About Us

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 Heritage Park and Kaimanawa Ranges which are only a short drive away. 

 

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Graham and Kathy Whyman

Owner operators of Sporting Life since 1985.
After 28 years with Air New Zealand Graham decided on a change of life style to pursue his passion of fly fishing and with wife Kathy’s support is checking off his bucket list on the fly fishing scene.

 

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Peter Carty

Peter Carty has spent 35 years guiding the South Island before moving to Turangi and now works with us here in Sporting Life tying flies. If you have a fly you can't find anywhere else then call in to see Pete to whip up a few for you. 

 

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Andrew Burden

Andrew is a mad keen fisherman who spends most of his non-working time fishing ...... or glued to Facebook. He likes to entertain you on the Sporting Life Facebook page with his very entertaining videos.

 

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Jared Goedhart

Jared is just mad about the great outdoors and makes the most of the fishing, hunting and tramping on offer in the Turangi area. Also does a top job at keeping the web up to date with photos and quick witted comments.

 

 

 

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