This November I returned to the North Island for a week fly fishing the Hawkes Bay region with Peter Godfrey. We explored sections of the Rangitikei, Taruarau and Ngararoro Rivers, camping at many spectacular places. We predominately caught Rainbows around 45 and 55cm lengths along with the occasional Brown. I was impressed with the speed ...continue reading Fraser Perry – Hawkes Bay

This year I had the privilege of fishing in the 20th New Zealand One Fly competition held in Hawke’s Bay which was a highly successful and enjoyable event. The New Zealand One Fly competition is a friendly tournament based on the original One Fly competition in Jackson Hole, USA. Contestants have three days to fish ...continue reading Fraser Perry – 20th New Zealand One Fly Competition

Earlier in November I explored the Geehi, Upper Swampy Plains and Murray Rivers in NSW with Eddie Savkovic. Contrary to conditions on the more popular rivers in the Snowy Mountains, these rivers had good numbers of fish and offered enjoyable fishing. Warm temperatures, an abundance of insects and feeding fish made for a satisfying weekend ...continue reading Fraser Perry – Southern Snowies

Last weekend I explored two new alpine waters in the Snowy Mountains with Tumut local Trent Jeffrey. We fished the Tumut River and its tributary the Goobagandra River which both produced a few Rainbow and Brown Trout for us. These rivers aren’t quite as far as the more well-known streams in the Snowies, but offer ...continue reading Fraser Perry – New alpine waters

The Fly Junkies New Zealand Tour finished with a short trip on the well regarded Ahuriri River in Mackenzie country. This river was the pinnacle of the trip, proving to be the most challenging and most rewarding. The Ahuriri River is a beautiful water to fish. The river meanders through a picturesque valley lined with ...continue reading Fraser Perry – 2014 NZ Tour Part IV: Mackenzie Country

While making our way across to the West Coast, we explored new water in Mt Aspiring National Park. Ready for an adventure, we walked into a back country river with little expectations other than rough terrain, harsh weather and challenging fishing. The rivers we fished all delivered in this respect! Day after day of rain ...continue reading Fraser Perry – 2014 NZ Tour Part II: Mt Aspiring National Park

The Fly Junkies New Zealand Tour began in Queenstown in style. Upon collecting our rental car I was delighted to be upgraded from the most basic hatchback to a nice Subaru wagon. Travelling in style, my first stop was Queenstown airport via Fergburger. Gav was delighted to be greeted with a cold Speights and a ...continue reading Fraser Perry – 2014 NZ Tour Part I: East Coast

Last week Toby Jones and I made a trip down to the Snowy Mountains to fish the Thredbo River in the peak of Summer. After hearing reports of high angling pressure,  we planned to walk into a less pressured stretch of the river, camp and fish the water thoroughly. The walk in was a challenge ...continue reading Fraser Perry – Thredbo River