Catch That Trout! Fishing New Zealand
 
Its not always easy
 
Nor are the fish!
But you win the odd one
Decision Time Fly selection is critical
Tonga Nymph
Hurunui River
Hurunui Gorge
Sea-run brown
Clarence River
Clarence River
Boyle River
Ten pounder Pool
Silver Foil Caddis
Boyle sea-run brown
Maruia Gorge
Lower Maruia River
Maruia Falls
Inangahua River
Te Wharau River
Te Wharau River
Grey Darter Nymph
Blue Gray River
Dry Fly Riffle
Rough River
Rough River brown
Irresistable Dry Fly
McKenzie boat on Arnold River
Arnold River
Furry Pheasant Tail Nymph
Lake Tekapo
Tekapo – Pukaki Canal
Good roads!
Tekapo River
Maryburn Stream
Lunkerbuster Nymph
Lake Alexandrina
Pothole Area
Lake Ohau
Place of Wind
Double fly lake rig
Ahuriri Gorge
Lower Ahuriri
Cicada Deer Hair
Cicada Foam
Cicada Elk Hair
Ahuriri Tarns
Greenstone River
Hollyford River
Hollyford River
Convertible Attractor Dry Fly
Mavora Lakes
Mavora Channel
Klinkhamer Emerger
Mararoa River
Lower Mararoa River
Mararoa Riffle
My favourite prospecting rig
They are not all ten pounders
Oreti River
Black Woolly Bugger
Upper Oreti River
Oreti brown
Upukerora River
Coal Pit Pool
North Island Fishing
North Island Stream
But still some good fish
Ruakituri River
12 pound Ruakituri brown
Mohaka Tributary
Upper Mohaka River
Mokau River – Lake Waikaremoana
Lake Waikareiti
Whirinaki River
Lake Aniwhenua
Lake Aniwhenua
Lake Okataina
Kaituna River
Tongariro River
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A review of the best troutfishing waters in New Zealand

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  • Introduction
  • New book
  • West Coast River
  • Tough conditions
  • Fishing in the South island often means fishing in crystal clear water to visible trout
  • A 12 lb brown
  • Decision Time
  • Close imitation of common Coloburiscus mayfly nymph
  • Sisters Stream area of Hurunui River. Took 6 trout up to 9 lbs from pool and riffle above in howling Norwester
  • Hurunui Gorge – big trout
  • Hurunui River sea-run brown
  • Middle Clarence River near Jack’s Pass road
  • Middle Clarence just below Tree Pool – 7.5 lb brown
  • Boyle River middle reaches below swingbridge. 10 lber from this pool
  • 10 lber Boyle Pool
  • Silver Foil Caddis for running trout
  • Boyle River sea-run brown – Nov/Dec
  • Maruia River
  • Lower Maruia River
  • Maruia falls
  • Stony River entering Inangahua River
  • Middle Stony River
  • Stony River Pool
  • Frank Sawyer pattern
  • Blue Grey River at top of gorge – 6 lber from in front of rock
  • Blue Grey riffle where I hooked 20 trout mainly on dry
  • Rough River – 14 lber riffle
  • McKenzie boat on Arnold River
  • Arnold River Riffle
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Tekapo – Pukaki Canal 20 lb plus fish down below salmon farm on this canal
  • Tekapo Hydro road
  • Middle Tekapo River below Maryburn
  • Hooked up with a 7.5 pounder on the Maryburn
  • Good fly for clear conditions
  • Lake Alexandrina
  • The Pothole area of Lake Alexandrina
  • Top end Lake Ohau – inlet channels
  • Ohau means ‘place of wind’!
  • Upper Ahuriri River
  • Middle Ahuriri River, Clay Cliffs area. Rather braided in this stretch
  • Deer Hair cicada – South Island
  • Foam cicada – colour to suit
  • Green cicada – North island
  • Middle Greenstone River
  • Middle Hollyford
  • Can be shaped to suit conditions
  • South Mavora Lake
  • Mavora Lakes Channel
  • Klinkhamer emerger
  • Lower Mararoa River
  • Bill hooked up with nice rainbow. Spotted on lip of pool behind and cast to. Bill’s first ‘visible’ fish
  • Mararoa River riffle. Bill took 6 fish from this riffle on a nymph and I followed him up and took another 4. All on Beadhead Hare’n’Copper
  • Typical prospecting double nymph rig
  • Middle Oreti river below Mossburn Bridge. Good fishing up from here in the riffles. 10 pound trout caught each year
  • Upper Oreti 10 pounder pool
  • The result
  • Middle Upuk and 3 fish riffle
  • Upukerora River near Coal Pit
  • Sheep! On an expedition to the Esk River source
  • Mohaka tributary
  • Typical Mohaka rainbow
  • My favourite North Island river- the Ruakituri
  • Ruakituri 12 lb brown
  • Waipunga River – a tributary of the Mohaka River
  • Mokau Stream below falls
  • The Whirinaki River in the Forest park area
  • Lake Aniwhenua – home of large trout
  • Lake Aniwhenua
  • Lake Okataina has taken over as the ‘big fish’ lake in the Rotorua area
  • Upper Kaituna River just above gorge
  • Upper Birches Pool Tongariro River opposite hatchery
  • Manganui o te ao River
  • Opening Day 2001
  • Fishing New Zealand

