• Short Summary

    The Queen Mother is holidaying in the Lake District of the South Island.

    The Wanaka Hotel?

  • Description

    The Queen Mother is holidaying in the Lake District of the South Island.

    The Wanaka Hotel is the Royal residence until Friday when she'll travel to Queenstown.

    Soon after her arrival, the Queen Mother was set to try the fishing. Dressed in a green felt hat, a warm jacket, trousers and thigh waders, she stepped into Lake Wanaka to cast an expert dry-fly. But the scene on the lake front looked "too much like London to catch anything", her Majesty quipped to pressmen.

    The spot chosen near the lake outlet to the Clutha River, is noted as a good fishing ground for rainbow and brown trout.

    The Queen Mother was accompanied by the Conservator of Wildlife for the Southern Lakes, Mr. Bill Axeby, but the expert guidance wasn't enough, and although a rainbow trout flashed at her line, nothing was landed. However, a Royal Visit officials said later that it had been her idea of a wonderful day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA82RO903673DDHAOCIFNCPDE8N
    Media URN:
    VLVA82RO903673DDHAOCIFNCPDE8N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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