A SPECIAL VIDEO  –  As we continue to share the beauty about fly fishing trout streams, there’s no more wondrous location than beech forests of New Zealand’s S Island. You’ve no doubt seen the tales of the mouse year event that occurs every 4 or 5 years, as is present now. You’ve likely seen photos of the massive trout present in these waters. We deliberately limited ourselves to 3 short days on these waters on this year’s trip. These waters are special, unique, and home to an incredible ecosystem. It’s the entirety of the ecosystem that creates the mouse year events. And it’s this ecosystem, the “where”, that is incredibly special, and begging anglers so focused on huge trout to stop and revere where they are standing is. “Beyond The Fish” begs you to stop the endless search of the next huge mouse year trout… and pause.   


  • March 19, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Lovely photography and specially the keys (parrots). It’s ironic the misnamed Department of Conservation is killing kea with aerial topdressing of an ecosystem poison, 1080. The “purpose” is to kill rats said to be preying on birds. But after a 1080 drop, the 20% surviving rats – shown by research – soar in numbers to at least 3 times their original number. All the 1080 has done is to create a rat plague. The Department provides paid commissioned “science” which an independent duo of scientists analysed and rated it poor (Google Whiting O’Keefes 1080 NZ)

    • March 19, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Lots of issues for sure – the one you touched on is a massive consideration. So too, the issue we’re tackling with this one – foreign tourist anglers hoarding and cutting off fellow anglers, jumping all over each other to catch big mouse year fish. Pacing and deliberately spreading out the fishing pressure is needed. Cheers


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