Tanzania tigerfish; week 4-11 October 2014

October 20th, 2014

Into week four of the tigerfish season in Tanzania, fishing both the Mnyera and the Fuhudji rivers. Sit back and dream about bit tigerfish on the fly. For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.

With the waters in the Kilombero valley still dropping, although very slowly in the case of the Mnyera, the fishing was due to improve as we waited in anticipation for our new guests to arrive on the strip.
Henry, Jeremy, Craig, Dave, Richard, Mark, Kiki and Pedro arrived at the beginning of this week with varying degrees of experience gained while fishing various destinations around the world. They were all eager to test their skills against the Tanzanian tigerfish, and were soon matched up against some of the finest specimens Africa has to offer.

Jeremy, Henry, Craig and Richard got right into the groove early with their first three days on the Ruhudji  being “jam packed” with some excellent fishing. Around ten fish were landed in the 14 lbs and above class, along with countless ‘smaller fish’. The guys had to learn fast in order to take home some of the opportunities given to them, and learn fast they did. Jeremy, along with nasty line burns and all, took the fight to a 20 lbs fish that ate his natural brush fly in no more than two feet of water on the lower Ruhudji. With a partially raw hand, and whilst illustrating the diversity of the “f” word, Jeremy managed to landed a truly great fish.  Henry, hot on Jeremy’s heels, hooked into an extremely hard running 17 lbs fish which exited the hole from which it was hooked with incredible speed and ferocity. Henry managed to apply the brakes and eventually landed a super fish.

The Mnyera which has been suffering unseasonably cold and high water for the entire season was fishing a bit slower. However, Pedro, using the popular blue and black deer hair pattern, put his gear to the test on another 20 lbs monster. After a great fight Pedro was content as he kneeled in the cool shallow water, his muscles straining one last time, only now it was to pose with his catch for guide and camera. The first half of the trip had been nothing short of a success.

With a brief moment for groups to swop stories on the changeover day, our guest’s flies were back in the water looking for purchase in the inhospitable mouth of a trophy tigerfish. Gallant as their efforts were, many of the flies were kindly returned by most of the fish on the last three days of the trip, mutilated, but without the culprit which inflicted the damaged. Although many fish ranging from 5 lbs to 14 lbs were landed, few of the many 15 lbs plus fish hooked made it into the net. However, it is uncommon for this destination to not surprise us with the unexpected. This week it came with yet another lost battle (and fly-line) to an incredibly powerful vundu, and a spey rod finding its way into the Kasingo rapids.
Henry’s spey cast was something to marvel at, but watching the 15 foot rod bend into the 14 pounder that ate a crease fly off the surface was a truly unforgettable guiding experience.

All in all a great trip with well earned fish and good company (and coffee) has come to an end. A big thanks to Henry, Jeremy, Craig, Richard, Kiki, Pedro, Mark and David for joining us here in Tanzania, we hope to see you back some day.

Until next time
The Tourette Fishing Guides Crew

Farquhar Blog “ Season Opener”: 8-15 October 2014

October 20th, 2014

With the first report from Farquhar, we can truly say that the Indian Ocean season is underway so enjoy the read. For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389 01980 847389.

It was with a huge amount of excitement that we welcomed back some familiar faces onto Farquhar for the start of our 2014/2015 season. An enormous amount of pre-season preparation had taken place, including the addition of 2 new boats to our existing fleet of 5, as well as some basic improvements to the guesthouse and operations which are now being driven by Mona, our new guesthouse manager. We love her already! To say we were ready to get cracking was an understatement.

Rob Tapert (now on his seventh trip with us) was again joined by his son Judah and fellow Farquhar regulars, Dennis and Malcolm. Dirk Ackerman who is another Farquhar regular was joined by new friends, Adam, Sean, Jack and Nic, all of whom were eager to sample the superb fishing Farquhar is rightly known for. As it was the first day of our season and the flight had arrived early we opted to get a quick afternoon session in and we are so glad we did. Rob and Co headed offshore to one of our favourite pinnacles. Between the two boats using conventional tackle, they managed to tame a total of 40 GT’s, as well as a 100 lbs potato bass…a cracking first session in anyone’s book. The rest of the group opted to fish the flats and got the cobwebs out with some solid lagoon bonefishing.

