Fly Fishing Queenstown and disgruntled weather patterns

Since the big Xmas floods the weather has been quite indifferent with a new front every other day bring wind then rain hard on it’s heels. When we have had fine weather its been great but the fine weather holes have been quite small before the next front has slid in. This has meant picking where to be on any given day to be a very important part of providing a successful days outing. Some of the rivers in areas that got hit hard by those big xmas floods are still recovering with trout numbers a little low – but rest assured they are be moving back up the systems slowly but surely.

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - Can you spot the Fish?

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - Can you spot the Fish?

Cicadas are about all over the shop at the moment and on the hot windy days plenty are ending up in the water for hungry trout to engulf.

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - zoned into cicadas

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - zoned into cicadas

Speaking of engulfing food my new camp cooker has proved to be worth every cent. Enjoying Greek spiced roast leg of lamb, pork roast, amazing beef fillet (even some wild Hare loin),  fabulous breads and perfectly cooked vege’s from our garden has been a great add to the Multi day Safari expeditions.  Of course when we move away overnight from the vehicle we are back to a bit more basic food. Overall I think I have been putting weight on -  need to walk faster – yeah right!

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - A couple of nights in a remote high country hut

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - A couple of nights in a remote high country hut

The weather looks looks like it will remain very changeable over the next week although we might see a good high for Friday, Sat and Sun ridge in – great for the weekend warriors. The patterns look like it will stay this way for the next couple of weeks so plan well and have a couple of backstops up your sleeve and make those first cast count!

2 Responses to Fly Fishing Queenstown and disgruntled weather patterns

  1. Stan Wright says:

    Well, Simon, if anyone can find the fish, you can. Even if it’s slow fishing, you make it a adventure to remember. Aloha.

  2. Simon says:

    Hey Stan — cheers. Looks like the next week is going to be great weather and I am out all week guiding with a regular client so should see some great fishing!

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