Recently there have been several negative reports in overseas newspapers complaining about the alarming deteriorating state of NZ rivers from pollution irrigation, poor water quality, etc. We understand bad news sells newspapers, but someone needs to correct any false impressions about the Tongariro and Taupo region. The Tongariro has an envious reputation to protect.
We were wondering how to communicate the comparable situation in this Taupo region where all our rivers remain in such excellent 100% pure “swimmable” condition. Our “canary in the coal mine” is our trout. They would quickly suffer and show signs from any deterioration in water quality, so we are delighted to report this season has been the best in terms of fish condition for at least 15 years. The main complaints from inmates are that too many trout have broken off and too many anglers have heard about it.
You would imagine the “powers that be” that are responsible for the fishery would be shouting such good news from the rooftops but nothing has been heard. They cannot be unaware or maybe it is not in their nature to promote fishing? So again, as usual, TRM
Below is a brief schedule of short videos previously prepared by TRM inmates with their impressions of how the Taupo region and the Tongariro River in particular measures up. We kept asking what it is that attracts them back year after year.
So if any tourist anglers have concerns or doubts about the state of the trout fishing rivers in this region then they are invited to view the following short “vignettes”. TRM fishermen never lie…
The images include some of those inmates interviewed:
(Peter Julian might qualify as an “International identity” being author of trout fishing books)
(Stuart Nicol & Wayne Salmon from Australia)
(Jim Rowland from
(Paul Gandell from Sydney)
(Doug Davison from Melbourne – on his third “last” trip here!)
(Australian club trip)
(Mornington Peninsula Fly Fishing Club – near Melbourne)
(John & Allan from Australia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj9jA36MNUQ (Harvey Clark operates a trout guiding business from Rotorua – he should qualify as a well know trout fishing identity as he edited the NZ Herald fishing column for about twenty years.)
But there’s more...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgg8cQ_t7O8
(The most important tourist attraction in Turangi)
(What does Turangi have to offer)