Wow! Turangi is on a roll. This is true! Stats never lie. In the last quarter the % increase in Turangi property values exceed the best Auckland suburbs.
i.e. This is according to the latest QV Property Report in the NZ Herald supplement on 7 December. In the last quarter the property values in Turangi increased at a ‘dizzy mind boggling’ rate of 3.5% while Remuera – one of Auckland’s most prestigious mature suburbs, increased 3%.
That should prove that TRM reports can confuse anything with statistical analysis. (I just had to comment on this for Lizzie & Chris from Remuera who left TRM today.)
But SWMBO still complained. I concede I might be missing something as She was keen to point out the average value in Remuera has an additional zero more than Turangi (or I should have gone to spec savers?)… So? She is so pedantic. But relatively, Turangi still increased more. That’s all that matters.
I think I have convinced Her that here in Paradise we are only really concerned about relative life style values portrayed in trout stats, and Remuera doesn’t have any trout.
So we may be on a win-win.
TRM Fishy Report:
That is Lizzie above with her big jack from their upper Tongariro raft trip. Isn’t it good to see the ladies doing so well.
Lizzie also lost another whopper up in Blue Pool but you will have to ask Chris what happened? We wouldn’t dare tell how.
A typical fishing weekend was enjoyed by another regular TRM inmate, Scott Collins, who arrived Friday night and left this morning. He wasn’t going to admit to Eric and Greg that he had a restful R&R and just took it easy yet still managed to land 7 on Saturday, 5 on Sunday and 8 on Monday morning.
Total landed 20. Lost a few as well. OK? All Rainbows.
He did not take any photos so TRM had to reveal his results by finding some other big browns he landed earlier this year.
(Note his ‘lucky’ hat below… Very cool.)
A fishy South Island story:
Ken arrived in Christchurch, hired a rental camper van and drove in great anticipation to Omarama, (all primed up for the Ahuriri but all rivers blown out), drove on to the Mataura (all blown out) and then to Queenstown, (all rivers blown out) drove North over to Haast (all rivers blown out) and up the West Coast (all rivers blown out), so then returned to Christchurch all blown out to return the van and catch a bus back to Paradise.
There is a valuable lesson here for all anglers planning a fishing safari around the South Island.
The weather will decide where you can fish. It is wise to keep your location options as flexible as possible. I do not want to be seen ‘putting the South Island fishing down’ in any way as it is a great place to visit from a purely tourist viewpoint.[Indeed, I intend to test it again in February. Another BOF inmate (Boring Old Fart) has already offered to compose the Daily Reports while I am away so that will be worth waiting for. SWMBO promises a definite improvement in literary style. But I digress…]
At TRM we have so many stories of SI anglers crossing from east to west and back again several times trying to locate fishable rivers without success – due to weather conditions. It happens far more often than you might imagine.
You know we cannot possibly be biased in Turangi, but when the Tongariro floods we can fish it the next day. In the South it might take several days or a week to recover.
When we thrash a pool and release trout on the Tongariro we can rest it for 10 minutes and they are back on the feed. In the South they sulk for several days.
So Welcome Back Ken to our trout fishing Paradise. That is another reason why we call it Paradise – apart from the ballooning property inflation rate.
(And don’t worry Dave – we will put him through the sheep dip and the car wash to remove any traces of DIdymo before he is even allowed to look at the Tongariro…)