Turangi Fishing Report 21 October 2022

A superb jack.

Brian Willson NZPFGA member, professional guide and I Love Fly Fishing shop partner, brings us his weekly fly fishing report from Turangi for the Central North Island lakes and rivers.  For up to date info, for what flies are working and if you want to call to the shop – 8 Wiremu Street – call Brian on 021667867.  Brian fishes Euro/Czech, Dry Fly, Trout Spey, Nymph and Wet Fly.

Hello again fellow fly fishers,

Well unfortunately the report this week is going to be very short as last Friday I got symptoms of Covid and this was confirmed with a rat test on Saturday morning after a none too pleasant night. This is a reminder to everybody to be careful out there. I have managed to dodge this beast for 2 and a half years and it has finally caught up with me and on Monday, especially, it was pretty severe. I am pleased to say I am on the mend, however, and by the weekend I should be fine. No one is totally immune here as I have had multiple vaccinations (and thankfully I did or it could have been much more serious), so as I say, be careful out there. Whilst people are no longer required to wear masks in most places and several other restrictions have been lifted, one has to be aware that there is a nasty virus out there with new variants entering the system all the time and daily cases are actually increasing.

Needless to say, I have had no trips to the river this week so a more detailed report will follow next week.  The I Love Fly Fishing Shop has obviously been closed all week but will reopen on Saturday .  This week has seen typical Spring weather with a mixture of rain, sun and wind so I’m picking the fishing is pretty much the same as last week.  So I’ll sign off there and I should be able to give you a more comprehensive report next week.


Brian Willson - NZPFGA Member.


My name is Brian Willson and I have been a fly fisher for over 50 years. I am a professional fishing guide and current NZPFGA member of which I have served at executive level and have guided anglers of different skill sets, ages and gender from all over the world. I have also written two books on fly fishing and am a keen artist. I am passionate about fly fishing and the therapeutic qualities it offers and enjoy sharing this experience with people on and off the water. Over the years I have made some amazing friendships that continue to this day. I have partnered up with one of these friendships, Barrie Barnes from I Love Fly Fishing, and I sell exclusively, quality, affordable fly fishing gear at my premises at 8 Wiremu Street, Turangi, the designated I Love Fly Fishing shop in Turangi which is open all hours— just ring 021667867 anytime. I take a serious interest in my clients and freely offer advice when asked and am happy to talk fishing anytime. Tight lines, Brian Willson

all author posts
Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.