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hank you for all your images of Trout and saltwater fly caught fish. We’ve been
has produced remarkable fish this year and the Taupo fishery
overwhelmed by the response
has just started really firing so
and apologize to those whose pics
we’re really looking forward to a
didn’t make it into the magazine. It’s such a pleasure to see so many fish caught by keen anglers, especially the young’un’s - Trey Blakemore & Nate Wilson’s fish are standouts; Getting kids into fishing can only be a good thing, especially when it includes education around sustainability and utilisation.
The South Island trout fishery
bumper summer season too. If you’re a keen fly flinger check out the Rise Fishing Film Festival. It is the 11th year that Rise is being held in NZ and the dates for this year’s tour are August the 27th to September the 21th. Rise is an international fly-fishing
film festival including some of the finest fly fishing footage from around the globe. Rise takes fishing from the backstreets and places it on an artistic stage where the fish and fly’s do the talking. For many, RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival has become so much more than just going to the cinema. These annual fish-fests have become a true celebration of fly fishing, it’s an excuse to get together with friends and reminisce about the past season as well as look forward to the season to come. Presented by Gin-Clear Media, RISE will screen across New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gore and Queenstown.
For some information about the film fest, style of movies playing and bookings, check out the Rise website. For those who’ve been frustrated by the incessant wind the last few weeks, the recent fair weather has proved a boon as the fish have begun biting hard like they normally do in mid-spring when the pre-spawn appetite becomes insatiable. While it’s been a little patchy overall, the results have been pretty good. It appears that the northern snapper are still pretty deep, but they’re sticking to tight schools and when you find them, it can be sensational. It’s officially spring as of 1 September so act like it and get out there and get into it!
The all new Blue Water Adventures boat is kicking ass and taking names BY Derrick Paull
hil Barchet, or ‘Captain Phil’ to those who know him, operates what is arguably one of the most effective charter fishing operations on the Northland Coast. He says, “In my opinion, we have the very best charter boat, the very best engines, the very best electronics, the very best tackle and the very best fishing location in the country.”
Phil’s been on the water as long as he can remember and it seems like the ocean’s flowing in his veins. It’s not a surprise he got into the world of charter fishing and less of a surprise he went with White Pointer when he did. Phil’s first charter boat ‘Reel Life Adventures’ was well known as a solid sea-going boat and was originally
Phil’s a bit of a man’s man; he’s a big bloke, and unless you know him well, he
powered by a Yamaha 2 stroke that Phil
can be a bit tough to get words out of easily, but once he’s got the size of you, the stories come thick and fast. That’s not to say he holds his tongue if you’re risking losing a fish either - he’s not a fan of anyone losing a fish!
years back. I personally only had the
Based out of Whangaroa Harbour and Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Phil is at the back door of arguably the country’s best fishing locations. When the weather turns the East Coast to custard, there’s also the West Coast on offer. It’s not unexplored, but it feels like a new frontier.
as I’ve made clear before, I’m a Honda fan,
swapped out for a Honda 4 stroke a few pleasure of heading out on the Hondapowered version shortly after Phil had repowered her. As it was my first time on board I hadn’t yet figured Phil’s favourite subjects but, and I asked him about the new motor. The long and the short of it was he saw a 30 to 50% reduction in fuel use over the Yammy. He was pretty stoked and didn’t hold back on the praise.
Sadly Reel Life Adventures came a-cropper on the way back from a charter trip (on the road, not on the water) and Phil was forced to upgrade (if a man can ever be ‘made’ to upgrade a boat!). Neither the outboard or the hull brand were really in question, but the size (or power) of both was in question. While a direct replacement would have been fine, fortune shone and a beast of a boat, the pride of the White Pointer fleet, an 8.5m fully custom hull ready for survey, came available at short notice. At 8.5m and a few tonnes on the water she needs some serious horsepower to get her along, but not just any horses in this case. Phil went for comfort and power with twin 250hp Honda’s - not too heavy, not loud, just right - and damned mean in anything the sea can throw at her. Check out the impressive new King Hit in action here. The boat, rightly named ‘King Hit’, has been put through her paces on trips offshore. Far, far offshore, including a day trip to the Three Kings and some
BWA delivers a winter winner
hairy blats out wide to test her mettle. It won’t be a surprise that she got a massive tick and nailed a fair few fish on the way. Phil’s been working on the ins and outs of the sounder too, but the short answer is the sounder’s been effective too. The results (see the pics) speak for themselves. Phil’s been fishing for more than forty years and owned boats nearly as long. Along the way, he’s nailed enough trophies for a lifetime but these days there’s greater rewards to his job. “These days I get my biggest buzz from helping other people catch great fish, and Damn these are quiet. 500 ponies at full noise and you still cant get away with a sneaky fart.