As luck would have it however, the following next few days we were plagued by inclement weather which made conditions tough. Despite this, the determined anglers worked the flats diligently, which resulted in some really good bonefishing and even a handful of GT’s. Farquhar’s triggers and bumpies were around in good numbers despite the weather and Adam capitalised on this by landing his first trigger on the fly. Congrats Adam! Nic then hooked a monster bumpie which proceeded to empty his reel at a frightening rate before his leader gave way. What can one say…that’s bumpie fishing for you. Our offshore guys also stuck to their guns and were rewarded with some solid GT’s which kept the spirits up.

The morning of the 5th day promised much better fishing as the weather cleared. The tides had turned and what we as guides refer to the “phenomenon” came into effect. Chaos returned to the atoll as GT’s stormed the flats feeding on the abundant stock of small baitfish which were present. New to salt water fly fishing Adam and Shaun managed to capitalise landing 6 and 4 fish respectively. I think it’s safe to say that both are now quite literally HOOKED! The old guns Dirk and Jack were into them as well, landing 3 and 4 GT’s respectfully. Jack getting a beauty of 110 cm!

While all hell broke loose inside the atoll, arms were being stretched by our conventional offshore anglers on the outside. Malcolm managed to land a 200 lbs dogtooth tuna, whilst Rob quickly racked up some truly big GT’s (119 cm, 113 cm, 110 cm and 118 cm). To cap it off Malcolm then enticed a 137 cm GT to eat his stick bait. The 5th day had delivered in fine Farquhar form!

Although the GT fishing on the final day slowed a little, the colossal shoal of bonefish that frequents Dipose from time to time showed up. Sean and Adam jumped to it and truth be told landed copious amounts of bonefish fish between them. Three further GT’s did come to the fly on the flats, whilst our offshore teams landed a further 17 GTs as well as a 50 lbs yellowfin tuna. The sailfish too had arrived, 9 of which were hooked on the final day, although on this occasion they got the best of us.

This part of the story is just the beginning!

It was a challenging start to our season considering the horrible weather around on the first few days. That said, we still landed close to 30 GTs on the flats, had plenty of opportunities at triggers and bumpies, plus the guys smashed the bonefsh. Offshore we landed 66 GTs, along with a massive doggie, a 100 lbs potato bass, a big yellowfin and a plethora of other cool reef species.  There is little wonder Farquhar is regarded as one of the most diverse fisheries on the planet! We’re just holding thumbs for some consistent weather over the next few weeks as the fishery really looks in fine shape!

Until next week
The Farquhar Guide Team

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El Pescador Fishing Report, 5-11 October 2014

October 20th, 2014

Weather: The week started Ok but turned bad midweek – to their credit our anglers persevered and were rewarded.
Air Temp: Mid 80’s to High 80s for the High. High 70’s, for the lows. Winds: Crazy winds that were Calm - 15 mph out of the west, east, and everything in between! Some moments of calm were interrupted by 20 mph winds as a squall approached from the east!
Water: 81 degrees.
Moonphase: The full moon is on 8th October


Bonefish (Macabi):

Christina caught her first bonefish ever while wading on her own near the lodge – wow! Congratulations to our friends Dave, Chip (Aka Tito), Doug (AKA Dookie Spinner), Jay, Andy, and their fearless leader Gary as they had a great “business” trip with lots of fishing. Bonefish were no enemy by the end of the week, despite some sour weather. Bob had his first ever bonefish on his first day out and was pretty impressed with a 3 pound fish that took him to his backing twice! His second day was about 10 bonefish! Roberta and Jim, Roger and Craig, Scott and Jim all had the bonefish’s number. Belated honeymooners Chris and Breanna fit in 3 days of fishing in their busy week. Gene and Kate (first bonefish), Joe and Mark (first bonefish), Mark and Karen, Harold and BJ, all arrived late in the week to match “wits” with the silver ghost of the flats.

Permit (Palometta):

Doug caught 2 permit his first day and his boat mate Dave got 1 permit - they think Captain Emir walks on water. Jason landed his first permit that same day thanks in part to his good casting as well as great guiding by Captain Cesar and his father, Ed, who acquiesced the bow for most of the day while the grand slam was pursued. A few bites fro permit midweek for a few folks but none stayed tight. We were back in the permit game on Thursday when Rob landed his permit to start the wedding anniversary slam with Capt. Emir.

