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


Another day started well before dawn with me rolling out of bed, throwing some clothes on and falling into my car. This time I was off to collect Ben to head into the backcountry. We had a big day planned, so wanted to make the most of it. I even packed a little secret energy ...continue reading A fish a day…


A few months back I got out for a fish with Paul McDonald ( The weather was rotten, but we pushed through and got onto a few fish. Here's a selection from the week's fishing.   The first day found us fishing a somewhat swollen river. Paul quickly got things underway with a succession of ...continue reading Jack Kos – One from the dark depths of winter


What follows is a list of my favourite fish from the season. Not necessarily the biggest or the prettiest, but the most satisfying for one reason or another. In fact it has surprised me while constructing this list how many of the bigger fish have been left off. They're certainly satisfying and look great in ...continue reading The top five…