Following the Daily Report yesterday on Taupo salmon fishing tournament for ANZAC weekend, letters to TRM include this from Murray in West Island:
I thought you would like a picture of the Tongariro River salmon run I took when staying at TRM in February! This was taken on the raft trip.
Enjoyed your salmon story –got lost between fact and fiction – no need to worry JK is bringing millions of Chinese to see you – probably be on their own airlines, own buses, own hotels, own restaurants and be looking for Carp. John
Another West Island angler addressed his booking to ‘Tongariro Escort Agency’:
….Love the reports and as always it’s the first thing I read when I chain myself to the desk every day. I hope this finds you all well and you are enjoying fresh salmon on crackers . Now was that a well hidden secret !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trev.
Other autumn leaves photo is to remind anglers that winter runs start soon so they will need to book asap.
TRM Security reminder:
Usually we can remove these during the evening patrol but at this time of the year many anglers are fishing through to dark and we do not see them return. Inside the entry to most units is a mat off to one side specially placed there for wet waders and other fishing gear. Every unit has ‘rod racks’ to encourage anglers to store their rods inside.
At last, a real fishing report from Richard in Unit 2 . His message is fish your feet first… He was stalking trout in the shallows in a small local stream mouth (known only to TRM inmates…) on Thursday night. On dusk other angler soon joined him and waded out deeper to about where the trout were usually expected to be waiting. All feeding activity died immediately. Within five minutes after the second deep wading angler departed the trout moved back in. In the next half hour Richard landed eight brown trout and lost two good rainbows… OK?