Tarpon (Sabalo):

Our friend Andy from Hatch Reels landed 2 and jumped another on Monday. Scott and Christina got their first guided day out with Captain Vince, and Scott was rewarded with 2 tarpon as well. Andy got in to a couple big ones today with Hilberto, but none were landed. Chad, and his father Brian, had a banner day with Captain Tomas out on Savannah flats. Even though the weather was stacked up against them, the tarpon were not! Scott and Capt Kechu teamed up for his first fly-caught tarpon and jumped 2 more. Jenny was not left out of the anniversary rewards as she grappled with a tarpon that made her sore for a few days (no one felt sorry for her) and got some tarpon strip setting practice on another fish that didn’t stick.

Other Species:

Roberta and Jim tried their hand at some reef fishing with some cudas, jacks and snappers coming to the plate! Other anglers happened to catch both Horse Eye Jacks, Jack Crevale more Cudas for some tight lines on the cloudy days.

Grand Slam:

Rob and Jenny were married here at EL Pescador a year ago and they returned in glory as Rob slammed on his first day out with Captain Emir…. Amazing! Jason was sooooo close when that tarpon ate hard and ripped off 30 feet of line when the heartbreak of a slack line became a reality. He is going for it again tomorrow!

Flies that worked:

Bonefish: Gotchas, Christmas Island Specials, micro crabs, (many others)
Permit: Large Christmas Island special, Avalon
Tarpon: Cockroach, tan Toad, Green and white Deceiver

Guide of the Week:

Captain Emir for a 3 permit day and a grand slam, Wow!

Week’s Summary:

A decent week despite rather average to poor weather. Permit, tarpon and bonefish were available each and every day.

- Ed Blank

For more information on El Pescador please contact Aardvark McLeod or call +44 1980 847389.

Alphonse Island; second week of the season ends in a flurry

October 16th, 2014

Enjoy the second week of the season report from Alphonse Island. For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.

The second week of the season has just ended and once again there has been a flurry of trophy fish caught by all of this weeks’ team. We started with only 8 anglers as we continue to train our experienced but new-to-Alphonse guides. The wind blew a constant 10 to 15 knots from the South-East throughout the week which made the fishing conditions pleasant. Early in the week the team concentrated on the incredible numbers of Bonefish that St Francois has to offer and as the week progressed and casts improved in length and accuracy our guests turned their rods towards the bigger and more finicky species, both on and off the flats. The Trigger-fishing was as good as it gets when it comes to Triggerfish catches with 12 being landed for the week. Neels Heyneke landed 2 monster Yellow Margins, 1 of which he managed to entice on white sand while using a Pillowtalk. Andy Wright who was spending the week on Alphonse relaxing with his wife ventured for his first day of flats fishing on day 3 and landed 4 Triggerfish in a session, which is an achievement of huge proportions. The Milkfish were unfortunately spread out on the flats and didn’t feed in any quantity that would justify fishing for them, which meant that no Milkfish where caught during the week. There was a fair number of GT’s around with numerous anglers losing flies after long fights. The first GT that was landed by Kasper Van Rooyen measured 90cm and turned out to be his first GT ever. The Permit were around in really good numbers with 5 being hooked momentarily before the hooks pulled out. Chris Bladen was the second angler of the season to land a Permit when he enticed a beautiful 9 pounder to eat his fly. A true spectacle was the incredible amounts of big Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo that have been around at the moment as they follow on the annual migration of red swimming crab. The action was almost instant at times, carrying on as long as there was something in the water to entice a take. Our new resident dive instructor Hinton Faram landed his first Wahoo, a monster 18kg fish. Nick Clewlow landed a 26kg Yellowfin, which ate a fast-stripped NYAP. What a week with great friends!

Tight Lines
Keith Rose-Innes

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Alphonse cancellations - save US$3,000 per rod

October 16th, 2014

Part paid cancellations on Alphonse have become available in the following weeks; as this is such a popular destination cancellations happen rarely so please don’t delay if you are keen to take up this offer.

13-20 December 2014 - 3 Rods  $5,500 per rod - includes Mahe charter

3-10 January 2015   - 3 Rods     $5,500 per rod - includes Mahe charter

The full price is US$8,500 - a saving of US$3,000 per person.

For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.

