New Zealand Trout Adventures

Patagonia Minimalist Wading Jacket

As a guide I often encounter inclement weather. I describe a day as a one or two raincoat day… meaning that if its only showers one rain jacket is enough for the day but often in heavy rain two jackets are required with a changeover...

Patagonia Stormfront Rolltop Backpack

This is what they say; 100% waterproof, fully-welded construction with a single-side TPU coating Padded shoulder straps and adjustable waistbelt are lined with 100% polyester 3D spacer mesh Exterior lash points and rod tube holders Exterior...

Large flies for early season

As a south island fly fishing guide I look forward to the start of a new season. One of my favorite aspects of this time of the year is being able to use larger than normal nymphs. Early season on Nelson backcountry rivers we find there are a...

Repeat Sucess

One of the greatest pleasures of being a fishing guide is being able to fish with regular clients. One such client is David. He has visited me for the last few years and we have fished all over the Nelson region. He particularly loves the South...

Paul’s big fish day

Paul visited New Zealand in late march and had a ball catching these awesome fish. On his last day he managed a stunning 9.5lb brown and 20 minutes later landed a 10lb salmon on his Sage One 6 weight! This is the first Salmon I have seen caught...

A Trophy For Jerry

Jerry has spent whole life fly fishing. He has longed for a fish over the magical 10lb mark. Well in late February his dream came true! He booked a day fishing with me and told me his wish was for a trophy sight fished trout. I made a plan to...

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