Archive for tag: Tongariro River

  A bit of coverage after a trip with “Maggot” on the middle section of the often fished Tongariro River. It seems like Auckland is giving me plenty of chances to fish the Tongariro given the last few posts have been from there but I’ll take it while it’s running clear.   Too Early to Start?   I’ve had my fair share of early starts on the river, most of them are productive as the fish swim around thinking they’re ...

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Blasting Down on a Friday Night   Time for a pre-Christmas hit out on the Tongariro. The challenge started as I stepped out of the office, trying to head south as quickly as possible, to get on the river before the sun dropped below the hills. Taking a few of the back roads, I was in the Koura street car park just after eight and fumbling around with my gear in an effort to get a fly ...

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A weekend back on the Tongariro after 4 months away in London, there was plenty of anticipation and excitement amongst the lads before hitting the river. So much so, that I’d planned on a quick Friday night flick in one of the town pools, after arriving at the Koura St carpark I got out, kitted up, rod in hand and was walking off to the river when I remembered I was meant to pick up ...

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