Young happy enthusiast novice angler on right wading the Braids is Cooper Goodeve from New Plymouth. (Sorry the waders did not fit. They even leaked but he did not mind as long as he could get out there amongst the trout.)
During the last school holidays other anglers have been asking TRM if there are any “Introduction to Fly Fishing” courses on the Tongariro or in Taupo region? We get many father & son teams who would love to attend such a course. If anyone is keen to teach youngsters then TRM have all the gear available – donated by other generous inmates – so get in touch.
We have not heard of the local club – TALTAC (Tongariro and Lake Taupo Anglers Club) organising any such courses?. In fact we never hear from them for anything…
Does the Taupo Club – mainly boat fishos – have courses to compare to the following effort to encourage fly fishing by F&G in Otago – as posted on TRM Daily Report last Friday?.
It is sad the Taupo Fishery Managers, DOC – Department of Conservation- do not hold any courses to encourage young and more mature kids to try trout fishing on the Tongariro River. They don’t even promote trout fishing, like this following example of how it could be.
Hi Guys – Fish and Game Otago are running the following introduction to fly fishing event. The Otago Fish & Game Council will be running a FREE novice adult beginner fishing class before the start of the 2017/18 fishing season. The things that will be covered are licences, regulations, species of fish, rods, bait, knots, where to go etc. Then there will be a field trip to the Southern Reservoir to try your luck at catching a fish for dinner.
Round up a group or bring your partners along for the fun!
Pre-registration is required (maximum of 12 people per class) so if you are interested please contact Steven Dixon – Ph 021 190 0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org before the 4th of September 2017.
Dates: Thursday 7th September (Theory Class 1) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm held at the Otago Fish & Game Council office, Cnr Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.
Friday 8th September (Theory Class 2) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm held at the Otago Fish & Game Council office, Cnr Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.
Saturday 9th September Field trip (both classes) 3pm – 4.30pm at the Southern Reservoir
All the fishing equipment (rods and lures) will be provided.