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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.

Daiwa LEGALIS 704ULFS review

Daiwa LEGALIS 704ULFS review

theDaiwa LEGALIS 704ULFS rod review I have been on an assignment to test out the DAIWA LEGALIS 704ULFS spin rod, I have fished with it for solid 6 months in various places, conditions and with different styles of fishing, and here are the findings. Rod:Legalis is an...

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Daiwa – Bait Junkie Review

Daiwa – Bait Junkie Review

ing       Brown trout caught on Daiwa Bait Junkie Ayu colour Story:Can I start the review off saying what a fun it has been to be picked as a Bait Junkie field tester. I am based in Queenstown and all my tests were done on the fresh water, mainly...

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Perch

Perch

 For past 8 months I have been slightly obsessed with fishing for Red fin perch (Refer to Perch from here on). They are cool looking fish, an interesting fish to catch. If you have never targeted them before, you definitely should, and here are some of the facts and...

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Match the hatch – Match the ground

Match the hatch – Match the ground

Classic fly-fishing phrase “Match The Hatch” is a wise guideline that is well known and practiced for centuries. However often the true meaning of the phrase is over shadowed by the angler’s wealth of knowledge, or shall I say information overload from all the...

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Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder

Winter fishing can be a daunting prospect for some anglers.  Getting out of the warm bed in the morning, standing in sub-zero temperature and freezing cold water certainly is not everyone’s cup of tea. But for some anglers, that get’s their heart’s pumping. It’s a...

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Otago Gold

Otago Gold

Sunset Cicada Central Otago Lakes In Central Otago lakes, the last hour of day-light lights up the surrounding banks in amber-gold colour and re-activates the burst of terrestrial activity long after steady afternoon rise finished, and brings trouts to rise. There are...

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Shakespeare Oracle Scandi 12”9 #8 Review

Shakespeare Oracle Scandi 12”9 #8 Review

Shakespeare Oracle Scandi 12”9 #8 Review When I was getting into Spey fishing, I was looking for a rod that can teach me the correct way of Spey casting, and also a rod which can be used in any line system. I called an old friend who has a ton of experience in...

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R.L Winston Energy Line Review

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 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

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 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 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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