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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.

Hatch Time

Anglers blog, Queenstown NZ   One of the common complaint I hear from client is "We want to go fishing but don't have enough time to do everything!". It is a hard to choose your activities, especially when fishing is not the primary objective to visit a tourist...

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A moment of Victory

Anglers blog, Queenstown NZ Fishing report and tips from Queenstown New Zealand When you are in new water way, it is not easy to adjust to the condition and styles required. This young man tried hard to get used to the riffle fishing. After about 2o casts, he managed...

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As good as it gets…

Anglers blog, Queenstown NZ Thank you for visiting our new website, all the technical issues are thing of the past, and we are looking forward to do regular updates without a hitch. Mataura River is fishing as good as I can remember for a long time. Those browns had a...

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Signs of autumn

It is sad to say goodbye to the stellar summer we had. The signs of autumn are becoming more visible around the Mataura river. Popular and willow leaves started to dress in the shade of gold, and afternoon light is dipping it's angle. It brings the fantastic display...

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Light at the end of the rain

This was the sunset from the other day. Short and intense front went through and got us wet... During the front passing there were a lot of caddis hatching, due to the unsettled air pressure and broken surface tension by the rainfall, however fish didn't seem to be...

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Gangstas of the South

I often hear comments like "I wasn't expecting that!" from clients who had a massive fight or got broken off by a good old brown trout from the areas surrounding Queenstown. I guess we as locals are used to fighting brown trouts here, and accustomed to the fight....

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R.L Winston Guide Program

We are very proud to announce that we have been accepted for the R.L Winston Guide Program! This prestigious company has been making some of the finest fly rods for past 85 years. It is a great honour to be the part of the heritage. Their top model B3X is a speciality...

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Inching, munching, falling, eaten…

Willow Grubs When these critters (Willow grub) are falling off willow branches, trout are hypnotised and wander the top of the water with their eyes fixed to the spot. Key to the successful "Willow grub" fishing is all about accurate casting. Sometime it requires as...

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A Great Start!

First fish of the 2015... Solid 5-pounder! Caught by determined angler Eric Ladd of Montana. We had a fun day in the sun, sight fishing to sizeable brown trouts, multiple hook ups, and the one we could not hook up (yes, yes, it always is that way) was conservatively...

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Catch of the Day

The Wilson family came to have a go at learning to fly fish. Father Sam was willing to give wife and daughters a real opportunity to catch wild fish in pristine environment. Despite the short trip time, everybody had hookups; some are landed, some are lost. The...

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

One lazy Sunday afternoon fishing the lake edges. This video will show you a bit of country side and potential of mid winter fishing in southern lakes region of New Zealand. Please check this video link with Volume high. Enjoy!...

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Winter Fishing Update

Mild winter has brought whitebaits to the surface and progressive surface feeding pattern for trouts and salmon. It seems a bit early for surface feeding, but as a fisherman I did not complain trout slicing through surface in kingfish like manner chasing whitebaits....

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