Trout Fishing in Rotorua – Lure Tips
Trout Fishing in Rotorua – Lure Tips

Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the district it is open for fishing all year round and holds large stocks of both brown and rainbow trout. Fishing can be great fun for you and for your friends and family. However, it can easily be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing too. With a little planning and practice, it’s easy to have a productive and fun day of fishing for our Rotorua trout and some quality time with family. Try some of these helpful lure tips. Recommended lures – Dry flies: During the late summer large terrestrial insects such as Cicadas, Blowflies and Wasps are blown onto the water and will often attract cruising trout. Nymphs: Lightly weighted nymphs such as Pheasants Tail, Hare and Copper, and Halfbacks can be very successful in fishing round the stream mouths and weed beds when using a floating line. Wet flies / Streamers: During spring and summer when the trout are chasing smelt, use flies such as a light Rabbit, Grey Ghost, Parsons Glory during the day, and dark patterns such as Fuzzy Wuzzy and Scotch Poacher at night. Other patterns such as Hamill’s Killer and Mrs Simpson work well throughout the […]

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