Wednesday 13th December 2017


Fine and sunny here in Turangi today. No wind as of 9:00am.  The wind did increase during the day yesterday.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

I have a little treat for you all today.  I was doing some internet surfing the other day and came across this GEM of a short movie of fishing Lake Taupo from 1951.  It is what I would call a classic, especially the narration!  Check out the innuendo in it.  Click on the link below and enjoy!  You might end up watching it a few times ;-)

This is thanks to NZONSCREEN.




So, a few months ago I was going through the books on my bookshelf and came across what must have been a tourist book for Taupo and found some interesting pictures.  The book must have been from the late 1950's. Check out the following photos.

lake taupo fishing 1 late 1950s.jpg

(Above) Check out the fashion !!  Also take note of how big the fish were in the "Good Old Days , you know when the fish were much bigger than they were today !" 

(Below) Do the river fishermen recognize this spot ?  This is looking upstream from the Major Jones swing bridge up to the Hydro Pool. 

lake taupo fishing 2 late 1950s.jpg

(Below) Kind of the modern day picture of the one above from almost the same location.


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