Monthly Highlights

Below are photos and a story from the recent month's guided fly fishing trips in New Zealand's Central South Island.

February 2015

The very long stretch of settled weather continued right through February into March with just the occasional day of cloud and wind. The little rain that fell was barely enough to settle the dust let alone create a much needed fresh in the rivers.

Long standing client Jacques accompanied by guest Dominique, were here early February and enjoyed good success. The reduced river flows meant that selecting each day's venue was of paramount importance to ensure getting trout to the net.

Low river levels mean lethargic and spooky fish so presentation is of utmost importance.

At the end of the day if there is little insect activity in the river fishing will be tough with early season tactics ceasing to function. A much more tactical and technical approach is necessary to entice trout to the fly.

Of course Cicadas, when present, make for easier angling..

Dominique and Jacques stuck to the task at hand and a few of their successes are captioned below

Another beautiful trout landed with fishing guide Alan Campbell

They don't come much better than this!


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Nice brown trout in New Zealand   River trout in the South Island of NZ
The guide is always happy with a fish in the net!   Another large brown trout on way "home"
Large back country brown trout   Catch and Release
Pretty and solid still water brownie   Dominique releasing fine brown trout
Another top quality rainbow for Marc   Catch and Release
Lovely rainbow in his element   Jacques carefully releases a nice rainbow
Another top quality rainbow for Marc   Another top quality rainbow for Marc
Classic back country brown trout .   Bigger than it looks! 1m eel swims on by ...
Another top quality rainbow for Marc   Another top quality rainbow for Marc
Smile you're on candid camera!   Fish on - net ready!

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