After posting the report yesterday – “Fishing has no age limit” – about so many old fishos coming out of retirement and returning to the Tongariro for 2017, then who rolls up for a few days fishing but two more “over 80 years young” inmates.
Rob and Peter feature in the short TRM video above. That is Rob on right hooked up in the Reed Pool on their last visit to TRM. We had never shown this video before as the Manager decided the sound – video taken with an old iPhone – was too weak?.
But we know you will understand that when you get to 80 you don’t care as you don’t listen as can’t hear anyway.
That is Rob from Foxton on right and with Peter from Palmy below in the Reed Pool on their last visit to TRM.
Terry Sutton – an older image on right – who we are told is the unnofficial Mayor of Gisborne and well known by many TRM inmates, followed them in. Terry calls TRM his second home. He arrived alone without his usual fishing team of suspects, seen on right, as he claims they mislead him. This time he hopes to focus on just the fishing and not worry about how he will survive their pace. And that is not just referring to the fishing either.
Then we received the following email – SWMBO thinks it is priceless.
Hi Ross,After reading today’s report I thought you might be amused/interested by an event along time ago.My mother used to take her elderly father and his similarly infirm/aged friend to the Tongariro around Easter every year (the spawning runs were a little earlier then I believe). They stayed at Bridge Lodge, so it wasn’t far to the Bridge pool.So there is my grandfather, Charles Jones, fishing the Bridge pool in his 80’s and he lands a fish. As happened there was a photographer on site and he took some shots of my grandfather holding his fish and one of these photos was subsequently published in the Weekly News (aka The Auckland Weekly).So you are thinking what is so interesting about that? Well there he was holding his fish, wearing thigh waders, dressed immaculately complete with waistcoat and tie. We are talking around 1960!Thought you might find that interesting?Cheers,Andy.