it’s their anticipation and excitement that drives me to get the best results I can achieve, every day.” says Phil, “Some of the
Even legends like Rick Pollock find their PB’s with Capt’n Phil
best memories are, of course, watching other people catch and release their fish of a lifetime, and the very best of all has been watching my son Matt follow my footsteps to become a top angler, professional deckie and skipper himself.” Interspersed with his fishing ventures Phil has a respected and heavily relied on engineering business in the Bay of Islands. Phil’s engineering skills and knowledge of the inner workings of things mechanical. It comes in incredibly helpful when setting up a new rig and facing the question of how to set up the powertrain. As noted earlier, Phil was already set on Honda’s, but the size was in question. Weight is always a concern but with
extra weight comes more power and let’s
based - it’s hard to hit deep water, so
be honest, power is good, and the twin
I’m always keen to get out wide. If the
250hp’s he settled on have power to
weather’s good King hit will be on the
spare pushing even a fully loaded 8.5m
water. If you’re interested in getting out
White Pointer at enviable speeds.
on King Hit, you can get more info here.
The big Honda’s are still quiet, and
They chase kingfish, hapuku, bass, marlin
smooth - helped in part by the ‘drive by
and snapper depending on your target
wire’ throttle system installed - and a
species - all of which come in XXL sizes
little surprisingly, economical, even for
in Phil’s backyard. His clients captures
a Honda. They’re still bedding in, but if
include 40kg plus kings, Bluenose over
the initial data’s anything to go by they’ll
40kg, bass and Puka too heavy to lift and
probably cost less to run on King Hit than
a string of marlin and even yellowfin
the 200 on Reel Life did.
again the last season or two.
I’m gagging to get on board and hit the
Mean boat, nice guy and more smooth,
deep water with Phil. It’s not hard to get
quiet power than you can point an
excited about, especially being Auckland-
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or the last six months we’ve been asking for your images of trout and Saltwater fly fish in order to give
away an awesome Sage Rod & Reel combo.
have the last set of pics from our fly fishing readers - and a winner! Our winner is: Dale O’Donohue for his
We’ve had southern monster’s from
Lake Waikaremoana Brown in Issue 58.
the canals, a pigmy-rainbow for Alistair
Well done Dale and thank you all for
McEwen, kids like Trey Blakemore in NZ
Fisher issue 60 and even some silver bullets from Taupo this month.
This month there are also two Sage hat winners - these go to Andrew Perring
In issue 58 we talked about the
and Callum Caldwell. Please email us
‘Wealth of Trout’ and published the
A Broome Sailfish from Andrew Perring.
Adrian Bell’s Trout.
first batch of pics. This month we
Andrew Davies & a HUGE Trout
Callum Caldwell on the Mohaka
Andrew Perring with a solid Christmas Island Bonefish
Andrew Perring and a scarily large GT on Fly.
Fish like that in your jeans? Too easy!
> John Morgan rainbow before release tongariro river
COASTAL FISHING CHARTERS Day Trips to Ranfurly Banks 1 hour from Hicks Bay
Simeon Morley inspecting a good condition brown (4lb) out of the Waikato
the Trout of
the Ohinemuri WORDS BY Naomi Peterson from the Instagram account of Steve Campbell @charliesadventuresnz on Instagram
s fishermen and fisherwomen, we love fishing with our mates, it’s what we do. And often one
of those mates is your best friend. But would you take ‘man’s best friend’ fishing with you? The colloquialism ‘Man’s best friend’ rose to popularity by American poet Odgen Nash, and refers to a dog. But we’re not here to talk about poetry; this is a fishing magazine after all. While it’s not unfamiliar to see dogs accompanying their owners out fishing, I recently stumbled across an Instagram account @charliesadventuresnz. Here, Steve Campbell documents through photos his adventures with his 8-year old Labrador Charlie.
