Some anglers who have
not been to New Zealand, have unrealistic
expectations. In comparison to most
other places the fly fishing is hard.
The fish are not as numerous as in other
parts of the world, but their size is
I recently had a client,
who landed in a day, a trout of 9lbs,
two of 8lbs, one of 7½lbs and
two of 7lbs!! and all on a dry-fly!!
is the exception rather than the rule,
but all of these fish were sighted and
stalked, before the cast was made. Fish
in the 4lb to 6lb range are not too uncommon
in some of our back country streams and
lakes. Due to the extreme clarity of the
water some of the fishing can be technically
difficult, but at other times almost ridiculously
easy. Most of the time, however, the fish
are sighted, then a fly chosen, the fish
stalked and a careful cast made!