Farewell Spring - Bring on the Summer

Over two months have passed since our Opening trip and that is also about the same time it has been since I have seen Chris......! It`s been the same way every year as he moves out of town for half the year to manage the Glade house Lodge deep in Fiordland, but of course from time to time he gets out and we try to make the most of it. Today was the day and we had a blast! But let`s have a look first what were we up to last month..

Most of my days off - Rain, Rain, Rain!...and when it finally got nice out, some kind of stomach bug totally messed me up and the trip was over. But over the weeks we still managed to get out a few times and catch some fish! 

SCROLL DOWN AND ENJOY!

Power naps! © Jason Kelly

Great start to the day! Rain which never stopped

 © Jason Kelly

© Jason Kelly

© Jason Kelly

 The right selection of fly is crucial on this creek.

The right selection of fly is crucial on this creek.

 Leave no gaps....                                    ©Jason Kelly

Leave no gaps....                                    ©Jason Kelly

 

 DAY TRIP WITH CHRIS

It`s Monday and it's supposed to be a really warm day, or at least according to the forecast. We arrive at the spot and as usual for us, there is noone else there. we whip up a quick breakfast, rig up and head towards the river. Within the first couple minutes the first fish is in the net, and every pool and hideaway we fish from there on in, continues to delight us with the goods. Today all flies and techniques seemed to work in our favour, and even though it was just a single day of fishing, it was a fruitful one. The forecast did not lie either. By the end of the day, my bare legs show the true power of the New Zealand sun!

Maybe next time I catch up with Chris it will be in his territory. Stay tuned.

 Frosty morning brought 24+ C day

Frosty morning brought 24+ C day

 Airflo Super DRI Elite vs Backcountry

Airflo Super DRI Elite vs Backcountry

Chris knows how to bend a rod

 Early morning fish

Early morning fish

And again.......

The fish of the day

 DAWN TILL DUSK

DAWN TILL DUSK