Tongariro Trout

19 January, 2012

Steeped in history, New Zealand’s famous Tongariro river is not only the birthplace of rainbow trout to the country, but the destination of millions of fly fishers from around the world, since legendary author- Zane Gray wrote about the river back in 1926. Since his book- tales from and anglers Eldorado, a world wide pilgrimage began including the duchess of York herself!

Lake Taupo’s primary tributary- the Tongariro is a familiar place for me. I made several trips there over the years, but given it’s incredible history, I had to … Continue reading