I first learned to fish for Salmon in England on the River Severn. Twenty one years ago I moved to my father's home country of New Zealand. He introduced me to trout fishing and I have enjoyed fly fishing on the Tongariro and neighbouring rivers ever since. Along the way I have introduced many friends to the wonderful art of fly fishing. My loves are family, trout fishing, friends and meeting people and when I found the opportunity to combine all four in an idyllic setting of tranquility, natural unspoiled beauty and private luxury accommodation I grabbed it with both hands. It is one minute to what is arguably the most famous of New Zealand’s trout fishing pools, the “Major Jones Pool” and Tongariro's equally famous and challenging rainbow trout. The natural beauty can be viewed from the sunny upper deck throughout the year. The, at times frighteningly powerful Tongariro River is banked with mature native trees and the music of the river mixes with that of bird song to provide, what I consider to be an environment close to perfection.