Never in a million years would we disclose such a location. We’ve fished this tiny tributary to the Hope River in N Canterbury once or twice a year for many years, never mentioning it. It’s a special climb through a stunning gorge. Every year we’re greeted by what is likely the same nesting pair of Karearea, New Zealand’s native falcon, as it calls out and swoops down. We meander the long gorge. We don’t see many fish, never any people. Just bush and a small stream through wonderful country. But we either share it with you or we lose it. The tiny Kakapo Brook is about to have its future signed off on with a fast-tracked approval for an irrigation/power dam. Unless you take the time to visit Change.org; Search for “Kakapo Brook” and write a short sentence saying NO to a dam on one of the last industry-free streams.
We live in a global community. We can’t keep idly watching as such waters are destroyed for short-term solutions.