Many of these adventures include fishing, something that Steve is passionate about. “The idea of Charlie’s adventures came up just by chance, it seemed like a neat thing to document our time & catch it on an Instagram account”. Steve has always been into trout fishing, mainly with the fly rod, but you’ll also find him Trolling as well. Because of his location, there’s always some travel involved in getting to where the trout are. Here’s where Charlie comes into the picture. He loves travelling, and he loves fishing adventures. After all, what dog wouldn’t love cruising down State Highway One, leaving the city and heading for the quiet country roads full of so many new scents, head out of the window and tongue flapping in the wind. Jumping out and sniffing around the stream embankments and splashing in the rivers and lakes.
Labradors just love being around hunting
they catch and release, taking the
and fishing stuff and the outdoors, you
occasional fish home for dinner or to give
just have to look at how many gun dogs
away to friends for a treat. Steve mainly
are labs to know this! Not to mention
fishes the North Island rivers and streams
that they also make great family pets. Charlie travels everywhere with Steve. “He’s the best fishing buddy I could possibly ever have,” he says. They go away on regular trips, mainly
and the Rotorua lakes. Karangakake Gorge in Waihi is another spot they love, but the favourite would have to be Lake Rerewhakaaitu in Rotorua Lakes District. The Rotorua area has 13 lakes and offers a wide range of fishing opportunities.
Many of the lakes have a world-
Ohinemuri river which also offers a wide
class reputation and most are easily
range of fishing options for brown and
accessible. Lake Rotorua is open all
rainbow trout. Running parallel to the
year round, and boasts one of the best
Paeroa/Waihi highway, the river offers
catch rates in the district due to high
plenty of access points. If you’re after
natural spawning. Supplementary
something more scenic and secluded,
stocking of Tarawera-strain trout from
the Waitawheta stream is a boulder
the Ngongotaha hatchery into the other
stream which flows through forest and
lakes assist in maintaining the high
farmland catchments before joining the
numbers of fish for anglers.
Ohinemuri River. There are Department
The area offers great opportunities for
of Conservation tracks along the river
shoreline fly fishing and spin fishing, which can result in very good catch rates.
fishing water through scenic kauri forests.
The summer months are great for boat
The NZfishing.com website offers
fishing and can provide action and fun
some great info on fishing the
for the whole family, and for those who
Ohinemuri River area.
aren’t particularly keen on braving the
If there’s somewhere Steve and Charlie
sub-zero morning temperatures over the winter months. The Karangahake Gorge contains the
giving access to many kilometres of
haven’t been, Steve will research it first via Fish & Game New Zealand and then try their luck.
If you’re fishing an area for the first time or haven’t fished there for a couple of years, it pays to check up on the regulations. Angling regulations are updated annually. Each region has specific regulations for individual rivers and lakes within the framework of national angling regulations. Recently Steve and Charlie decided to try out their luck fishing the Wairoa River in Clevedon just south of Auckland. A quick bit of research gave
him the information he needed, and they set off on the 45-minute drive from home. It was their first trip there and they caught two nice rainbow trout! “I couldn’t believe my luck!”. Charlie’s Adventures not only captures fishing photos, but is a great opportunity for Steve to showcase some of our beautiful country. “As our country is so raw and beautiful it creates magnificent backdrops which hopefully people enjoy looking at”.
the Bays BY Michael Walkley - NZSFC contributor
e arrived at the ghost town which was Takapuna ramp early in the morning and were the only vehicle in sight. This was a little concerning, did we muck up that badly? Did we miss something everyone else saw or did we take a gamble the will pay dividends? Pitch black, in the drink she went, and we started to head north. Hugging the coastline just putting away at around 5 knots until the sun came up. Daybreak and hammer down, we headed up towards Browns Bay and started to see life, one bird, two birds...a whole swarm! The place was alive! Right, deploy the handbrake and cast away. I was using Zman 4â€? motor oil grubs on 1/2oz light
bulbs, and it didn’t take long to secure the first few winter reds. Nothing huge, around the 2kg mark, this was panning out nicely. The weather gods decided to play ball they dropped the wind and turned on that big light bulb in the sky. The workups continued to grow in size and following them seemed to end in plague numbers of kahawai. There was snapper below, but four out of five were kahawai. All of a sudden I had a take, better than all the rest and after a tussle in four metres of water a red nudging just over 3.5kg popped up. Stoked, it’s not huge but prime table fare. We followed the birds over towards the tip of Long Bay and fished up to the reserve, but as they headed inland we left them to it. We stopped in at Browns Bay reef for a flick on the way home, I pulled out the Zman prawn in pink colour and nailed a couple more beautiful winter reds, stoked as! With a bin full of fish and the rain starting to open up again we pulled the plug and headed home. On the water for 6 am, off at 9:30 am, can’t complain about the morning’s haul!
