The Giant Trout


In Taupo on the corner of Ferry Road and Tongariro Street near the boat marina is this giant Trout sculpture. The town is famous for it's freshwater lake in which the fish roam around. The sculpture was erected in 1999 to replace a previous trout sculpture built in 1985 for the Dawn Walker Trout Fishing Competition. 

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Comments

Tigger said…
Ooooh cool. Rakaia on SH1 south of Christchurh has a salmon one of those. I love the sculptures you see at the edges of towns that are meant to advertize a towns culture or special features.
That is one huge Trout and would make a great Fish Story for someone to retell. Have a wonderful day.
Graham Edwards said…
I remember it well. You couldn't avoid it whether you were driving through or stopping for a while. I like Taupo.
William Kendall said…
That you can't miss.
Veronica Lee said…
WOW!! What a cool sculpture!

Happy Tuesday, Amy!
local alien said…
What a big trout! Taupo has so many things to photo. Great place to visit.
Iris Flavia said…
Wow. Ingo sure´d get hungry ;-)
Tom said…
...I've heard many big fish stories, but this one is huge. Thanks Amy for sharing, take care.
Billy Blue Eyes said…
That would feed a few people
Wonderfully descriptive sculpture! I became a fan of trout when we moved west in the US where they are plentiful
Fun60 said…
Is that the one that got away?
Now that is really some fish! Sounds like a cool place.
Canada is well know for its large roadside attractions. - Margy
betty-NZ said…
A always forget to get photos of the trouts in the towns around there :)

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Yvonne said…
Nice interpretation of a trout. It certainly gets its point across.