Last week I had the pleasure of guiding two very good fishermen from Italy,Angelo and Gianfranco.
We spent 6 days on the water with a mixture of camp outs and Motels.
My favorite type of guiding is camping out and doing the yards, it puts you in the best places and maximizes your time, we caught over 100 fish in the 6 day’s but it was more about where we were fishing and hooking up in beautiful locations.
If you travel with a Fly rod there is a good chance you will get to go too some of the most scenic places a country has to offer, these boy’s were fit and we did do some good walking….well worth the effort.
Angelo would be the best fisherman I have taken out, he could cast both hands and was very quick to pick up on local patterns and understanding our style of fishing.
Gianfranco was very good as well, at night the guy’s would tie a few patterns as they were keen to catch trout on there own fly’s, and they all worked.
We fished a mixture of freestone rivers, spring creeks and small streams.
Fly fisherman’s paradise.
It’s a tough job when you have to go to places like this.
A nice Brownie.
You almost expect a T-Rex to come running out.
A beautiful wee Bow.
If you want to catch great Trout in some of the worlds most dramatic scenery get in touch I can can put together a package for you, many of my clients have fished all over the globe and they tell me these trips are world class, for me I have only fished in the south island of New Zealand so it’s hard for me to compare, but I do know it’s pretty bloody good.
Roy Chapin only had a few hours up his sleeve and was keen to wet a line so we headed out and hooked a couple of nice Browns.
Not a bad way to open the account.
We worked hard for this fish and it felt sweet to get it to the bank, Roy is a cool guy and our morning together was great fun with heaps of laughs, thanks Roy.
Tom and Meg had a day with me and it must have left a good impression as they have already booked in for a few days next season.
Both Tom and Meg were very good on the stick and the rewards came but once again it was all about the overall experience, catching trout in such a beautiful place is hard to beat.
A very happy Meg.
Tom with a healthy bow.
Great fun and look forward to seeing these guy’s again.
Al and Whitey are two of my more regular customers.
We spent a week fishing with 2 camp outs, these guy’s are really starting to become good fishermen and with another week booked latter in the season I’m looking forward to spending more time with the guy’s and sharing more tales around the camp fire.
We stayed in a mixture of back country huts and tents with a night or 2 in a motel to keep everyone fresh.
A box of tricks.
Whitey with a nice brown.
The good thing with camp outs is you never feel rushed, heaps of time to fish and nowhere else to be….perfect.
Al with a good brown.
The guys caught a lot of fish, too many to show all of them, but it wasn’t really about the numbers more about the whole overall experience of back country fishing.
As the week went on the boy’s were getting sharper and sharper, these guy’s will become excellent fishermen soon that is one thing I am positive of.
Catching trout in a place like this really is quite special.
Al with a really nice Bow and just so you know Al is about 6ft 3.
Whitey with a very nice looking brownie.
A great way to travel, we did our far share of walking but it was great to use the heli on the odd occasion.
The crew myself,Al,Whitey and Henare.
This really was a world class fishing adventure and one I wont forget.
Jason Plato and Heather Jenkins got out on the river with myself and fellow guide Henare from Dream waters and we got them each there first NZ trout.
Heli fishing was the call for the day and with Johny from heliworks at the controls we were soon into the back country.
Heather with her first Trout on the fly.
Jason who had never fished with a fly rod before was on the board with this wee rocket.
Heather in the back country lazy boy chair.
It was obvious Heather had used a fly rod before and with a little coaching she was hooking fish everywhere.
A great day out with great people.