Mongolia, Sweetwater Camp; 2014 Season in photos by Jako Lucas

October 14th, 2014

Located in the Eg-Ur watershed, Sweetwater’s Taimen camps have been operating in the same place since 1995. They have carefully managed the fishery to insure that today’s anglers enjoy the same opportunities as the first anglers who visited Mongolia fifteen years ago.

Here are a few images from the 2014 season:

Take a look at the latest Mongolia availability HERE. For more information please contact Alex Jardine or call +44(0)1980 847389.

Alphonse Island; a double ‘flats slam’ starts the season

October 13th, 2014

I know that I am not the only one who has been eagerly awaiting the fishing reports from the Indian Ocean as the season is underway.  Below is the report from the opening week on Alphonse.  Enjoy the read, the first of many to come.  Charlotte

Alphonse Weekly Fishing Report: 1 - 8 October 2014
The Season Starts with a “Double Flats Slam” – 1 angler, 2 triggerfish, 2 GT’s and 2 bonefish on 1 day

The first week of the 2014 - 2015 season has just come to an end and what a start it has been.  We welcomed some new team members as our operation expands to include Cosmoledo liveaboard trips, Astove Atoll Lodge, Desroches Island Fishing as well as Alphonse Dive Centre. The weather settled on report as we opened our doors to 8 lucky anglers to ease the guide team into the season. During the week our anglers tucked into 361 bonefish (45 per rod), before swiftly changing their focus to target all the other species on offer. Chris Brimble landed the biggest bonefish of the week weighing 8.2 lbs, which is a trophy by Alphonse standards. Marcus Janssen was quick off the mark and caught this seasons first Giant Trevally of 94 cm, sparking an infectious bout of GT fever throughout the team. The GT action continued quite slowly for the first few days with numerous GTs refusing the fly for various reasons, when suddenly their mood changed to ferocious attacks and numerous catches. At the end of the week 12 GTs were landed, with both Oliver Cox, Neil Rowe and Marcus Janssen landing 2 GTs each.  The biggest of the week was landed by David Marshall, a 117 cm monster, which was estimated at 72 lbs. The bluefin were around in good numbers with 42 landed along with a multitude of other species like spangled and yellow-lipped emperors, marble grouper, bohar snapper, 4 triggerfish and a permit. When it came to the “high flying fish species”, Marcus Janssen was bitten off by a very large barracuda right at the end of tiresome aerial fight. The milkfish were around but were never in a feeding pattern that would allow for a hook up. After 20 minutes of fishing Mark MacDonnel hooked and lost the first sailfish of the season after a series of great jumps. There were some incredible achievements this week with Pavel Horky coming very close to a “Double Flats Slam”, catching 2 triggerfish and 2 GT’s in one day. The highlight of the week was definitely Neil Rowe’s “Double Flats Slam”, which he achieved by catching 2 GT’s, 2 triggerfish and 2 bonefish all in a days fishing. Once again another outstanding achievement, which continues from last seasons success and echoes how remarkable the St François fishery really is.  During the week 496 gamefish (62 per rod)  were caught and safely returned after a quick photo.

There is still space on Alphonse dotted around and rods do become available such as three rods becoming available in the week 13-20 December 2014.

For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.

Tanzanian tigers; most recent blog from the bush

October 13th, 2014

Tigerfish on the fly; are you up to the challenge? For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.  In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the latest blog from the current  season in Tanzania.

Bill arrived from the USA as our sole guest for the week. With four guides to one guest, and 120 km of water on the two rivers all to himself, we were confident Bill was going to have a productive week.Bill’s introduction the tigerfishing on the Mnyera in Tanzania was a chaotic. Apart from the fish hooked and jumped, he watched his guide go overboard with the anchor, while snapping his rod in the process. Not the finest moment in any guides career. Fortunately Bill took it in his stride with great humor and grace. Although only a handful of fish were landed over the first day and half, Bill connected to a number of 15lb plus trophies which managed to throw the fly before they were landed. Having connected to some of Tanzania’s famed trophy tigerfish, and landing  tigerfish up to 11lbs, Bill was aware of just what he was up against, and we were looking forward to getting a monster to the boat.Armed with two nine weights, one rigged with a floating and the other with 300 grain sinking  line,  and a selection of flies including flashy bait-fish patterns, colorful Golden Dorado flies as well as a selection of deer hair patterns, we set out on foot to walk and fish the Kasingo rapid section. Things started off well and we landed yet another 11lb fish on a green and black deer hair pattern. Bill also connected two much bigger fish which failed to hook up properly early on. Thereafter the fish went quiet as they sulked in the deeper water, averse to feeding.  Apart from some half hearted “rolls”, Bill only got another  touch later in the afternoon. The “touch” however, was from a fish well in the 18 – 20lb class! Although Bill fought the fish well, it unfortunately wrapped him around a log at the last minute which was a massive disappointment. And so ended a fun and exciting day at the rapids. With this it was s time to head over to the Ruhudji.

