Sunday, 29 January 2012

In the back of beyond:


~A remote stream…somewhere in the North Island~

Apparently there’s some debate as to what constitutes a Back Country river.  However, many agree it’s a stream inaccessible by road or tracks with little sign of human interference.  In other words, you’ve got to pay your dues with a stint of leg work before stringing up a rod.  So, linking up with a like minded fishermen Craig Cunningham, off we went to bag ourselves a “back country” experience.  Hailing from America, Craig is no stranger to the more remote streams of NZ as he spends the best of six months researching them each year.  Naturally, I was in good hands then and our day couldn’t have started better when a fit brown trout latched onto my cicada pattern.  Then Craig went and found himself some plump rainbow trout with attitude.  From there we took it turn about as we negotiated a productive little stream!   



This well marked beauty couldn’t resist a cicada plopped into his field of vision



~Craig piles on the pressure to stop an angry trout from reaching cover~