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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Hatch Time

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

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…

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

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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