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Tongariro Trout Fishing - Roadside Stories

Tongariro Trout Fishing - Roadside Stories


State Highway 1, Turangi

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Tongariro River and its trout fishing. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

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.

Trout and salmon,

The lure of trout,

Fly fishing,

Tūrangi district,

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number TCDR500).

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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