    1. 1. Catch That Trout! Fishing New Zealand
    2. 3. Its not always easy
    3. 5. Nor are the fish!
    4. 6. But you win the odd one
    5. 7. Decision Time Fly selection is critical
    6. 8. Tonga Nymph
    7. 9. Hurunui River
    8. 10. Hurunui Gorge
    9. 11. Sea-run brown
    10. 12. Clarence River
    11. 13. Clarence River
    12. 14. Boyle River
    13. 15. Ten pounder Pool
    14. 16. Silver Foil Caddis
    15. 17. Boyle sea-run brown
    16. 18. Maruia Gorge
    17. 19. Lower Maruia River
    18. 20. Maruia Falls
    19. 21. Inangahua River
    20. 22. Te Wharau River
    21. 23. Te Wharau River
    22. 24. Grey Darter Nymph
    23. 25. Blue Gray River
    24. 26. Dry Fly Riffle
    25. 27. Rough River
    26. 28. Rough River brown
    27. 29. Irresistable Dry Fly
    28. 30. McKenzie boat on Arnold River
    29. 31. Arnold River
    30. 32. Furry Pheasant Tail Nymph
    31. 33. Lake Tekapo
    32. 34. Tekapo – Pukaki Canal
    33. 35. Good roads!
    34. 36. Tekapo River
    35. 37. Maryburn Stream
    36. 38. Lunkerbuster Nymph
    37. 39. Lake Alexandrina
    38. 40. Pothole Area
    39. 41. Lake Ohau
    40. 42. Place of Wind
    41. 43. Double fly lake rig
    42. 44. Ahuriri Gorge
    43. 45. Lower Ahuriri
    44. 46. Cicada Deer Hair
    45. 47. Cicada Foam
    46. 48. Cicada Elk Hair
    47. 49. Ahuriri Tarns
    48. 50. Greenstone River
    49. 51. Hollyford River
    50. 52. Hollyford River
    51. 53. Convertible Attractor Dry Fly
    52. 54. Mavora Lakes
    53. 55. Mavora Channel
    54. 56. Klinkhamer Emerger
    55. 57. Mararoa River
    56. 58. Lower Mararoa River
    57. 59. Mararoa Riffle
    58. 60. My favourite prospecting rig
    59. 61. They are not all ten pounders
    60. 62. Oreti River
    61. 63. Black Woolly Bugger
    62. 64. Upper Oreti River
    63. 65. Oreti brown
    64. 66. Upukerora River
    65. 67. Coal Pit Pool
    66. 68. North Island Fishing
    67. 69. North Island Stream
    68. 70. But still some good fish
    69. 71. Ruakituri River
    70. 72. 12 pound Ruakituri brown
    71. 73. Mohaka Tributary
    72. 74. Upper Mohaka River
    73. 75. Mokau River – Lake Waikaremoana
    74. 76. Lake Waikareiti
    75. 77. Whirinaki River
    76. 78. Lake Aniwhenua
    77. 79. Lake Aniwhenua
    78. 80. Lake Okataina
    79. 81. Kaituna River
    80. 82. Tongariro River
    81. 83. Manganui o te Ao
    82. 84. Opening Day!
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