Wiltons World of Fly Fishing

Autumn Fishing Trips

(April and May).
Anticipation runs high in our local angling community as the change in seasons turns attention to our local rivers.With the first golds of approaching autumn come the first runs of bright silver rainbows. Wading a Taupo river on a clear frosty dawn,bright sunlight dancing on the rivers rappids is an unforgettable experience.Combine this with the explosive take of a freshrun rainbow trout ripping line from a screeming reel and you have the true essence of an unforgettable New Zealand fishing experience . Welcome to Taupo in autumn.

  • # 6-7 weight rod & line ideal.
  • Nymphs weighted in sizes # 10 & 12's, small nymphs # 14's & 16's.
  • Breathable waders as in summer are ideal, polyprops for warmth advisable.



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Winter Fishing Trips

(June to September)
Fishing our regions rivers takes on another mood over the winter months. Riverside scenes often portray bare willows on a clear frosty dawn or rain swept with mist enveloping the riverside pines.Hip deep in a rivers flow, wrapped up against the elements while a wild six pound rainbow leaps in defiance, stripping line from a screeming reel is a truly magic experience. This is Taupo in Winter.

Spawning runs in Taupo rivers reach their peak over the winter months. The Tongariro our most internationally renowned river is both majestic and exhilarating to fly fish, if some smaller more gentle meandering trout stream is your choice then there are other smaller streams and rivers to suit. The Tauranga-Taupo River is open and easily waded while the Hinemaiaia Stream ( a favourite ) runs through a sunlite gorge. Spring fed with its crystal clear waters the Waitahanui is just ten minutes from my home, it has an itimate charm all of its own.

  • # 6 to # 8 weight rod and floating line best, depending on size of water fished.
  • Nymphs #10's to #14's (weighted).
  • Neophrem or breathable waders suitable, bring polyprops for warmth.
  • Spawning runs can vary on each of our rivers depending on flows and rainfall, most runs peak from July through to the end of Oct.


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