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Turangi Trout Centre
Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:03pm
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I can hardly believe it! Talk about a slap in the face with a wet fish! The Turangi National Freshwater Aquarium (at the National Trout Centre) refuses to show trout in its new tanks. What sort of politically correct madness is this? And who has hijacked this project? It certainly wasn't in the original design specifications that were signed off. Who are these people accountable to? I know some old fishermen who contributed to this Centre who will be spinning in their graves right now.

Turangi aquarium snubs trout
Wed, 9 Mar 2011

A new freshwater aquarium in Turangi has banned the region's famed trout in favour of a range of native fish species.

The $750,000 Turangi National Freshwater Aquarium will open on Friday at the national trout hatchery, 3km south of Turangi.

Native fish and introduced aquatic pests have been released into 10 viewing tanks but visitors should not expect to see trout in the tanks.

The aquarium's purpose was to show visitors the range of fish in rivers and streams in New Zealand, Turangi Taupo fishery manager Glenn MacLean told the Dominion Post.

Trout could still be seen in the outdoor hatchery pond nearby.

About 50,000 visitors are expected to view the complex each year.

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Re: Turangi Trout Centre
Reply #1 - Mar 9th, 2011 at 10:07pm
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I've seen enough trout and can see them whenever I want. What I haven't seen buggar all of though if the type of fish they're gonna show.

I don't have an issue with it. I'll go there and have a look if I'm ever up that way.
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