Jun 062020
 

Fishing

Prior to Queens Birthday weekend I received the following article on the local fishishing from Richard Kemp.

Just over a week ago,Honor and I had a pleasant few days at Turangi.

The weather was very good and so was the fishing on the Tongariro.

There were not a lot of anglers on the river, apart from the weekend when the numbers increased significantly,it being the first opportunity for many to enjoy the fishing and environment after the Corona virus lockdown had lifted.

The Tongariro was fairly low and very clear after the last flood.Consequently, I was rather surprised that fish were running up the river.Those we caught were superb, being fresh run and in extremely good condition with bright orange flesh. There was no earthy or muddy taste in any of them.

Having fished the Taupo rivers leading into the Lake since 1952, I thought the trout we caught in the Tongariro were as good as I could recall. Some others I spoke to were also very impressed with the quality and size of the fish they had caught. Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to fish any of the other rivers but am looking forward to doing so.

I believe we are going to enjoy an excellent season.

Richard

Weight 5lb, Fresh run, Very strong Great colour.

Queens Birthday saw a lot of anglers and a lot of people in Turangi. The fishing was not easy. The Bridge Pool was by fatr the most popular pool on the river and the catch was higher here than elsewhere.

I was checked for my license during the week on the river. It is the second time this season.

The track downstream on the true right has been upgraded and avoids most of the large muddy puddles that had to be negotiated. It is a vast improvement on the track that anglers blazed after vehicle access to the Reed Pool was blocked. Bit bybit improvement has been made and I consider the currant track very good.

My waders leak. It has been a progression from rubber waders to neoprene, the thicker the better. In the current situation I have learned that 7mm neoprene has not been an essential import so 7mm neoprene waders are hard to find. Getting the right boot size is important. The newest waders have their advantage in being comfortable to walk in during summer but in winter can be cold. So I am using aquaseal as a temporary fix.

Proposal to transfer specified Lake Taupō monitoring functions to an iwi authority

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Waikato Regional Council is proposing to transfer specific water quality monitoring functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.

Section 33 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) enables a local authority to transfer any one or more of its functions, powers or duties under the act to another public authority, except for the power of transfer itself. This has occurred occasionally between councils but is yet to occur from a council to an iwi authority.

Council would retain the power of transfer, enabling it to change or revoke the transfer at any time, by giving notice. 

Reason for proposal

Lake Taupō is a national treasure that holds special value for Ngāti Tūwharetoa, the local iwi of Taupō. Ensuring the health of the lake is regarded as a top priority at both a national and local level.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa have local knowledge about the lake and its tributary streams, and have a deep desire to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the well-being of the lake for the benefit of all.

The Trust Board by Deed of Settlement has ownership of Taupō Waters. This unique relationship means that the Trust Board holds legal title as trustee and acts as kaitiaki over Taupō Waters, on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

Monitoring functions proposed for transfer

Waikato Regional Council is proposing to transfer the following functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board:

  • Summer bathing: Weekly collection of water samples at five summer bathing beach sites in Lake Taupō during the summer season (December to February inclusive).
  • Regional rivers: Monthly assessment on water quality at 16 regional rivers which are tributaries to Lake Taupō.
  • Rainfall: Six weekly rainfall monitoring at a single site on the western side of Lake Taupō.
  • Groundwater: Six monthly groundwater level and quality monitoring (April and October) at 40 sites in the Taupō catchment.
  • Groundwater: Biannual groundwater quality monitoring at two schools (Kuratau and Waitahanui).
  • Groundwater: Six weekly groundwater level measurements at 62 sites in the Taupō catchment.

Under the proposal, the Trust Board only collect samples – not make decisions – and the data collected in undertaking sampling will remain in the ownership of Waikato Regional Council.

  1. Community »
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  4. Proposal to transfer specified Lake Taupō monitoring functions to an iwi authority

Waikato Regional Council is proposing to transfer specific water quality monitoring functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.

Section 33 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) enables a local authority to transfer any one or more of its functions, powers or duties under the act to another public authority, except for the power of transfer itself. This has occurred occasionally between councils but is yet to occur from a council to an iwi authority.

Council would retain the power of transfer, enabling it to change or revoke the transfer at any time, by giving notice. 

Reason for proposal

Lake Taupō is a national treasure that holds special value for Ngāti Tūwharetoa, the local iwi of Taupō. Ensuring the health of the lake is regarded as a top priority at both a national and local level.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa have local knowledge about the lake and its tributary streams, and have a deep desire to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the well-being of the lake for the benefit of all.

The Trust Board by Deed of Settlement has ownership of Taupō Waters. This unique relationship means that the Trust Board holds legal title as trustee and acts as kaitiaki over Taupō Waters, on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

Monitoring functions proposed for transfer

Waikato Regional Council is proposing to transfer the following functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board:

Eric Wilson

Secretary





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