~Ian is the first to taste success~
NZ Final Arrived:
I've been quiet the last few weeks-planning a trip to NZ. With the help of Mat McHugh of Fly Odyssey http://www.flyodyssey.co.uk/, everything finally fell into place. Mat's bringing a bunch of folk down next week and has sent me out early to do a little bit of scouting (a lame excuse on my part...). I'm lucky enough to be spending a week with top guide Ian Cole http://www.iancole.co.nz/. We checked out the rivers yesterday and not surprisingly they were running high. Coloured water pushed us onto nearby lakes where trout were found cruising tight along the margins. Some careful casting was reward with a handful of fat, hard fighting browns. We're currently praying for fine weather and no more rain!
~My first 2011 NZ trout-not bad for a weary traveller~
~Trout could be found foraging along the weedbeds~