The notorious black mud caused some delays as we bogged down en route Samaki Camp, but apart from this, the drive across was uneventful (in a good way). Bill started things off on the lower Ruhudji with a day filled with action and landed many fish ranging from 4lbs to 10lbs.Bills last two days on the Ruhudji were tough going as the persistent winds and overcast conditions kept the fish from feeding aggressively. Bill however fished well and landed another 11 pounder and a beautiful 12lb fish. As was the theme for the week (and tigerfishing in general) Bill connected to a handful of fish over his last 2 days that most anglers only meet in their dreams, but the  curse of landing the BIG one persisted.

Landing a trophy tigerfish in these rivers is not easy. The ferocity of the take, hard bony mouths, and aerial acrobatics combined with the size of these fish, and the structure rich rivers in which they swim, all stack up against the angler. It is without exception, that all who visit the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers are quickly humbled by their first interactions with the trophy tigerfish that reside in these beautiful rivers. Keeping ones cool, remaining positive, and getting ones fly back in the water after losing a trophy tigerfish is a valuable trait in a fly fisherman. .  Bill was one of these fisherman, who displayed this fine quality in bucket loads. When Bill had the “tiger method” worked out he realized that not only did a lot of skill go into landing these fish, but also equal amounts of luck. Bill hooked into many massive fish and although he could not have fought that fish harder they still managed to spit the fly. Keeping his head high, Bills humour and relentless effort were a great example to the guides team. Well done Bill from all the Guides. This was a truly great week of fishing and company. That big one with your name on it is still waiting, and we look forward to netting her for you in the future!

Kindest Regards
Stu, Mark, Andrew and Greg

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Slovenia, September 2014 Part I: The Sava Valley by Alex Jardine

October 10th, 2014

This September I headed to Slovenia to find out what fishing secrets were hidden in this small nation tucked away in the heart of Europe. A mere two hour hop by plane sees you touch down just outside the capital of Ljubljana and you are ready to go.

Throughout the 2014 summer Slovenia has had above average rainfall and I must admit I was a little apprehensive about the state of the rivers, but Rok, the head guide, waved it away with optimism that we would still find great fishing.

For the first part of the trip I was joined by ‘Team Toes’, Ian and Julian who were also on their first trip to Slovenia. Our excitement of what was to come kept building as we shuffled through Stansted and soared over Europe. We then interrogated our guide Rok with 101 questions for the whole of the 30 minute journey to Bled, our home for the next three days.

Lake Bled and the town is a beautiful location, set at the foot of the Julian Alps and in the shadow of Slovenia’s largest mountain, Mt Triglav. The area is filled with character and history whilst offering all the modern luxuries, there are numerous accommodation options in the area from 5* hotels to multiple room apartments.

As we did not arrive until late afternoon the fishing had to wait until tomorrow and we settled down to try the local food and drink.

Rok showed up at 8am to show us our first glimpse of the fishing on offer in Slovenia, first stop; The Radovna River. The river is part of the upper Sava system and, as I was to find with all the rivers I saw, is a thing of dreams. We pulled up to a working mill house and peered over into water so pure it was hard to see where the bank finished and the water began. There were fish everywhere, not the biggest due to water running so cold all year round but they were wild and hungry.

With haste, we pulled on waders, strung up rods and set-up with nymphing rigs. My ‘method-de-jour’ was to go European Nymphing, whilst Ian and Julian went with Rok’s recommendation of using an indicator to allow for a longer drift. Both methods prove extremely successful as feisty rainbows and browns were convinced by our offerings. Although not the largest fish they certainly fought above their weight and the colours & markings were spectacular.

