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The Angler’s Log

Our blog feed will give you a little taste of fishing in the Queenstown area. Watch this space for hot fishing info straight from the water.

R.L Winston Energy Line Review

R.L Winston's Energy line was released about a year ago. I have held off writing review until I was happy to say I tested that in all four season's condition. Having to try them in many of the conditions I now can be happy to share some of my findings and opinions....

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Blue Charm DVD review

Blue Charm - Salmon Fishing in Scotland with Ian Gordon Blue Charm DVD was directed and produced by Ian Gordon and Robert Stroh. Ian Gordon - If you know a little bit about Spey fishing in Scotland his name is all too familiar, a 20+ years experienced Ghillie, Spey...

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NZ mouse year

Year of mouse…. As you may have heard about the myth of NZ mouse year. It goes on 4 -5 year cycle following the year of beach tree flowering, which creates a lot of beach seeds at the end of the summer. This beach tree flowering phenomenon goes country wide in NZ....

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Tiny hut, Big fish !

Tiny fishing hut Living in Tiny hut… It is becoming such a fashion to live tiny and go back to basics, and be closer to the nature. Well… in our case it is pure comfort to be able to stay near some of the top fishing streams in style. This five star tiny...

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Night fishing in NZ

 Night fishing NZ with a difference. Fishing at night can be great, but troublesome. Due to the nature of fishing is conducted by the feel of the rod and lines. Often the fish you can't touch is more active at nights and aggressively feed through the nights...

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2016/2017 Season Opening – 2016/2017 NZシーズン解禁

2016 / 2017 season opened! Opening eve had the look of classic start to fishing season, bucketing rain and potential washout of the opening day, was feared. However rain held its low pace and the river did not rise over night. A very keen angler was willing to get out...

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Speying away

We enjoy the off season quietness and slight rest period from the hot summer, this time of the year. However you cannot keep a fishing bug obey for too long. We are always out and about looking for a tail or three no matter what temperature it is out there. In recent...

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Sage X rod review

Sage X rod review ※ Please note that I am not a Sage sponsored guide nor a retailer, and am the most skeptic person to please when it comes to fly rods, simply because of too many rods wouldn’t deliver the action, power or accuracy of what they promise in marketing...

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Speying away

Winter is in full swing, we enjoy a little rest and break from hot summer sun, this time of the year. However we can't seem to keep fishing bug obey for too long. Starting to dig out the gears off garage and head out to whatever the field still is open for fishing. In...

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Golden River’s Brown

John with a fruitful result for changing his fishing style. Sometime it takes 2 degrees of calibration to catch or not catch fish. In his case it made quite a difference for his day out. Catching a nice browns with a pair of young fantail dancing around in the autumn...

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Sleeping dragon is waking up

Anglers blog, Queenstown NZ Li (front) and Lu (back) came learned how to sports fish with spinning rod for the first time today. As far as we can remember, they were the first mainland Chinese guys (never lived overseas) to show a genuine interest in learning to...

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