December 15, 2010

The Wilderness Fly Fishing experience, FIORDLAND

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , , , — Henare @ 11:25 am

Robb Meyers from Colorado Springs came out to NZ and was looking for a fishing experience that would see us camping on the side of a river somewhere and casting to fish in some of the clearest water i have ever seen.

Fiordland offers a wilderness experience that will leave you speechless to say the least…

Clear water that offers the fly fisherman the dream of casting to sighted fish.


December 2, 2010

Fishing in Fiordaland

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , — Henare @ 2:45 pm

Gordy Watson and myself took a crew of mates into Preservation Inlet, the most southern fiord where we met a charter boat. The Jewel skippered by Rob Swale and his crew were on hand to bait hooks clean the catch and prepare the catch for the pot.

Flying down from Queenstown was a experience on it’s own and cruising around the sound was breath taking to say the least.

If you and your friends are looking for something out of the box give us a shout because that is what we do, we like to take you to places where the only people you will see are who you choose. The rest will be some of NZ’s most pristine landscape.

You will get to have a pretty good feed along the way as well as fresh as it comes out of the cold pure waters of southern New Zealand.

Fying down over what we consider to be one of the most pristine places on the planet, our backyard.


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


February 7, 2010

January 2010, John & Peter from Australia go back country.

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , — Henare @ 10:54 pm

John and Peter were into some exploration of our high country rivers. The weather in the west was rough so we hit central Otago. This place is Cowboy and Indian country that offers some challenging fishing and will give your skills a test. We mixed up the accommodation with Local Pubs, and a overnight Tent camp.

Managed to fish the Greenstone for a day, flying with Brendan at Alpine Choppers. Over all we had some great fishing with a few shots at some good fish. My personal definition of a good fish is 7 pound + and we had shots and hook ups on more then a couple of good fish. One fish up in the Nevis would have been 10 pound + easily!

Cheers Peter and John, looking forward to the next mission code” FIORDLAND”


The last month of Fishing and some..

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Henare @ 3:15 am

Take a look at some of the places we have been going..

Some of the people we have been showing around..

And some of the fish we have been meeting..


December 10, 2009

Research and Development

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , — Henare @ 12:12 am

Gordy Watson (Trout Stalkers), Bruce and myself went Back Country for some R & D

The pictures will tell the story..

Double hook up.

Couldn’t help ourselves, these are healthy fish that run and jump, so much fun!!

Wind on the Nose.


November 13, 2009

Fly Fishing N.Z a Dream come true…

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , , — Henare @ 1:15 am

Tim Pope-Ellis from Cape Town South Africa, was in Queenstown for 3 days and had 1 day to go fishing. We went out towards Glenorchy and spent a day hiking and fishing a beautiful valley that holds nice Browns and Rainbows.

If you are travelling to N.Z and want to catch fish, give us a call. If we are unavailable then we can put you on to somebody who can help. Point is if you love to fly fish for trout you need a professional fishing guide, all things being equal we will put you into the business end of your fly rod and have you casting at fish and making your dreams come true.

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu, on the way to Glenorchy. Just driving to  and from our rivers is amazing.


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!!


November 4, 2009

Peter Gomm From Western Australia.

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , , , — Henare @ 11:50 pm

Peter Gomm was in Queenstown for about the third visit with his wife and as always makes the most of his time here. With plenty of snow on the mountains around Queenstown and only a coulpe of days in town. Snow shoeing in the morning and fishing in the afternoon was the call.

Peter Hitchman from Snowshoeing Queenstown and Guided Nature Walks Queenstown  showed off what we call our back yard and got up close and personal with country that unless you were a skier or snowboarder would never imagine in your wildest dreams going to!!

From snow shoes  and the mountain tops to a pair of waders and the river valley in a matter of hours is what is possible here in the Wakatipu.

Some people sit in offices and dream about this stuff all day long, we wake up in the morning and do it!! Living the dream!!!

Mataura Brown Trout


July 14, 2009

Life in the mountains

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , — Henare @ 1:09 am

We spend alot of time on the lakes and river valleys spotting fish. Sometimes we forget that there are eyes in the hills and mountains above us. The south island back country is full of wild game that like the trout we hunt are as cunning and can be there one second and gone the next!! Just like knowing how and where to find trout in the rivers and lakes, we reckon we are pretty good at finding some of the wild game that run freely about the mountain ranges of the south island. Gordy Watson and i spend some time checking out whats checking us out when we are on the rivers. We shot some photos of some Fellow Deer that roam the hills not far from where we often go fishing.

Fellow Bucks (stags) Wakatipu Basin