"Trouting" New Zealand Sports & Outdoors Tip by iandsmith

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  "Let me go!" (We did)
by iandsmith

I could have called this tip "fishing" but, in the world of fishing, New Zealand rates highly and is noted for its trout. Fly fishermen delight in tackling the many streams, often accompanied by sand flies, in a bid to land a big one, of which there are plenty.
Wooses like us chose another option, hiring a boat from Fish 'n' Trips out of Te Anau on a rainy afternoon.
While the trip on the lake was interesting and we caught several trout, both rainbow and brown, actually reeling them in was the most leaden experience I can recall whilst fishing. There was absolutely no fighting or sensation that a scaly creature was on the other end of the line as we trolled around. It may be hard to believe that you can be reeling in a near-two-kilo trout and not know there's anything on the line until it's next to the boat but, seriously, that's exactly what happened every time. Bit disappointing really.

Equipment: Our host, Ian Murray, supplied everything and knew his stuff and the boat was solid and safe.

Address: 51 Bligh Street, Te Anau
Theme: Fishing Trips

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 17, 2003
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