Kodi had never done any saltfly fishing , in fact the first time he had been on the ocean was the ferry ride over to Waiheke. When I pulled the boat into the bay below the cottage where he and his Kiwi wife had booked for the night he was busy tasting the salty water. … Continue reading Kodi tastes the Salt
Iestyn was sent from Europe for three days to do some business in Auckland, from the sound of the task it made perfect sense to spend a day on the water before getting the job done. Its always interesting chatting to anglers and especially so when the fly fishing style and species are new. Conversation … Continue reading A long way to come
Grant Petherick knows a bit about Fly fishing and Wine, he's ok with people too, but you have to be approved by his faithful canine pal "Noodles". To repay a favour for showing me another side to winter Trout fishing in the central north Island and to Mike who had let us stay at his … Continue reading Smooth…………
My trip with Bert was a good example of what my winter project was all about. He had many years of fly fishing for Trout and also doing a range of conventional saltwater fishing. Waiheke and the surrounding Islands of the Hauraki gulf have many interesting and productive sheltered corners where normal fisher folk … Continue reading He liked it so much he bought the …..
After chatting for a while with Joshua Hutchins (www.aussieflyfisher) about some kiwi saltfly projects we decided to go to the B side and explore an unlikely hero of our local scene. Catching small snapper (Red Bream) on fly does not sound like the sort of thing a ground breaking global flyfisher would get out of bed … Continue reading Jumping the ditch
Good friend of SaltFlyFish David Fanning has officially retired after decades of leading ground breaking story telling of the big issues at Frontline. Tonite we get to view on line one of the select projects he continues to produce, lets hope to see him do some more fish related projects as there is a lot … Continue reading The fish on my plate
James knew I had packed my usual quality sandwiches from Franco bakery. After an action packed morning catching countless rod bending Kahawai that were herding anchovy into bays on the Northern side of Waiheke, he enquired as to wether there was a more creative "waiheke " lunch option. James was a very competent and experienced angler, his … Continue reading Lunch matters