New Zealand 2017 – North Island – Part 2

After my saltwater exploits up north I headed down south into the heartland of the north island. There are several large lakes and many rivers in the area, but I decided to start with the volcanic lakes up in the highlands . It was tough going at first, with cold weather and little fish to…

New Zealand 2017 – North Island – Part 1

I had been dreaming about the fabled fly fishing paradise of New Zealand for many years and finally the universe aligned itself to make it happen. My epic journey would begin in the salty waters around the northern parts of the north island, before heading south and inland to both lakes and rivers. Winter escapes…

A day downstream from Dream Pool

On the following day we agreed to head downstream together with Mikael. There was supposed to be some very nice stretches of river down there. We decided to hike downstream and fish our way up the river to the base camp in the evening. We reached the lower parts and discovered that nothing was happening….