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The waiting game.
Fri 20th June, 2014


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What do you do on your day off if you work in a busy Turangi tackle shop all week?... no prizes for guessing the answer. Steve from Creel Tackle playing a brown in one of the town pools. Unfortunately this one threw the hook but his smaller mate pictured on the right wasn't as lucky a day or two earlier. If you're wondering what's different about Steve's face ... its called a smile ... that's my discount gone! There have been quite a few browns showing up in the four to five pound bracket, which is just as well because things have been a bit slow, particularly the last couple of days. The thre ...
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Tue 3rd June, 2014


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A beautiful Bank Holiday weekend in Turangi especially the last couple of days. Once the heavy overnight frosts melted away it seemed more like late spring than early winter and Turangi was packed with families enjoying a very sunny Queens Birthday break. As expected the Tongariro received its fair share of attention but wasn't as busy as I thought it might be and I had no trouble finding places to fish. If there are more people around I often avoid the pools and fish the less popular stuff in between. Its a tactic more anglers are adopting and over the weekend it proved again that you don't h ...
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