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South Island 2004 Pictorial

Well it is long overdue but despite a lost digital camera with a 512 meg card full of photos from the trip we have been able to scrounge together a number of images which go a long to to sum up what went on. We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did putting them together.

For a couple of hours today I was transported back to the south island. Only a few months and I will be back there chasing the large and sometimes fussy browns that it is famous for. If you haven't done it yet do yourselves' a favour and book a flight and go. Enjoy!

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips
Most of you who have fished down south will recognise this feature. Great for polaroiding from the top of. Just don't trip on your tongue when you count 10 fish over 10lb below!
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips The country is simply stunning. Large rivers running through farmland, crystal clear and home to big fish.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips A lot of the rivers run through gorge sections and it really puts in your place at times. To be fishing through your own little private amphitheater stalking wary browns.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Success!
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips A private moment behind guide and client, or should that read between two fly fishers!
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Not all the fish are huge and if size was all that we were after we would go to Alaska and chase salmon. Proud angler with a typical fish.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Some of the rivers are not gravel bottom as would be expected. nevertheless they are very clear and have awesome hatches. Another fish taken through the day.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips A big, beautiful brown! It really does not get any better than this. NOTE: The drab clothing. No bright colour's allowed on these trips!
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips The end of another day on another perfect river. A group of friends pose for a snapshot so that they can relive the moment for years to come.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Time to go. The helicopter arrives and the fisherman are ready to be whisked out to civilisation. A 15-20 minute flight saves a couple of day's walking in these remote catchments.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Stunningly marked brown is the reward for carefully fishing a small beetle pattern on a windy day. Smaller streams offer fish up to 5lb on the dry when the bigger rivers are blown out.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Nick looks pretty pleased. Nick is a friend of ours and a great guide. Here he is during a rare moment he gets to fish. '8.25lb pounds of love' as he says.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips The water in these rivers is just stunning. Cold, clear and in most places great tasting. While Giardia is present in NZ most of the backcountry rivers are pure and free of this problem. Ask a local!;-)
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips How big? Seriously there are some massive fish in these rivers and we heard of a 17lb brown being caught on dry when we were there in Feb!
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre New Zealand South Island Trips Another day, another river. Late afternoon after a day on the water, back for an early dinner and then out for the evening rise.

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