Seeing as this blog is basically a diary and photo album of mine I thought I should make a series of photographic blog posts of past fishing trips and adventures. Since I have just come back from New Zealand, I thought it appropriate that my next post is on the fantastic few weeks of fishing I had on the South Island in February 2008. I was joined there by one of my best mates from university, Mike Avery, or Tex as we know him.
We were relatively unprepared and I hadn’t done a lot of reading on the fishing over there. As it turned out we learned as we went and ended up catching plenty of good fish over our two weeks of exploring the back country rivers. We concentrated on 3 rivers: 1st we fished a day on the Eglington River which was poor. Then we took a ferry ride to the North end of Lake Te Anau to fish the Clinton River. We spent about 6 days up the Clinton River. The last river we fished for 5 days was the Wolsley River, which also flows in to Lake Te Anau. We chartered a boat to drop us off and pick us up again. That’s the only was it’s accessible other than a chopper ride. You will see why Lake Team Anau and it’s rivers are high up on my list of rivers to fish when I return to the South Island. I know there are literally thousands of good rivers in NZ but the wildness and remoteness of the rivers in Fjordland National Park are tough to beat.
I will let the pictures tell the story.