New Zealand Trout Adventures

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...

Fly fishing NZ – ‘A Day To...

Join Mike Kirkpatrick and fellow Guide Anton Donaldson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s sunny, and with no other anglers about, they chased big brown trout on this early season day with a degree of confidence in...

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