Gareth Bayliss of Trout Hunting NZ We shot this on the Tongariro River in the Autumn of 2015, some pretty shaky camera work but a nice little catch in a great spot. Gareth is a fly fishing guide based in Taupo New Zealand, to make a booking with Gareth or see what he’s been up to check out the following links…. Trout Hunting NZ … Continue reading VIDEO – TROUT HUNTING NZ – RAW FOOTAGE
In “Stalking the Flats – What to look for” I listed some of the things to look out for which give a clue as to where fish will be holding in estuarine flats. Check it out: http://-https://activeanglingnz.com/2014/04/21/stalking-the-flats-part-2-what-to-look-for/ Over the weekend I happened upon a publication from Mark Morrison et al entitled “Linking marine fisheries species to biogenic habitats in New Zealand: a review and synthesis of … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND FISH IN HARBOURS
The video below shows Alan Bulmer tying the Seaweed Maggot Fly that he developed for Dr Mike Ladle and details of the early prototypes. If you want to read more about the background to the development of the final fly click on:- https://activeanglingnz.com/2014/04/23/mullet-how-they-catch-them-in-the-uk/ Continue reading VIDEO – TYING THE MAGGOT FLY
Fishing the Manukau last day of winter 2013.. Continue reading VIDEO – WINTER GURNARD ON THE MANUKAU
A spot of Surfcasting action from the wild west coast. Continue reading VIDEO – SURFCASTING THE WILD WEST COAST
Our good friend JP Samuelson of www.saltflylifestyles.co.nz handed us a bunch of raw footage from his many fishing adventures. After a year or so stored in my archives I decided to revisit some of the footage this morning. I had previously just skimmed through the following clip not fully realising just how AMAZING this piece of footage actually is! Watch the whole video from start to finish … Continue reading VIDEO – EPIC! PURE FLY KINGFISH
A wee bit of video we shot on the Tongariro River, no lavish editing, just raw fish catching footage. Our apologies for not naming the angler, if anyone can fill us in on the details we would appreciate it. Continue reading VIDEO – TONGARIRO RAINBOW – RAW FOOTAGE
Article by: Alan Bulmer Photos: Paul Smith, Mark Hoffman, Alan Bulmer While researching for an upcoming article for Active Angling NZ I stumbled upon a website called “Rod Building Forum” and a fascinating interview with Tom Morgan on fly rod design. It is well worth reading:- http://www.rodbuildingforum.com/sources/special/morgan.php Tom Morgan is best known as the owner and principal rod designer for R.L. Winston from 1973 to … Continue reading FAST ACTION FLY RODS – ARE THEY REALLY BETTER?