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Thursday 21st May 2015

Thursday 21st May 2015

Boy have we had some great reports from anglers. ...

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Another stunning day here in Turangi. Nice sunny blue sky and no wind at this stage. ...

Welcome to Sporting Life

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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Sage VXP Fly Rod

Title Sage VXP Fly Rod

Summary If you are going to fish all day long - switching between nymphs, dries, streamers, this rod is for you. Ultra-smooth fast action, the VXP is a workhorse of the Sage rod family. Available in 5,6 and7 wt only



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