We stopped for a hearty lunch at a local Gostilna, the food was partnered with Turkish coffee, a Slovenian favourite. Unable to handle the standard brown sludge served in an expresso cup we went for the slightly more consumer friendly sludge with water and milk in a mug, warning; do not expect to sleep for a while!
As the day moved on, the warm sun began to filter through the alpine forest, the caffeine buzz resided and the fish began to rise to small upwing flies hatching off. A change to dries saw the first day perfectly rounded off with great evening sport as we watched fish ascend through the water to engulf our delicately presented imitations.

The next day we tried our hand on the larger Sava Bohinjka River, flowing from Lake Bohinj until its confluence with the Sava Dolinka River and the start of the Sava River. Again, the river was crystal clear and the almost emerald waters were cold, but the fish here were much larger with a majority of rainbows and a few grayling. All three of us set-up with an indicator and a heavy nymph below, although the odd fish was rising it was obvious that the larger fish were near the bottom.

It was a much slower start to the day as a rainy mist hung over the valley, but as the sun began to burn through the fishing began to improve. After the smaller fish of the day before it was a great to hear screaming reels and experience aerial acrobatics as we all hooked into rainbows of 2 – 4 lbs. Julian even found himself attached to a steam train of a trout, estimated at 7 lbs, unfortunately the fight did not last long before the fish won!

Through the day I was also able to locate several grayling, where, unlike our grayling in the UK most of these fish were sat as singles and usually mid-river. Even with the water being almost like glass these fish were like ghosts and you had to trust your instinct when you thought you had spotted one… sometimes it paid off and other times you just moved on quickly from the large stone you had been casting at!

On the journey back to Bled, Rok stopped the car by a bridge and got us out to go and have a look in the pool below. With amazement we looked down as these monstrous fish sat hovering in the pool, these were Danube salmon (Hucho). The smallest ones were around 10 lbs and the largest were well above 30 lbs, I may have to return after 1st November to see what they are like on the fly! On our return to Bled we celebrated our catches with steins of Laško and a steak dinner, tomorrow was to be our final day on the river in the Sava system.

Our guide, Luka, rounded us up at 8am for our half day on the river. As soon as the last wading boot was balanced in the car we were on our way to the Sava Dolinka River. Our destination was just below Moste hydroelectric dam, although technically a tailwater this stretch of river resembled more a mountain stream with large boulders, pockets and pools.

Ian and Julian led the way, catching plenty of rainbows between ½ - 1 lb in the two main pools on our stretch. I ventured a little further up to explore a sweeping bend, although the water was once again crystal clear, the gorge like nature created a lot of shadow over the water I was covering making it hard to see what was lurking in the pool. I drifted my fly mid-river several times before throwing a cast slightly more into the shadow. Within seconds the indicator shot under. I struck and immediately felt weight unlike the couple of smaller fish from earlier. Like a tarpon, the aerial display ensued. The fish really gave me the run around, with several ‘heart in mouth’ jumps before the relieving moment when the fish’s head slid over the net. A beautiful wild rainbow of 54 cm and approximately 4 lbs. A wonderful fish to mark the end of my tour of the Sava River system.

That afternoon I spent looking around the town of Bled. A beautiful settlement with a mix of original buildings that have stood there for over 1,000 years to more modern shops and bars. Although, it is now very much a tourist town there is still an air of authenticity. It is a great location for those who want to enjoy the outdoor activities and local history as well as being close to good restaurants and hotels in the evening.

Slovenia, Part II: The Soča Valley will be up shortly. If you would like more information on the fishing in Slovenia please contact Alex Jardine by email or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.

New Zealand; Trout Season Opens

October 7th, 2014

October 1st marks the opening of the trout streams and rivers in New Zealand, this year the day was greeted by warm and sunny conditions. We are all very excited about what the 2014/15 season will bring as it has been predicted that this will be a mouse year, therefore monster brown trout and lots of surface activity.

Owen River Lodge on the South Island kicked off there season with a great fishing day that saw fish eager to take the offerings of their anglers, including these two beautiful brown trout:

Poronui Lodge, on the North Island, looks all set to have another wonderful season with large brown trout already spotted near their safari camp. With the imminent arrival of guests we are looking forward to seeing more pictures of trophy brown trout.

Tongariro Lodge, in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, is also all set up to target the regions large brown and rainbow trout for another season.

There are still openings in New Zealand for the 2014/15 season, these options are suited to individual anglers, couples and families alike offering fishing and non-fishing activities in abundance. Please contact Alex Jardine for more information or call our office on 01980 847389.