British settlers introduced freshwater recreational fishing to New Zealand, stocking the rivers with trout and salmon. The Tongariro River near Tūrangi has long been a mecca for trout fishers, including international celebrity visitors such as American author Zane Grey and the Duchess of York.
Listen to a Roadside Story about trout fishing on the Tongariro River. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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