New Zealand Trout Adventures

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...

South Island Saltwater Fly Fishing

Out of the corner of my eye a black shape moved near the edge of my visibility into the crystal clear water of the tidal flat. The shape continued on its angled path towards the shore. I warn my client George that there is an incoming Ray...

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