With the new fishing season just a month away now there is plenty of info coming through from the various lodges. Some, like Tongariro Lodge, don’t close over winter as there is fishing in the region throughout the year. Others, especially in the South Island, do close for the winter months, but are now starting to shake out the sheets and get ready to open on 1 October.
Tongariro Lodge, in the central North Island, lies at the southern end of Lake Taupo, and is in the heart of fabulous fly fishing country. They are getting ready for their 37th summer season, which helps demonstrate the enduring quality of fishing available from the lodge.
Looking forward to the coming season they say, “By mid-October over 50 thousand prime-conditioned trout averaging 3.5 – 6lb will have migrated up the world famous Tongariro river alone from Lake Taupo, and we are once again looking forward to a stellar spring and summer season in all the Taupo tributaries. The first of December is opening day on the isolated upper reaches of the Tongariro and Taupo tributaries. This always provides great angling for trout who have not seen a fisherman for six months. A wilderness rafting trip on the upper Tongariro offers spectacular fishing at this time.”
Accommodation at Tongariro Lodge is a mix of studio chalets and multi-bedroom villas. These are very comfortable without being lavish, and the main lodge area with the restaurant, den and bar are a haven for trout fishing fanatics. The lodge guides know these fishing waters intimately and can ensure some excellent fishing.
Pricing is attractive too and there are stay and fish packages starting from 3 nights with 2 days fishing.
Rates are per person, share twin and include all meals i.e. a cooked English breakfast, a 3 course gourmet dinner and picnic lunch daily. Accommodation in a one bedroom chalet, free wifi, full use of all lodge facilities and expert guiding with one of Tongariro Lodge’s top guides
3 nights 2 days fishing =US$1199.00
5 nights 4 days fishing=US$2177.00
7 nights 6 days fishing=US$ 3155.00
Check with us for availability and pricing to suit your dates.