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Thursday 7th December 2017

Overcast start to the morning with the sun trying to poke through. No wind as of 9:00am. The Tongariro is clear and...

Friday 24th November 2017

Friday 24th November 2017

Overcast, hot and humid. We got up to 26 degrees celcius here in Turangi yesterday according to my thermometer. Been...

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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

New Zealand Agents for Simms Waders and Accessories, Sage Fly Rods and Fly Reels, Redington Fly Rods Reels and Waders, Patagoina Waders and Patagonia Wading boots, Magnum Neoprene Waders, Airflo Fly Rods and Fly Lines, Kilwell Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers Fly Lines, Lamson Fly Reels, Manic Tackle Flies, Umpqua Flies, Umpqua Fly Tying Materials, Wapsi Fly Tying Materials

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