Join Date: May 2012
Location: your home waters
last march I had the pleasure of meeting the man in the top video on, of course, the tongariro.
what isn't explained in the video is that along with the bobber there is a very heavy lead sinker on that line... and I mean heavy.
one should not expect to be able to swing the tongariro as 99.8% of the fishermen lining that system are bobber fishing with a nymph.
cast, lift, cast, repeat.
admittedly this is the most successful of fishing methods and as one cannot purchase trout in nz these gentlemen are fishing for their food... everything (everything) gets knocked on the head.
a very sexy cast, true... but once you've seen the rig you can see why it travels so far.
and would I swing the tongariro again? simple answer, no.
after seeing what type of fishing occurs, the so-called conservation with the resident's handling of fish and the attitude towards extortionate licence fee paying visitors put me well off.
and nz happy hour?
well I'm not entirely certain what day of the year that falls upon.
ps. your money is better spent on the west coast of america. as is mine.
First off Iím not your mate.