His contribution is that much more notable as Brian is another West Islander from Queensland who flew his surplus gear across the ditch. He acknowledges the importance to attract young anglers to try fly fishing on the Tongariro River.
He is in good company with other anglers – images on right – who have been so generous in donating surplus gear to encourage youth in the Taupo region.
Taupo Licence Sales History:
YEAR TOTAL ADULT SEASON
1986 83,829 12,635
2006 55,160 12,429
2014 39,513 8,965
2016-17 ??? (still waiting for DOC to advise…)