I’m an angler from up in Taupo and was fishing the Blue Pool this morning. Caught and lost a trout with a couple of guys coming up the pool behind me.
Fished around for a bit and headed up to Sand pool, where I got chatting to an Auckland inmate of yours, a guy called Jason. While he was fishing the head of the pool I rigged up and then he let me in as he hadn’t caught anything. What a gentleman. I jumped in, and promptly pulled a slabby rainbow out, much to Jason’s amusement! After that excitement we had a chat for a bit and I headed on my way.
When back in the car park I thought I should at least offer to buy Jason and his fishing buddy a beer to thank him for letting me into the Sand Pool once he was done. So I assessed the cars and noticed a Holden purchased from an Auckland car dealer. That must be Auckland Jason’s car, I thought. So I left a note with my details and carried on.
As I was leaving, I noticed another SUV in the car park that was purchased in Auckland. Bugger. A 50/50 chance of being the wrong car.
This evening I got a text from a random number:
‘Hey! I might have gotten the wrong car? Unless everyone at on the river was called Jason today? Is this the Jason who let me have a crack at the Sand pool? Otherwise I’m a creepy stalker!!’
‘Hahahahaha that’s awesome! Yeah it’s a different Jason! I’m the one you walked past down the bottom of the blue pool. We were truly baffled as to how you figured out my name haha’
Then I had a text come through from a friend in Christchurch:
‘I just had a call from my friend Mike who is fishing this weekend with his mate Jason – apparently you left your card on Jason’s car or something?? They FB stalked you and saw I’m a mutual friend so rang me asking about you 😂😂😂 how do you know them???’
So, as you can see, I haven’t managed to get the note through to the right Jason. He mentioned he was one of your inmates, so if you could please pass the message on to him that it was refreshing to meet an angler on the Tongariro who wasn’t “weirded out” by a lady wader catching fish, I’d really appreciate it!
Thanks so much.
Most communications from anglers is negative stuff complaining about whatever is spoiling their fishing. SWMBO suspects they pick on something to complain about as a reaction when the fishing is slow. We hope you understand when we decide not to repeat them. TRM prefers good news like that from Libby. More often we hear of such well mannered behaviour but rarely can repeat it. Thank you Libby. So we sent her the younger slim 2008 image to make sure our inmate was the correct Jason.