Story: Freshwater fishing

Anglers and their catch (1st of 2)

Anglers and their catch

A group of anglers pose after a successful trip on Lake Rotorua in 1903. The rainbow trout they have caught are exceptionally well-conditioned – some look like rugby balls. The picture was taken by a tourist department photographer. The government was eager to encourage visitors to New Zealand, and one way of doing this was by highlighting fishing opportunities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tourist and Publicity Department Collection
Reference: PA1-o-502-03

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008