Chapman's Fly-Fishing Adventures is based
in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.
Our climate here is quite
varied, especially in October and early
November, where day-time temperatures
can range from 14 degrees (58f) to 25
degrees (80f). Summer temperatures in
the New Zealand range up to 30 degrees
(86f) and on occasions a little higher.
Our air is very clear and sun-burn can
be a problem. A broad-brimmed hat (not
baseball style) is recommended, along
with a good sun screen.
New Zealand is visually
stunning and with a huge variety of landscapes. There
are literally hundreds of lakes (most
of which hold big trout), and hundreds
of miles of rivers (most of which also
hold trout). These rivers range in size
from small spring creeks to large alpine
rivers. Most are easy to get to and some
rarely see an angler. Bring a camera and
plenty of film!