- Published: Monday, 04 December 2017 22:24
As mentioned in a previous column, I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of weeks in the South Island of New Zealand in October.
It really is a stunning part of the world and fly fishing for trophy trout in the South Island is one of my absolute favourite things to do.
Hence I find myself back there every couple of years, pitting my modest fly fishing skills against some clever fish, and often some ugly weather.
Choosing when to visit the South Island is a tricky one – get there in October or November and you get the first crack at the fish in the new season.
However, this is also the most unpredictable time of the year for weather in the South Island, while visiting after Christmas usually ensures perfect weather, but by then the fish have also seen a lot of anglers and can be nigh on impossible to tempt.