There is something wild and honest about fly-fishing in New Zealand, maybe it’s the pure, clear waters of our rivers and lake edges – it seems the fish are far more likely to see you than you are to see them, so it requires some stealth, guile and patience. This is a battle of the wits and a war of attrition, of hunter against quarry at its most basic and natural level! And like most satisfying things in life, it is not always easy, but it is is certainly worth the effort.
Wherever you go in New Zealand, North or South, inland or near the coast, you are likely to be close by to some pretty good Trout fishing. Rivers and lakes, even the small streams that meander through meadow and woodland are all likely to hold Trout, usually good ones. In New Zealand all keen Trout fishers rarely travel without a rod and reel as there are so many opportunities to fish for Trout.
We have a reputation as offering the best Trout fishing in the world – so what does that mean? Bigger fish? Better-conditioned fish? Great rivers and beautiful lakes? Harder fighting fish? Well yes, all of the above, in fact, New Zealand attracts people from all over the world, and they travel to the bottom of the planet to take their chance at catching our pristine Trout!