Downrigging Tarawera

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One of six nice rainbow trout caught on Lake Tarawera using the downrigger, largest one we landed was 64cm, we kept two nice fat ones…yum.

tia on the rodView of Lake Tarawera

Charter 28/2/13

Yet another nice day out harling on lake Rotorua. Charles and Elizabeth from South Africa caught some nice plump rainbow trout to put on the bbq.

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Nice trout to be had.

I have been out on Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua in the last few days with charters, getting some nice trout out of Rotoiti on the down rigger and good numbers of trout out of lake Rotorua harling. Have been seeing large balls of smelt on lake Rotorua and the trout have been so full the smelt are spilling out their mouths when landed. Alan and Julie landed five rainbows this morning when we were out on lake Rotorua fishing.

Des and Alister with a nice pair of rainbow trout caught downrigging on Lake Rotoiti

Des and Alister with a nice pair of rainbow trout caught downrigging on Lake Rotoiti

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Had a couple of days charter fishing out harling on lake Rotorua with some nice trout caught.
There is a huge amount of smelt about at the moment with the trout coming on in fits n starts.

Here is a couple of photos from the last two trips.

Sean and Noah with one of five nice rainbow trout that they and John caught .

Sean and Noah with one of five nice rainbow trout that they and John caught .

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Mel with a plump Rotorua trout, one of the three that her and Evan landed along with a few that got away.