New Zealand Trout Adventures

Whats your why?

“Poets talk about “spots of time,” but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone.” A...

Finding Gold in Golden Bay

With summer on the way, many fishermen and women are comtemplating making the journey over the “Takaka Hill” to chase Kingfish around the flats West of Collingwood with fly rods. Last summer saw hundreds of fishers come to Golden...

What to do in a first aid situation for...

I refreshed my first aid training recently. While on the course the topic of stingray wounds came up. This got me interested in researching how and what to do if somebody is stung. With the increase in activity around our shallow water areas in...

The Kingfish of Golden Bay

Collingwood is located two hours drive West of Nelson. It is more or less an “end of the road” destination. The main reason for a visit is to tickle ones curiosity about how the other half lives in such a rural setting or to walk...

Memories of an Orowaiti fisherman

I named my son Anton because (a) I wanted him to become a violinist, like Anton Stamitz or (b) a short story writer, like Anton Chekhov.  He became a fisherman. There was nobody around during his formative years playing the violin but there was...

The Gold That Keeps On Giving

When Australian fly fisherman Matthew Daniel headed to New Zealand in early March 2017 it was for one purpose; to sample the world class flats fly fishing for Yellowtail Kingfish aka Seriola lalandi lalandi. New Zealand is likely the only place...

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