At the main road bridge over the Tongariro River there was a lone angler fishing downstream close to the bridge. We stopped at the swing foot bridge and at the Hydro Pool but there were no anglers visible from the Hydro down to the Major Jones Pool (Tuesday, 3 pm, 13 May 2014), so we concluded there were few fish in the river, although we did spot one hiding amongst the boulders below the swing bridge.
The Tongariro water level must be higher than normal,(by two feet?) as there was no shingle beach at the Hydro Pool, and I doubt that you could have fished from the ledge on the far bank, it being submerged. The huge boulder that used to be on the far side is gone, it being swept away by a past flood. Surely someone has spotted it downstream some wheres? The Tongariro River is as beautiful and challenging for anglers as ever but now I leave it for more agile people to explore and enjoy. Foto is from the swing foot bridge looking down stream to the Major Jones Pool.