PROTECTING OUR FISHERIES
Tasman Scallop Closuns BY Joshua Barclay, LegaSea
callop numbers have declined so much around the top of the South Island that the Minister for Primary
practices, such as dragging industrial dredges across the fragile seabed, is damaging the ability of species
Industries, Nathan Guy, has agreed with
to replenish their populations.
LegaSea and closed the Scallop 7 fishery
Scallop beds form on muddy bottoms
until a rebuild occurs. The fishery has been closed for the 2016/17, and new
which have been covered by a hard layer of broken shells. These broken
management measures will be worked
shells give areas for the larvae to settle out between now and July 2017 when the and grow when they eventually die and fishery may be reopened. create more shells for the bed.
Long overdue, Nathan Guy’s decision
When large dredges are pulled through
finally takes the first step towards
these areas, the sediment below is
repairing a fishery that is teetering on the
suspended. Eventually, it settles,
brink of collapse. SCA 7 has been shown
covering the shells, leaving no viable
for many years to be steadily declining
settlement areas for future larvae. This
in abundance with little being done in
is how sustained dredging of a once
response, except for a recent cut to the
productive scallop bed can eventually
commercial catch limit.
wipe it out for good.
Scallop fisheries highlight how
This example further demonstrates how
the use of destructive fishing
the ‘world leading’ quota management
system, in place here in New Zealand,
a healthy ecosystem is the number one
is failing to respond to the scientific
priority for a fisheries management
and anecdotal warnings bells that have
system, the QMS has repeatedly shown
been ringing out telling someone to take
that it is not reliably able to do this.
action, before it is too late.
LegaSea applauds Nathan Guy for
The QMS is tailored to ensuring
taking the first step in restoring
maximum commercial gain through
Scallop 7 and encourages him to
‘sustainable depletion’, but it fails
continue to ensure the ongoing
to address our needs. We as New
improvement to the health of this
Zealanders deserve the right to
precious fishery. We also await the
have confidence that our fisheries
announcement of his decisions for
management system will react in our
Paua, John Dory and Snapper 7.
best interest and protect what belongs
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S A LT WAT E R F LY
Helps But fake it till you make it
BY Matt von Sturmer
on’t wait until you go fishing to practice your casting. All the good casters I know practice
learn to cast, fish small flies to make life easier and use the fly rod system to explore all the shallow nooks, rocks, weed
regularly, and you can do this anywhere
and channels. You will be surprised by
without a flyrod. To unroll a loop of line
what is available. Subtle presentations of
and deliver a fly at the distance and on
baitfish or shrimpy flies in skinny water
target requires a good understanding of
target fish where they are feeding yet are
the five principles of fly casting. Most of
most easily spooked.
those principles can be practised using pantomime. Go on don’t be shy, it’s less painful than blowing your one shot at a fish of a lifetime!
The fly rod system is a combination of balanced rod, line, leader and fly and a good cast involves some understanding of the physics to unroll a loop of fly line
Working backwards from the fly, the
and finally deliver the fly to the target.
length and symmetry of your loops
The more practised you are at using the
come down to the movements you make
system, the more successful you will
with your arm. Smooth acceleration
become and then the real secret of fly
to a stop, straight tracking between
fishing will be revealed.
the forward and back cast and keeping
By the smooth application of power,
the rod tip travelling in a straight path can all be cemented into muscle memory while watching tv, on the bus or in front of the bathroom mirror.
