In summer months this may result in an outdoor bbq get-together such as those on right.
After 12 years many of these inmates from all over NZ and Australia and USA and elsewhere visit at the same time together and go fishing together. It makes their visit much more social and friendly and is particularly good for TRM management and unit servicing schedule as it gives me more time to escape the laundry and go fishing as well.
Regular inmate Brian Nant (Napier – has been visiting TRM regularly for about 20 years) , David Mead (Mornington Peninsula Club – 6 nights stay), Bob Witchard (Canberra – 9 nights), Ian Muntz (Melbourne – 13 nights), Noel Oliver (Canberra – 9 nights), Peter Morrison (Melbourne – 13 nights), David Hand (Near Canberra – 9 nights), SWMBO, Brian Felton (Brisbane – 8 nights), Vicky Mead (Melbourne) and a back view of the only shy Kiwi angler – Ray…
The images and their length of stay confirms how popular the Tongariro (& TRM!) is with West Islanders. Naturally Kiwis take the Tongariro for granted whilst Aussies really value the advantages (over the South Island) much more. These include the easy car and walking access, a fishery open all year, lots of accommodation options, plenty of trout always available at any time, better fishing prospects, choice of fifty pools and several other rivers, good conditioned trout, etc.
TRM try to add to their wish list requirements with a vast range of additional benefits like free bikes (to access the hard to reach pools up the TRB) , free smoke house, rod racks in units, heaps of fishing gear available, free maps and fishing info, luxurious airport shuttle taxi service, etc…
Last time the Canberra team were here they sent us this remarkable night time image of Dave showing off in front of the Tongariro Bridge with some magnificent trout – almost unbelievable fat condition. No wonder he had to return.
If you want more details on how he caught them you will need to stay at TRM… you will not believe how easy it was but we can show you exactly where…!