Some of the interesting feedback re the increase in Taupo Fishery Daily Limit from 3 to 6:
The new limit isn’t compulsory, agreed?
We used to have a saying when the government declined to change limits.
“Limit your catch, DON’T catch your limit”
Just as the speed limit isn’t a target neither is the new trout limit in Taupo.
Hi Ross, Just a casual observation from last weeks fishing,
I noticed a larger than normal numbers of fish killed and quite a lot of limit bags,especially from under the bridge.
I am in two minds if it is for the best for future years.
The one good thing is perhaps that I saw quite a few smaller hens ( 2 -3lb ) ripe with roe and ready to spawn.
They were better out of the river and not allowed to breed.
I will be very interested to see as to what happens in 3 years time when DOC’s plan comes to a result.
Anyway Cheers TS
The actual outcome will probably be known in about 5 years.
I think the result will be a decrease in catch rates and a decrease in average size.
My reasons are as follows:
(1) competition for food in Lake O does not seem to be an issue with the current trout population – making the new 6 bag limit and the decrease in size a poor decision (an increase in size would be better)
(2) a minority of fishermen always take their bag limit whenever they can and will do so for many successive days, filling their ice box with trout, not for their immediate family but for friends and distant relatives.
The cumulative effect, over several years can be considerable. Personally, I hope I am wrong, wrong, wrong – because Lake O is an outstanding fishery. Regards H
Relentless positivity from a pragmatic idealist
Recently I was astonished to hear SWMBO explaining to some lucky inmates She trapped in reception that, after they had seen a gaggle of geese flying in formation over TRM, the reason one side of the V formation is longer is because there are more geese on that side.
You know, I always wondered about that…
SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed is a pragmatic idealist who manages everything around me in Turangi) is suffering from a highly contagious mental condition called ‘relentless positivity’…
Sometimes it is so hard to cope with someone so positive I have to hide in the laundry – on right.
Below is some more ‘relentless positivity’ by another pragmatic idealist – hidden from public gaze by a TRM inmate.
The image is the ceiling or inside the roof of a van belonging to Miles from Taranaki. He has been a regular visitor to the Tongariro River since before Turangi was created. His array of evil weapons of mass destruction to provide for every eventuality in every pool or run or reach on the Tongariro is most impressive.