tracking back and forward and making a definite stop. When all the elements come together, the rod will load like a drawn bow, and when the stroke comes
More than just catching fish on a bendy
to a stop, the line will project forward
rod - go on, adopt the whole system,
effortlessly. Get the fundamentals right
and you will be casting well all day, on demand and your fly fishing will be a real pleasure. Donâ€™t cast - no really, you will catch more fish! Fly in hand, line stripped at your feet or basket, move quietly and slowly and watch the water. I have only just broken a habit of watching where I have come from in case I missed something. The trick is to watch the water ahead in a window where visibility is best and at the extent of you cast. For species like Snapper, they will only move away when spooked either by a line moving overhead, flys being ripped across the surface or the frantic waving of fly rods. A well-placed cast ahead will typically catch the better fish. For Kahawai and Kingfish it is more often the fish that appears to your left just as you cast to the right, or the 30 metre cast just as a baitfish scatter around your feet. Humans are the most effective predator and fish know we are dangerous. The waving of arms and unusual noises announce we are around, the fly fishing advantage is about making subtle presentations into shallow water. Take your time and make each cast count. Ghost flies - we often think saltwater flys need to have tinsel, fluoro, flashing lights and bells to get noticed this may apply on occasion but more often the success of fly fishing is the subtle arrival of something minimal and suggestive of an expected prey item. This is where size, eyes, profile
and contrast become triggers. The less there are means there is less to reject. Sometimes small is best.
technique in your job or relationships! Redefine success - ok fly will never hold its own in a competition of
Do nothing! This is a Snapper technique
effectiveness but there are fishing
that I have spent a long time developing;
scenarios where fly fishing really shines.
you may well have discovered it yourself
Kingfish on the flats is an ideal fly
while untangling line or un-picking knots the stationary fly is often hit. I also noticed that if I did not get hit immediately after splash down, it was on the descent or the pause between strips that produced the most hook ups. So make a good cast and let the fly sink and if possible sit for a few seconds before
scenario, I have even had kings spook just because I twitched the fly one to many times or landed a flyline to close. These fish are super aware of all the movements and signs of prey and danger in the shallows and this is where the finesse of the system works.
making few small strips forward. It’s the
The same applies to the shallow-water
‘do nothing’ in between the strips that
Snapper, tiny splash downs of shrimpy/
are a trigger to salt-water predators.
baitfish fly’s onto kelp beds often result
While it sounds simple it is actually a
in hard hits, and in water under a
technique in itself and can be adapted to
metre deep, lures and jig heads will put
respond to how the fish are feeding on
fish off. However the most satisfying
the day.letting some slack exist in the line
element of fly fishing for me begins
can be difficult for some - believe me it
with a well placed cast, catching fish is
works. Warning: don’t try the do nothing
just a bonus.
Carrots BY Connor Andrew
ne of the many perks of working in a fishing store is hearing almost daily updates as to what species are being caught on what coast and where they are most prolific at that moment. So, when I overheard a customer talking to one of my colleagues about how his Gurnard spot is ‘absolutely firing’ my interest was piqued. Having caught a couple of smaller specimens over the sand earlier that week on the east coast, I figured the west coast with its XXL Gurnard would produce some better eating fish, if I actually spent the time and targeted them. With a favourable weather window coming up and my days off lining up perfectly, a plan was hatched to head west to try my hand at some big winter carrots from the shore. Pulling into the car park, it was obvious conditions were perfect. A flat glassy sea with a slow rolling swell of around half a metre. A quick walk in of around 30 minutes and the first baits were ready to be deployed.
great strength and abrasion resistance. Moving down the rig we get to the knots. A standard dropper loop is the cleanest and strongest way to arrange your rig with the top loop being bigger than the bottom. The reason for this is so the angle of your line does not lift your bait up off the bottom and out of the strike zone where the fish are feeding. Next is the bling. Soft lumo beads in green and pink staggered on top of your
My favourite rig when targeting Gurnard is one I use a lot out west. Every part of this rig has its importance. Firstly, the swivel connecting the main line to the fluorocarbon is rated to 15 kg as it’s going to be under the most strain during the cast.
hook provides that extra touch that
My preference is 30lb fluoro as it’s not too thick and hard to handle yet still hold
hooking gurnard an absolute piece of
Gurnard especially seem to love. My personal favourite hook for the job is a Mustad Demon circle in 5/0. The hookup rate I get from these hooks are second to none. The thin gauge and extra sharp point seem to make piss. Half the time if I stop watching my
rod for too long I’ll turn around, and
for me. They are by far the highest quality
one will have hooked itself.
and most efficient weight I have used to
On the top hook, I like to place a hollow
date. Since I’ve started using this rig, I can
squid skirt of around five centimetres
honestly say there has been a noticeable
over the shank to add a little bit extra. I
increase in gurnard hitting the rocks.
have often found that it is the hook with
When fishing on the west coast, I find
the skirt that will get eaten first. The last
fresh grey mullet to be the best bait for
but equally important part of this rig is
the second swivel clip and sinker.
