February 8, 2010

New Zealand Chamois

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , — Henare @ 5:47 pm

At the turn of the 20th century Emperor Franz Josef gifted a few chamois for release only in the Southern Alps near Mt. Cook. Since that time, unhindered by any predator except man, they have spread south into Fiordland and north into Nelson-Blenheim area.

Chamois are quick, elusive and have extremely good eyesight making them one of the more treasured trophies. Male and female carry horns and are available to hunt all year. The mating period when the buck is with the does is May-June. This is considered the more favourable time. Free range hunting: Private/public land.

NZ Chamios on the run


November 12, 2009

The search for the most pristine water in the world…

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Henare @ 10:26 pm

Pictures paint a thousand words they say, and for Gordy Watson and myself  well we reckon the place where we went was worth more than a thousand words, much more!!

Myself,Gordy Watson, Craig, Wendy & Shane Cole, Just being there is special. If there was ever a place to go fly fishing in your wildest dreams?? This could be it!!


August 8, 2009

A day in the mountains.

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , — Henare @ 8:03 am

Untracked powder snow, Great snow boarders, a helicopter with a great pilot and this is the result…..Alpine heliski Queenstown


January 3, 2009

Alpine salmon Dreamwater

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , — admin @ 3:20 pm



Bruce with a nice Salmon that was destined for the smoker, ( best smoked salmon ever) were the comments that came back from our guests during a alpine camp out high in the mountains. Marinated Racks of NZ Lamb with antipasto platters enjoyed with some great local Pinot Noir and Pinot Gries. How about Pavlova with strawberries and cream to finish.
Talk to us about fishing and camping out on some of the finest rivers in the world. 

October 31, 2008

Randy & Leslie visit Queenstown and Enjoy Blanket Bay Lodge.

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Henare @ 8:29 pm

October 2008, and Randy & Leslie are here in Queenstown. Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge on the shore of Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy is the accommodation. 

The setting is picture perfect and a great base to explore the amazing sights that are available within minutes drive and flight from the Lodge.

Pictures paint a thousand words they say, i reckon they paint ten thousand plus words..

blanket bay, lake wakatipu, glenorchy