(Photos on right of trout caught in the last week or so – see complaint below)
This is the first of TRM’s ambitious new Daily Report style of encouraging tourist anglers and other fishy inmates to tell you what it is really like here on the Tongariro. The ‘ambitious’ part is to get me up to speed with new technology and train the computer to do it the way we want it.
Hannah has been very patient gently helping us to discover what else these iPhones and iMacs can do. For this type of reporting the new technology is really marvelous.
After 12 years of Tongariro fishing reports, we are very grateful for your perseverance but understand some readers must be bored with what appear to be the same stories, passing on inmates’ concerns and their enthusiastic fishing results and increasingly complaints about the environment.
So it should be refreshing to hear from other less biased visitors. Hopefully you will appreciate others care as much about our river too. And as you know, TRM anglers never lie…
If any other Tongariro anglers would like to contribute to these interviews and feel restricted as they do not stay here at TRM, then please make contact. We would love to get as many as possible to get a balanced viewpoint. I am sure the fishery managers would like to read/hear your opinions too.
Sometimes, like right now, the Tongariro River fishing can be such a “hit or miss” experience so it is also such a relief to get independent opinion directly from others. i.e.
Last week we had regular Tongariro anglers enjoy some of the best fishing days in their lives. Ditto the week before. (Hi Sean from Taranaki) We don’t make up these stories. We just pass on what anglers tell us based on fishy evidence from our freezers and in the smoke house.
So yesterday I was amazed when a West Island angler, GW, (who has a holiday home here) called in to announce it is his worst year ever?. He complained all his visiting fishing mates – not from West Island either – were similarly grizzling. So we must be wrong?. He admitted he never gets up until very late so that is probably his major problem.
That is what we are often up against. Angler A prepared to adjust to conditions and move around enjoying wonderful fishing whilst angler B arriving to ‘his’ pool after all the others have left and complaining there are no fish or their condition is so poor, etc.
So it is good to hear from someone with better authority and many years experience – the Trout Man from Rotorua no less:
For more info on The Trout Man – go to: