Shot into the mountains late Thursday night, no other cars at the road end so thought... “this is going to be awesome”! However my elation was short lived when I ran into another angler and his two young kids fishing / camping shortly after starting out early the next morning. We we’re both headed for the same exit point 1.5 days fishing away.
We made the call to fish together and it was a pleasant afternoon in great company (Thanks Neil!). I left them to it, pulled the pin and came out early as they had traveled a long way from Auckland to fish this river. Still managing 7 lovely fish all on dry fly for the afternoon, including one absolute cracker I spotted feeding while walking back downstream.Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) shot this great video on a solo backcountry trip into the mountains of New Zealand’s North Island.