Poronui spring fishing

Winter Fishing in the Central North Island

Did you know that it’s quite possible to fly fish for trout in New Zealand throughout the year? While the northern hemisphere basks in summer it is a little cooler down here in New Zealand, but certainly not unpleasant. And you can be assured that a frosty morning will usually unfold into a crisp clear […]

Owen River Lodge river pic

Owen River Lodge in October and April

  We last visited Owen River Lodge in April, as the leaves on the trees were starting to wear their autumn colours and the days were cooling. It’s a good time to go to Owen River Lodge, with less people around and a relaxed feel as the end of the fishing season looms. October is also […]

Huka Lodge, luxury fishing lodge, New Zealand

Fly Fishing Tournament at Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge is one of New Zealand’s most desirable fly fishing destinations. But rather than a remote stay, Huka Lodge offers a high end experience right beside the beautiful Waikato River and is just a few minutes drive off the North Island’s main arterial route. Accommodation, hospitality and cuisine at Huka Lodge are all superb. […]

Beautiful Winter Food at Poronui

All the good things about Poronui in winter

One of the delights of winter is the blissful sharing of really good food and wine with friends, especially around a toasty wood fire. This is also one of the highlights of time spent at Poronui in the colder months. Life is not all about fishing at this time of year as the cool evenings […]

Tongariro Lodge winter fishing

Fly fishing in May, June & July in New Zealand

  Have you thought of coming to New Zealand to fish in the shoulder season of May, June and July? There is always a rush of people in to the country to fish through the summer. So the lodges are often full, guides are in high demand and high season pricing applies. But once the […]

Etihad bio fuel flight

Etihad Makes the First Commercial Flight Using Locally Produced Sustainable Fuel

  This is such a good news story – to hear that Etihad (UAE-based airline out of Abu Dhabi) has flown their first commercial flight powered by locally produced sustainable fuel is beyond exciting. Suddenly we can see a future without fossil fuels. The bio-fuel used on this flight was derived from salicornia plants grown […]

Poronui fly fishing

Learning to Fly Fish at Poronui

I’ve been to Poronui before and remembered it as one of those perfect places – no little glitches with the hospitality, the experience or even in getting there. But that was mid-winter, when the fishing season was quiet and the guests were there for other reasons like hunting, horse-riding or just for some time out. […]

White Island, NZ cruise

Cruising New Zealand’s Volatile Coastline

There are more cruising options around New Zealand than ever before. Piggy-backing off the more established Australia and Pacific Islands routes, New Zealand has now become a cruise destination in its own right. If you’re heading to New Zealand to fish think about arriving or departing through Australia and sailing across from Sydney – most […]

Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes NP, NZ

Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park

If you’re fishing in the fabulous Nelson or Buller areas in the top of the South Island, in magnificent rivers like the Maruia, the Buller and the Motueka, you’ll be within an easy drive of Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. This lake is the source of the Buller River so these waters […]

Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand It’s a hard choice when you have limited time in New Zealand – do you drive and see the countryside? Or do you fly between fishing stays and get more valuable fishing time? There is no easy answer to this. Although New Zealand looks like a couple of small islands floating […]