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Reply #15 - Feb 28th, 2009 at 7:43pm
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Reply #16 - Apr 18th, 2009 at 12:25pm
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just found this story Smiley,after spending my roar trip in there with a mate and reading about the pioneers of that awesome place that article really hit home,best read ive had on here Cool
  
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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #17 - Apr 24th, 2009 at 7:57pm
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very interesting, cheers
  

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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #18 - Jun 27th, 2010 at 11:17am
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Taking the liberty of bumping this thread--for those that might have missed Rupert James's story and his contribution to the Ruakituri River fishery.
  

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Reply #19 - Jun 27th, 2010 at 11:57am
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Reply #20 - Jun 27th, 2010 at 9:54pm
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whereami wrote on Jun 27th, 2010 at 11:57am:
good move baz Cool


+1,  Really enjoyed reading the words of an observant man who was in tune with his surroundings, and displayed great forethought and Kiwi ingenuity. Great that he returned to  the river, discovering that his efforts had been sucessful, every fish caught there is a tribute to him, his mates and their efforts.
  
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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #21 - Jun 28th, 2010 at 3:56pm
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Very enjoyable read, makes you appreciate even more, that the actions of a few good buggers made NZ the greatest place on earth.
It is also makes me look to the present; increasing urbanisation of our culture, to the point where a lads weekend is spent mindlessly driving an ugly car around and around the city blocks. I guess if they could all realise a backcountry adventure as our fore fathers had planned for us; then the hills would be over-run with fools.
  
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Reply #22 - Jun 28th, 2010 at 4:20pm
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Excellent Baz,,well worthy of a coupla reads mate,interesting Smiley
Cheers ti the tomato stake chap also Grin
  

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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #23 - Jun 28th, 2010 at 10:01pm
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Cheers guys. I hope it gives an insight into the early releases of trout in our back country rivers. Blokes like Rupert James left us a marvelous angling legacy.
I hope some who missed Ruperts story the first time around get to read it now.  Smiley
  

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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #24 - Jul 1st, 2010 at 10:52pm
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Excellent read

Brings back memories Guy and Dunsmore. I used to go there when I was a young fella about 24 years ago.

Adairs was over the road on the corner

Thanks Baz for the memories and bumping this back to the top.
  
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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #25 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 12:33pm
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Gday Sikahill
Glad you enjoyed it--At 13 you would have remembered friday night shopping I guess---about 10 years before my time at G&D.
It seemed everyone came into town on friday nights back then--
  

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Reply #26 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 10:11pm
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Awesome peice of local folk lore. Rua's Track was my intro to tramping. Our fourth form teacher took all the boys in there as an end of year blow out. I remember putting the pack on my back for the first time (in my life) at the bottom of the hill and then climbing up that ridge, we rested and had lunch at the Anzac clearing and then pitched our tents on the Anini clearing at the end of the first day. There was a deer culler in there, a Maori bloke dossing under a basic fly who didn't want much conversation from a bunch of 15yr old boys, unsurprisingly by the time we got up the next mornin he was gone. I also remember huge eels in the Anini stream beside the clearing.
I went back in there again with the same teacher as a sixth former as an add on to his fourth form class. I remember being aware of deer sign in there and becoming interested in the propsect of trying to bump into one.
I have often thought it would be a great thing to take a walk back in there just for old times sake and taking a rifle and a 4pc fly rod.
Thanks again Baz for a great contribution.
  
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Re: Introduction of Trout into the Ruatakuri River
Reply #27 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 1:08pm
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What a great read, really makes me want to get up there and explore some of that territory  Smiley
  
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Reply #28 - Aug 25th, 2010 at 6:31pm
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That was great thanks
  
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Reply #29 - Aug 28th, 2010 at 10:52pm
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Cool Cool Great read thanks.
  
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