I talked to Ross from TRM today and we have decided to have a friendly (yeah right) contest held on the 23rd and 24th of August. Hopefully this will be an annual event and a trophy will be purchased for this auspicious occasion. It will be known as the Waitahanui/Tongariro River Cup. Basically guys on that weekend I want as many Waitahanui anglers as I can staying at the lodge,(this is a requisite) and Ross will have the same. Waitahanui Lodge anglers can only fish this river and TRM anglers the Tongariro. Heaviest fish wins. There will be a few spot prises as well. A barbi will be held on the Sunday at TRM in Turangi. Get in contact to book a room, I will reduce the room price that weekend so some of my Taupo Waitahanui anglers can stay. There might be a bit of slagging over this.
Here is a photo of Ross with one of the bigger fish in the Tonagriro, I believe he took it as well, (smile)