Anglers rely heavily on the well trained eyes and
experiences of their professional guide. The top New
Zealand guides know the very best waters and which
stretches hold the best fish.
Accuracy in casting in essential. Anglers should tone up
their skill prior to going to New Zealand. Here you
carefully stalk, mostly from the bank, though sometimes
while wading, with your guide spotting fish for you.
may show as a head on a light rock, perhaps a movement
or flash, maybe a shadow out of place, a color
variation, or the dark line of a tail. Spotting takes a
practiced eye. Poloroid sun glasses are an absolute must
for every angler.
advantage of clear water makes spotting fish possible,
but it is also a major handicap. Get rid of colored
vests and red shirts and white hats. Don't show up with
a fluorescent yellow or orange fly line. Light and
bright should be replaced with dull and unobtrusive.
Wear a wide brimmed green or brown hat and vest, and use
only dull brown, green or gray lines.
kind of fly fishing adventure is possible in New
Zealand. Including exclusive fishing lodges or simple
bed and breakfasts,
live-aboard yachts for blue-water fishing
or homestay and farmstays.
fishers soon become addicted to New Zealand style trout
stalking, and quickly fall under the spell of this
beautiful land. Upon returning home they can only count
the days until they return.
Angler's Passport would be pleased to help you build a
personal itinerary to match your interests and of
course, budget. We look forward to working with