Story: Freshwater fishing

Roadside Stories: Trout fishing on the Tongariro River

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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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35305/roadside-stories-trout-fishing-on-the-tongariro-river (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008