A small triangle not too big (about 2 cm x
The purpose of a second swivel is to
3 cm) hooked once through the flesh side
provide an escape for line twist that
seems to produce the best results. Just
may build up as the baits get caught in
make sure the hooks are nicely exposed
so you get the best possible hook
The point of the clip is simply to make
the process of changing sinkers easier.
On this particular day over the course
On a calm day, I would use a 3oz, but
of roughly four hours, I managed to
a 5oz is a good all round weight that
pull out five very respectable gurnard
seems to hold in even the most trying of
ranging in size from 38cm to 46cm.
conditions. The last bit of advice when
However, I couldn’t say the same for
using this rig is to make sure you are
the other anglers fishing either side of
using a BOS breakout sinker. No other sinker has held on the bottom
me. They got tired of watching me catch and went home.
Frewza Owners fun family fishing competition at Army Bay, Whangaparaoa on Saturday 8th October The competition will run from 7:00am until 1:30pm after which we’ll be holding a (free) BBQ for entrants and anyone who’s keen to come along and check out the range of Frewza’s.
READER PICS Readers Pics bought to you by NZ Fishing Community
BY Connor Andrew
> Ben Church with a snapper looking for love, Credit: Troy Rae-Royle
Gypsynash CPR on a fish, Apparently this is how they roll on Great Barrier Island...
Brenton Cumberpatch with a pissed looking LBG Snapper.
Hayley Nash - Iâ€™m totally hooked!
Cole with his new PB Snapper - 6.34kg caught out from Raglan
Jordan Putt and a mate off the Naki nailed this lot in a couple of hours
> Kurt Knight with his first 20lb - from the rocks. What a champ!
Jack with a nice Coromandel Snapper
Oscar with his West Coast PB.
William Barnes with a cool winter snapper
William Hurst with a Port Jackson DONKEY! What a fish!
Fly Fishing Film Festival
ly fishingâ€™s most celebrated annual event, the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, continues its global
filmmakers in the industry to premiere their latest offerings, allowing the fishing community to share their
tour during August and September in
passion for the sport by attending film
New Zealand. The film tour serves as a
screenings across the country.
stage for the best Kiwi and Australian
In its eleventh year, RISE is celebrating
over a decade of bringing the best fishing entertainment to cinemas around the world. New Zealand audiences can look forward to stunning footage from New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia and Alaska presented in high definition on the big screen. Gin-Clear Media’s Freaks of Nature is one of the features of the festival. It is a film about the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia’s fabled Jurassic Lake. This desolate and wind-swept lake is undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet, a place where ten-pound fish are common, and twenty pound
plus trout are caught every week. The festival will also be premiering Parallel Lines the new film from emerging Aussie filmmaker Benny Godfrey. Filmed in numerous locations across Australia and featuring Brett Wilson and Shannon Kitchener, two mates whose lives have been shaped by their passion for fly fishing. For many, RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival has become so much more than just going to the cinema. These annual fishfests have become a true celebration of fly fishing; it’s an excuse to get together with friends and reminisce about the
past season as well as look forward to
Tauranga, Palmerston North, Hawkes
the season to come.
Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch,
Presented by Gin-Clear Media, RISE
Dunedin, Gore and Queenstown.
will screen across New Zealand,
For more information, local show dates,
including Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo,
movie trailers, etc. visit our website.
Gin-Clear Media is a multi-media company based in Te Anau, New Zealand, whose enterprises include leading feature films, websites, events and exhibitions. RISE is Gin-Clear Mediaâ€™s 11th annual film festival, adding to its increasingly important influence in the fly fishing film genre.
The Best Winter Blue Antidotes, RightHere… From the team at Sage Fly rods, here’s a few teaster minutes that can only end in Salt-fly fishing bliss
For the salties, here’s a cracker of a vid from Lee Kennedy at Saltwater Assassin.
Some of you might have seen this one form PureFly NZ already - it’s kiwi flyfishing to a tee - Fish, salt and scenery wow!
And some landbased to finish are you ready for the weekend now!?!?
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