Che has been a regular visitor to NZ for many years coming here to talk software and business with his buddy Greg who is a Whitianga local. Over the years Che has let on that he is an avid flyfisher and between the two of them a "oneday" plan was hatched. Picking a day well … Continue reading It only took eight years…..
A Slam or Grand Slam in flyfishing refers to an angler catching three or four prestigious species on the same day, typically this would be a Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook . This is recognised by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Informally a Slam could be any three aspirational species. Locally I would say … Continue reading Slamed then Skunked
Chef Anthony McNamara loves fly fishing ,his new Island home of Waiheke and our humble Kahawai. As an act of great generosity Ant and Jen (super talented baker wife) put on a private supper based around the Kai Moana (sea food) our guests from California had caught and Ant had foraged from the shores nearby. The … Continue reading Making a meal of it!
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 …..