawning the Tongariro and nearby rivers please? I am assuming it is over the winter months but would like to know ‘best’ times of year to fish (understanding that rainfall has a lot to do with it too).

     

    many thanx

    #889308

    woody-wood
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    Now until end of August

    #889347

    Tocs
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    Best month to fish the Tongariro is August IMO

     

    #889356

    RS3100
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    Anytime from now until the end of October, and if you can hit it during or after rain, its superb. If you read the reports on https://www.sportinglife-turangi.co.nz/fishing-reports/ you will see pictures of fat fish posted most days.

    I favour early spring as its a bit warmer, plus if its low and hasn’t seen any rain, fish start to rise to mayfly’s sailing past.

    #889358

    Andrew Harding
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    Without a doubt, if it’s numbers you are after, now is NOT the time! there has been a gradual shift to later spawning over the years and now it August – October is the peak time, however, November can be sensational with mending fish and no anglers about as they have all buggered off to the back country! If you only did one trip, I would do it in September/October.

    #889399

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    all red herrings… go in january.

     

     

    #889711

    jgeres
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    Awesome , thanx so much for your responses. Andrew, you put me onto a great stream   a few years back so will make a point to try to get  there late august or september,  assuming one can get across the ditch with ever changing travel restrictions.

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