TRM just had an inmate commenting on how sad it was that we had slowed down our production line on what used to be called “TRM Daily Reports”. He used to enjoy them but has noticed they are posted only a few times each month now.
The explanation is that about three years ago TRM reports switched over to the “face book” format. That was not available back in 2004 when the TRM blogs commenced. But now it is a far more flexible purpose-designed method for our style of fishing reports and provides readers with the ability to comment back and contribute to any discussion. Then every now and then, when we might have too many photo images or it is too long for Facebook, we refer the readers back to our LINKS and the blog you are reading right now.
Also many more Face book comments are pinched from others who do a far better job at reporting on the trout fishing and it is often updated several times a day. So if you are looking for more regular info to feed your fishy addiction, then dial-up TRM Facebook on google.
It used to take considerable time composing each blog and trying to promote Tongariro River trout fishing. It is much easier to burgle contributions from other fishos.
Similarly, many others post real classy photo images – see below by Sandy Bulmer – which somehow look far better compared to my pics. Yesterday I contacted Sandy to ask permission to use her swing bridge image in the exciting new Tongariro book. It captures the moody spirit and focuses the spooky light over the Tongariro so well for our plot.
Which brings us to the third reason for neglecting the blogs. Over the last few months, I needed more time to finish the long awaited fishy manuscript on the Tongariro River. It is called “Tongariro Skulduggery” – a fitting title for my magnum opus. I have never written a book before so I was seeking some independent opinions. The draft was sent to various writers and editors for their comments which varied from “What a yarn” to a “glorious tapestry” and “what a hoot” and “a delightful collection of essays” etc. From those you can probably safely assume it is not a serious comprehensive fishing book. It is described as a “mockumentary” – a documentary-style to mock the establishment. Hopefully, there is adequate humour to provide a licence to satirize and overcome any criticism of some deliberately provocative stuff. SWMBO promises you will love it!
So this is a commercial tease, a warm-up message to advise we need to hold off taking orders until later in September. Any profits will be directed to a charitable trust formed to protect a local trout river environment. Warning – more fascinating info designed to suck you in will inevitably follow… but it is all for a good cause.