This weekend past was the opening of Trout fishing on Lake
Tarawera and it brings 100's of fishermen and just about as many boats.
It is a great tradition of celebration at The Landing the evening before
the opening with a boat blessing, bag pipes, haggis and whiskey shots.
Those keen for the
early morning start stay on their boats overnight. There was at least one trout
caught per angler some were very chuffed to catch more. Those that caught the
green tagged variety were ecstatic, wondering if this elusive Trout would net
them a $10 000.00 cash bonus.
All the boat ramps were jammed packed with SUV’s utes and boat trailers. The
skill was to find a place to park and hopefully not get blocked in when
you wanted to leave.
It was great weather for ducks not so much for fishermen. It pretty much
poured most of the weekend with the brave sticking it out with raincoats and
umbrellas. Those that had full canopy shelter and good toddies to keep
warm, enjoyed superb luxury compared to their raincoat clad counterparts.
Monday morning most have gone with hopefully good tales and sweet
memories. All we are left with are the tyre tracks kindly photographed by