TAUPO MOANA. NEW ZEALAND’S INLAND SEA
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Immediately following the title, these intertitles: “Largest of New Zealand's lakes, Taupo, by reason of the superb fishing it provides, has long been a favourite with anglers of all nations ... But fishing is not Taupo's only asset, the beautiful scenery surrounding the Lake, being a never failing attraction”. The lake through shoreline trees. Intertitle: “Wavelets on the sun-kissed shore”. Wavelets on the shore. Intertitle: “The starting point of many excursions”. Roadside [boathouse] and jetty. People boat boat from jetty. Boat backs out. Intertitle: “Into deep water, and the spinners are out”
People fishing from boat (taken from a bobbing vessel alongside.) Boat under power.
Intertitle: “Cleaving the ruffled surface of the broad lake”. Boat with [mountains] in background. Florid intertitle, “Cloud squadrons riding in the blue”. Clouds over lake.
Boat anchored and man on shore. Intertitle: “An ardent disciple of Walton”. (Izaak Walton that is, author of ‘The Compleat Angler.) Rod against his shoulder, he threads fly on line. He displays the fly in close-up. And, in long-shot, casts his line. Intertitle“Prominent in Maori history - the Waikato River”. The river [mouth] with boats.
Intertitle: “Where waters tumble in rare abandon - Huka Falls”. Falls from riverside. Intertitle: “In search of the elusive 'Rainbow’”. Fisherman walking on boulders at side of river. Shot of him fishing in calm [sidestream] with turbulent water rushing past behind. “ ‘Midst the turbulent water”
Intertitles: “Real enthusiasts, with their up-to-date transportation”. Dinghy in trailer. “The launching - no slipway needed. ” Two men drag dinghy down slope into water. Over shoulder fishing shot on dinghy. Intertitle: “Playing a trout in the swirling river” ... Intertitle: “Into the net”. The trout is scooped aboard. Intertitle: “Another addition to the finny haul”.
Reference number F1479
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office