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BIG "PIG" FISH

After a busy season on the water enjoying guiding clients into fish it was my turn. So, I grew up with cheesy shows like the Muppets "Pigs In Space" and the "Cannon Ball Run" yet I never thought to myself an adventure with local Hamiltonian angling mate Mark Etheridge would come to exactly that....3 days of learning the technical side of slinging Clear Drift Eggs thanks to Amazing Baits. Mark and I used relatively light tippet compared to the fish we were catching (7lb Fluro both Double X a...

June 4, 2019

Spring Creek Fun

A recent guided trip with Scottish angler Rob. Testing Manics Primal rod easy turning over small dries in this  picturesque spring creek surrounding...

March 22, 2019

High Fives

Suffering from the lack of rain local rivers have been low so on this trip it was important to stress covering pocket water and to maintain a drag free drift. The key being PRESENTATION. Both clients listened well to instructions and had good results. With pressure on all waterways it was essential to keep moving covering fresh previously unfished water, this meant casting to far banks and throwing flies into back waters. Success came using Cicada flies and sto...

March 5, 2019

Summer Prime Time Action

Scott over here from Sydney nailing many fish for his 3 day trip...

January 22, 2019

Rainbows are on lake v's river

Back in the North Island for some weekend fun with mates Mark Etheridge and Craig Farrar....river rainbows or lake rainbows! an early start on the North Islands Central plateau vistas...

January 9, 2019

Southern fun continued

Super fun to hit the south and catch up with Mr Sexyloops Ronan Creane mixing a combination of fish grubbing, hitting small dries and of course Chris Mr Dores Glister never goes amiss. As North Islanders we can get lazy with our fishing, however putting in the Kms down here in spectacular country puts it all back into perspective! So the question is do we have better fishing here in the North Island of NZ?, my answer is NO the South Island is just different needing some technical skills and a bi...

January 9, 2019

Southern Grubbers

Fun times and a few snaps from my recent trip down South hitting grubbers lake side with Alan Timmins. Alan is a great example of a guy using guides and paying for quality gear, getting straight into the grove and fishing community to catch fish quickly! Thanks to Ronan Creane (Cromwell) #manictackleproject #scottflyrods #lamsonreels #airfloflylines #simmsfishing...

January 9, 2019

When damsels come out to play!

Lately some good fish have been seen coming out of our Central North Island fishing locations, and damsels pay a big part of this equation and trout eats. A few things to note when tying damsel patterns.  Keeping your flies to a low profile, slim and dull little or no flash. I prefer to use barbless hooks as the hook-up rate is far better. Some of the barbless models come in black rather than the standard 'bling' silver. Browns in particular can be fussy to bling. Additi...

December 14, 2018

Guided fly fishing NZ summer on its way!

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October 7, 2018

Winter Fly Fest Continues...

Billy Thrupp in Action Euro Nymphing the Tongiriro...

August 22, 2018

Winter Fish In Action

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July 27, 2018

Check out some recent footage on my local waters!!

Credit to Johan Kok from @wildimages.co...

June 6, 2018

Soft eggs my go to!

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June 1, 2018

Spawning Mayhem!

It's that time of year again with good numbers of fish moving up the Rotorua Streams....

May 16, 2018

Easter brings home the fun!

After a busy few weekends on the road, it was nice to get into a few fish for myself. The usual waterways have had a lot of pressure over summer, but persistence and using stealthy techniques paid off! a few shots of some very nice NZ fish in God's own Aotearoa....

April 8, 2018

Change in weather, change in fly!

Noticed real changeable weather, and the nymphs just are not working!...well me too after using the go to methods last week, I decided to change it to fishing a midge tip Airflo line, concentrating on strip searching for fish. The result after pulling orange head streamers was instant! ...

March 20, 2018

A Sinking line to finish em off!

Sometimes good casting mixed with location and listening to the guide come off! The call to switch to an Airflo clean camo sinking line proved deadly for Sydney, Australia's James Yerbury, picking off a mix of browns and bows for a 35-40 fish bag. Best flies Manic Skinny buggers in Olive and Black contrasting well against the weed beds. Great day see you back again James and Kimberly....

February 19, 2018

Happy Guys! as Rotorua Lake heats up!

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January 31, 2018

Heating up! some great fish to be caught

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January 31, 2018

Fishing dries from on high with Good Will Fishing !!

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December 14, 2017

Eliminating drag, good drift

A recent trip to the Tongiriro with my client proved to be both challenging and rewarding. Many fast cross rapid currents getting a good drift is key. Once a good drift is mastered the results are instant. I taught my client to manage drift, the importance of weight and fly selection and making life easy by using the river to best advantage with body positioning....

September 26, 2017

Putting a smile on the dial

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August 22, 2017

Break from the winter blues

Nice day on the water with mate Cory Scott (Photo credit Cory Scott)A break in weather results in some fish moving up in the water column, Pulling streamers to big browns is always fun, keeping a tight line and  good contact essential, strong tippet 8-12lb Airflo G3 Fluro carbon was used and the Scott S4 9'6 handled well!...

July 19, 2017

Super spawning fish

It was great to get out on the last week before closing in Rotorua's premium trout stream. We waded through many rainbows with some exciting action, and finally a few browns were spotted in a slight pool, lots of cover, snags and shadow. Yet a carefully placed fly never goes astray! Well done Jeremy!...

July 4, 2017

Winter bling

Stressed about glo bugs, loosing too many flies, these are super easy to tie and catch fish. A few turns of chenille and white marabou....Go Catch!!...

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