Monthly Highlights

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

November 2013

As is usual for the start of the high country angling season, Raymond, the very amiable Frenchman from Toulouse, was present to cast a fly to the hungry trout on opening day. Having arrived the day before the opening, Raymond and I went on a little "tour" to inspect some likely spots for the next day. Around Twizel we are spoilt for choice with most waters holding plenty of trout, late spawning rainbows in particular.

After a wild week weatherwise, opening day dawned bright and sunny - a far cry from last year when it snowed on the nearby hills and we fished in bitterly cold conditions. Fortunately, the opening this year was much warmer which was just as well for Raymond who had a couple of unscheduled "swims" due to the slippery stones on the river bed. A quick trip home for a change of gear and he was good to go again.

Felt soles for wading boots have been banned for some time due to the risk of spreading didymo but unfortunately none of the modern replacements soles come close to the stability offered by felt.

Just ask Raymond!

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Rainbow trout   River fishing in New Zealand.   Releasing the trout back into the high country
An early season rainbow for Raymond   A careful cast caught this lovely brownie   It's a great feeling seeing the trout swim away unharmed!
Fly fishing in November can be good!   Catch and release   Book your guide now for next fishing season in NZ.
A very happy Raymond with a quality brown trout   Another lovely Brown trout on his way "home"   Get in early and book for the next fishing season now.

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