Above is TRM’s “head guide”, Richard Mowforth guiding Dave Petrie in Fan Pool on the upper Tongariro River.
Image on right of a typical suspicious un-named rogue “cowboy operator” guiding Dee Taylor from Hamilton – sneaking around the Tongariro using the cover of darkness to hide their activities.
Will this become illegal?
Below on right is another top local professional fishing guide, Kenny Drummond, with a happy younger client.
NZFishing.com is looking for feedback on this “cowboy guiding” issue. Don’t hold back.
Contact Doug Stevens to say what you really think… Images below – of guides at work on the Tongariro – are from TRM library.