Poronui Pics

  Poronui is a vast estate in the central North Island of New Zealand. Set in the rugged Kaimanawa country south-east of Lake Taupo, it has high conservation and ecological value and is managed in a way that preserves and enhances those values. Seeing is believing in this case, so this blog lays it out […]

Fiordland Lodge now endorsed by Orvis Travel

    Fiordland Lodge, at the southern end of New Zealand’s South Island, is the only lodge in the country to be an ‘Orvis Endorsed Lodge’. This endorsement puts Fiordland Lodge in … ‘a select group of international lodges recognized by Orvis, the leading North American fly fishing company, as the best destination resorts for […]

Owen River Lodge is now a Sage dealer

  Owen River Lodge, at the northern end of the South Island, has become one of just a handful of fishing lodges in the world to be a Sage dealer. Owner, Felix Borenstein, has been welcoming keen fishing folk to the lodge for around 8 years now and is well known for providing a quality […]

Blanket Bay makes Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List

  Blanket Bay  is one of the New Zealand’s superior lodges, and a favourite with fishermen (and women) from around the world. They recently made it on to Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List as a finalist. Their media release follows. ‘Blanket Bay continues to amass accolades – the latest being a finalist in this year’s […]

Ski and Fly Fish at Tongariro Lodge, New Zealand

    Outdoor Adventure In Style Tongariro Lodge has provided world class lodge facilities, outdoor adventure and extraordinary flyfishing for 30 years. SAVE 25% FROM JULY-OCT 2012 Winter and spring are fabulous times to enjoy Tongariro Lodge. The snow is falling on the mountains The fires are burning in the grates The trout are running […]

Tony Hayes – Tongariro Lodge

    Tony Hayes, lodge founder and internationally renowned angler and guide, gives a quick rundown on the Fishing opportunities from Tongariro Lodge. The name New Zealand raises the pulse of trout fishermen and women the world over, and wild rainbow and brown trout have thrived better in the Lake Taupo system than anywhere else […]

Hot-Smoked Trout

  This recipe has come from the New Zealand Fish & Game’s website. NZ Fish & Game is a national body that represents the interests of freshwater anglers and game bird hunters in New Zealand. Both sports play a big part in the local culture and the country’s large areas of wilderness give plenty of […]

The July Newsletter

  Our July newsletter has been sent out Well, they say good things come to those who wait – and I hope this is true for us too. We have the best trout fishing in the world right here and we want to share it with you. It’s currently mid-winter in New Zealand but there […]

Queenstown by Night

From the Travel Pages of the Australian, this article sums up the nightlife around Queenstown and Arrowtown very nicely. The region seems to specialise in small, classy eateries and high-end restaurants with the low-ceiling, low-light look of years gone by. Like the writer says, places like the Bunker, the Blue Door and Eichardts all exude a cosy, intimate […]

Pan-Fried Snapper with a Smoked Fish Cake and Tomato Salsa

This lovely recipe is from Owen River Lodge near Nelson, in the South Island  For the Snapper 130g – 150g snapper fillets – skin on Make sure the fish is fresh and has no scales on the skin. With a sharp knife trim the edges and ends to make a neat rectangle piece of fish, […]