Why you need a guide?
Images are of Dave & Sue Petrie from Auckland on their first ever attempt at fly fishing.
What a great image on right – Sue’s first trophy trout!
They wisely chose the Tongariro River with TRM’s fishing guide Richard Mowforth.
Now they have the knowledge and confidence to know where to go, what to do, etc. and realise how easy it is – moreso when you wear a lucky hat…
The Tongariro River environment provides such a good learning environment to start as it is available all year round and there is such a wide variety of fishy water with so many pools and runs to choose from depending on your fitness and ability.
After losing the first six hook ups their playing and landing technique quickly improved under Richard’s patient instruction and they quickly improved to enjoy a fabulous day out.
They confessed they had been practising their casting technique for the last year and this was the first time they had applied it. So naturally they started cautiously and nervously and were so very pleased with their successful progress. TRM love to see such enthusiastic novices embarking on their new fly fishing career.
On the weekend we had three fishing guides operating out of TRM so it is interesting to consider their results – by comments from their clients afterwards...
TRM’s experience suggests all the local guides are good but some are better than others in certain situations.
Tomorrow TRM Daily Report will show the benefits of using a guide – i.e.