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Wednesday 5th July 2015

Wednesday 5th July 2015

We got some good rain late yesterday afternoon / evening which brought the Tongariro up to about 56 cumecs but this has...

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Tuesday 4th August 2015

I woke this mornng to find grey skies and some moisture on the ground so deduced it must have rained overnight. A bit...

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Sporting Life is situated in the township of Turangi on the banks of the Blue Ribbon Fishery on the Tongariro River. The river is a mecca for trout anglers worldwide and a source of The Great Lake Taupo, as well as being 'The Gateway to the World Heritage National Park' of Tongariro.

Sporting Life has been an owner operated store since opening in 1968. We are a stockist of tackle for fly fishing the local and backcountry, as well as boat fishing on the Lakes. We have diversifed with a range of hunting and tramping equipment to supply basic need to visitors of the Tongariro National Park and Kaimanawa Ranges which are only a short drive away.

Whether Walking, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Hunting, Fishing, Boating or just enjoying the great outdoors - Sporting Life is there to make it more enjoyable.

Check out our Taupo/ Tongariro Fishing Report, and current weather conditions, then top up your tackle from our online store.


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Rocket Two-In-One

Title Rocket Two-In-One

Summary The Rocket Two-In-One is the efficient portable cooker that provides safe water and hot meals for the whole family. Fuel it with scrap wood or charcoal to create an efficient heat source for cooking and boil up to 12 litres of water at the ... More»»


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