Wondering what to do for Queen’s Birthday weekend? Take the kids trout fishing.
The best way to encourage kids into the noble art of fly fishing is to visit the Trout Centre. You will never get a better opportunity. The next holiday fishing day at the Trout Centre are:
Sunday 4 June
This is not only the one guaranteed way to catch a trout in the Taupo region but is also an illegal sales venue of smoked trout for only $10?. Great value!
The centre opens the pond for ‘children’ from six to fourteen years old.
On the Tongariro during holiday time there are always some very mature fourteen year old children…i.e.:
But make sure you book first at the iSite or online at www.troutcentre.com as it is usually booked out!
Adults can also fish in the river – proceed from the visitor centre entrance past the Whio cage to the Birch Pool next to the seat… and have a careful squiz along the river edge…
Throughout the year many kids call in to the Trout Centre and buy fish food pellets to feed the trout in the kids pond and in the viewing stream. Inevitably their tourist patrol around the landscaped grounds leads to the river where the parents need a rest on the seat provided to enjoy the river scenery and listen to the native birds and absorb the precious beautiful restful 100% pure river environment.
That is usually when the bored kids keep on feeding trout by throwing their pellets in the river. So it is not difficult to guess who is waiting there every day. If you are wearing polaroids you will probably be able to sight them waiting.
Don’t believe us? See evidence below… it took two casts…