This has been the story of our trip to NZ so far, from and outdoors and fishing perspective. We have come over to visit Olli’s NZ grandparents for a few weeks. It’s been a great family visit but being the rabidly keen fisherman I am, it has been a little frustrating at times. I have tried to find the right places to fish when I have had the opportunity but other than a morning session on the Tutaekuri where I got lucky, it has been a blank trip. We have been to some spectacular places and I have driven across numerous rivers that are closed to fishing or have been a raging torrent due to the recent rains. It’s obviously a little on the cold side for my liking but we have tried to get out as much as possible. We have a 10 month old baby to contend with which can put a spanner a spanner in the works at times. According to Jenny, this is where I just don’t understand. I think I do, but I just don’t think she understands how special NZ is from a trout fishing point of veiw. It’s a very “bucketlisty” sort of fishing destination that you want to make the most of while you are here.
Fortunately with Jennys’ father now living across here there will no doubt be many more opportunities at sampling more of what New Zealand has to offer from a fishing perspective. For this trip it’s been a family affair and it’s been a special time seeing Olli spending time with his “new” grandparents.
Here are a few photos of the gorgeous places we have been and some of the fishing I have done: It’s often more special being somewhere beautiful and seeing a place than actually catching fish. What makes trout fishing so special in my view is that it takes you to nature’s most beautiful and pristine places. Here some pictures of our trip so far to trout heaven: