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I have just finished a 4 day Safari fly fishing trip that saw us fishing in some quite remote areas and dealing with some thunderstorm type of weather. We got some nice rainbow and brown trout with a 8.5 lbs brown being the largest.

As soon as I returned for that trip I packed the family up and are doing our annual camping trip which is always fun with a young family. I had the pleasure yesterday of setting up one of my friends kids who (are camping with us) on a bubble and fly set up and seeing him hook into is very first trout. He’s off again today with Dad fishing around the lake edge with a Cicada set off the bubble and he has certainly caught the fishing bug – wont be long until he ditches the spinning rod and starts fly fishing.

New Zealand Fly Fishing Expeditions - First fish on a fly

Good things is the weather has started (keep your fingers crossed) to really warm up although there has been the odd thunderstorm around the area which has seen some big spikes in the water flow on rivers that have had the deluges hit the upper catchments but as fast have they have spiked they have also dropped back again. It sure makes you think about not getting into gorgy areas in that type of weather!

As you have no doubt figured out the Cicadas are showing up now with the hotter weather and are firmly part of the trouts diet now. I am pretty much on the road doing Safari trips thru most of Feb so I am sure we will get a bunch of opportunities to hit some great dry fly fishing.

I have some space available in March and April so if your are thinking about a multi day guided fly fishing trip – drop me a line as the fishing in March and April will be excellent with the trout in great nick.