Tuesday 8th May 2018


Fine and sunny. Light breeze as of 9:00am this morning.  The Tongariro River is clear and fishable.  Today is a much calmer day than yesterday !!

I went for a look up to the Red Hut pool this morning to see what it looked like.  There were no cars in the carpark when I turned up but one arrived just as I was leaving. It was a stunning morning.  One that would be nice to have been out and about fishing.


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(Above) The Red Hut swing bridge. It is a good walk to cross here and head up-river to fish the Boulder Reach and Cliff Pool. It takes about 15 minutes to get up to the Boulder Reach.

(Below) Looking upstream from the Red Hut swing Bridge.

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(Below) Looking downstream from the Red Hut swing bridge. What a stunning morning !

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(Below)  " Masters of Camouflage " .... the Blue Duck. I spotted two off the bridge this morning.  They were honking and whistling !

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(Below) If you struggled seeing them in the picture above I have marked a white circle around them.

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(Below) The sun was nice this morning.

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(Below) A little bit of  "delayed coverage " from a while ago with a rather enthusiastic angler and a very nice Tongariro River brown trout.  This is Henry Heron who is from the " West Island " of New Zealand ( that is a place called Australia).

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