As you can see, Harvey is really enjoying a relaxing holiday to escape the stress and pressures from Rotorua where he promotes trout fishing – one of NZ’s best advocates for trout fishing ever…
To adjust to the TRM pace on the Tongariro he wisely limited his fishing time to TRM gentleman angler’s hours – no more than 3 hours in the morning. So his catch rate was limited to office hours after the main Tongariro peak time when the popular pools were rested, between 9 and 12. He commented as follows:
“Landed seven this morning but should have landed twice that many. Hook spat several times and three break-offs at tail of pool after running down there across the boulders! Great test of my legs but bloody exhausting. Lost one of about 7 lb broke me off becaused I was careless.”
We wanted to compare the continuous run of such well conditioned Rainbow trout to what was caught a few years ago. TRM’s youtube video below was taken three years ago but most of the evidence – trout – were from the previous season. (You might have to ‘google’ it as it would not load?)
Disregard all the big browns in the video – they are misleading – but check out the relatively seedy condition and smaller size of the Rainbows – compared to this 2017 spawning season.
TRM inmates can relax. TRM will not be sold to any government agency who has not a strong interest in using the motel for anglers needs and for promoting trout fishing i.e. they at least need to have had a current Taupo Fishing Licence for the last few seasons. Despite her solo mum background residential history in Taupo region, x-tourism portfolio, etc. Paula Bennett does not qualify as she does not have a current trout fishing licence.