Not all doom and gloom

Last week on a bit of a wild whim I travelled across the Tasman to catch up with a mate and fly fish a backcountry New Zealand river.

Notorious for bad weather, we of course copped wind, rain and cold temps during our 4 day hike in the mountains. I think we saw the sun twice, once on the walk in and once on the way out.

Nevertheless, we braved the conditions and fished hard during our brief stay. Thankfully, as you can see below, our efforts were rewarded and we landed some gorgeous browns from an equally beautiful river.

Words and photos by Matt Rees

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