Some anglers want to catch lots of fish, others want to catch big fish and others just want to be in remote locations that rarely see anglers and have an opportunity to cast to one fish that hasn’t seen an fisherman all season and there are quite a few other scenarios too.
My last client, a regular who fishes with me once a season for a for a 5 day period falls into the category of the remote location angler and who has most if not all the skills required to catch some bloody good trout.
Over the trip JC had quite a few chances on some big (10lbs +) trout and unfortunately each time we hooked in we got absolutely smoked. The biggest fish we got a hook in would have been around 15lbs, maybe more and the battle only lasted about 1 minute before the leviathan blew us to bits – just having the chance to get a crack at a trout like this is extraordinary yet alone actually hooking it – after that well it all has to be a combination of some serious luck and skill to beach such big trout.
Sometimes getting to remote locations involves some serious hiking and some locations you just can not hike into at all – an airborne chariot is required!
A remote location somewhere deep in Western Fiordland where no anglers had been that season (we think) we found some trout but the interesting thing is in these super remote places the trout can be far more spooky than in places that see regular pressure. All of a sudden having something in a trouts presence that has not been there before seems to up the anti hugely on stealth and perfect presentation.
The last morning of JC’s stay on the way back from the middle of nowhere there was just enough time before the flight out of Queenstown New Zealand to have a last quick nudge at a fish. A few casts, a quick change to add some more weight and a lovely last minute brown to the bank.
See you next season JC – some more remote locations and some big trout await you!