SWMBO still keeps receiving anxious urgent inquiries asking “How’s the fushin”?
This is often difficult to explain so we will rely on six ‘case studies’ as follows: We use TRM Unit numbers to identify the culprits to maintain their anonymity but they know who they are…
Case History No. 2 – Unit 8: A regular inmate from Rotorua with his son from Auckland. The weather was so beautiful and he enjoyed the Tongariro River environment so much that he relaxed too much and lost himself in the 100% pure natural wild river Paradise. Understandable after Rotorua… He missed hugging cows. He landed two. Later we discovered he was just sulking as his son landed 11 – or thereabouts.
Case History No. 2 – Unit 11: Two experienced regular visitors from Taranaki. They were going to visit in June but we suggested waiting a couple more weeks. They booked for three nights last week but after two nights their chilly bins were full so they left early.
Case History No. 3 – Unit 11: After the Taranaki team left they were replaced by a Jafa (Just another fantastic Aucklander) complaining as usual about the traffic (took him about 6 hours to get here), petrol tax, Government tax, Trump, Auckland rugby, wet weather, etc. – usual stuff – confirming he desperately needed some Tongariro therapy. Stayed three nights without reporting to SWMBO – nothing! Suspect was seen several times loitering around the fish cleaning table. For some that may be sufficient evidence but She lacked any visible evidence. He has since claimed he was just exploring new spots and extended his stay for a further two nights so left SWMBO completely confused.
Case History No. 4 – Unit 2: TRM were booked out most days so for his first night he slummed it at Taupo and dropped into the Hine en route. Only one fish hooked up in there so continued to TRM as TT car park was overflowing just like Auckland, dropped his gear off (the unit was still being cleaned) and headed up river. Landed ‘about’ seven, lost several BIG beasts, reported trout in all pools. Before he left the next morning he landed his limit again.
Case History No. 5 – Unit 3: Two West Islanders in residence for two weeks. Have caught and lost and released their limit bag every day. Ho hum…
Case History No. 6 – Another father and son from Taranaki landed 15 on their first day and five more on the morning before they left. In case you doubt them, they promised to send some photos… (see TRM Daily Report tomorrow)
Last Tuesday was rubbish day. TRM fish cleaning station even ran out of old newspapers – for wrapping up fish remains. The fish bin full of gutted fish was so heavy it needed two strong heavyweights – SWMBO & Flora – to lift it. I supervised. Irrefutable evidence of successful fishing by everyone.
So how does TRM’s SWMBO handle these “How’s the fushin” inquiries? She has a new cunning strategy…
As TRM have been booked out most days, She refers only to Case History 3 and suggests the best spawning runs must still be delayed, the fishing appears slow and hard, so they would be wise to leave it for later in the season.
And they believe her too!
When we are not booked out She refers to Case Histories 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 to get them here asap. Seems reasonable.
That is why She is such a superb Manager at TRM.
Comparatively my management style is a little more laid back as Pumpkin and I work as a team…