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Laurel Kohl Frazier
My nickname used to be ‘Mama Leland’… and I would help out during the busy holiday season with order fulfillment and shipping, plan the holiday party and the like. Today the business has grown beyond Mama Leland. I’ve spent the past six years partnering with Josh to design and implement the Leland Fly Fishing Ranch, in Sonoma. It’s been very rewarding collaborating my passion for design and architecture with Josh’s dream of creating the best fly fishing educational facility.
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detdesc::How you got started fly fishing? What were/are your strongest fly fishing Influences? What was your most memorable or first fly fishing experience?

My first introduction to the art of fly fishing was my grandfather’s hand tied flies. Although we never ‘fly’ fished together, I remember his straw work hats adorned with his latest craft. It was my father who first took me fly fishing. I am the youngest of three daughters and became his fishing buddy by default. I can remember conventional fishing for big fish in small ponds when I was a child, but it was over ten years ago when we floated the middle-fork of the Salmon that I realized there was no greater reward than catching a fish on a fly.

What do you like to fish now? Explain How?

Now I like to fish whenever I can sneak away. This means an early evening on the Big Wood River while visiting family in Ketchum Idaho, or a morning on the flats boat casting to Bonefish while visiting family in the Florida Keys. Once our daughters are old enough to come along, I know I’ll find myself back on the water more often.

What is your fantasy trip? What do you see in the future?

I have many fantasy trips and fishing destinations I’d like to fit in, but one place I dream about getting back to, sooner than later, is New Zealand. Nine months after Josh and I met we traveled to NZ together, and fished all but three days during our three week stay. There’s truly nothing like flying in a helicopter to reach a fishing destination in the most dramatic of settings. It was on this same trip when Josh proposed… I guess I passed the test! New Zealand’s challenging sight fishing, makes it all the more rewarding.

Gear. What is your next purchase and why?

My next purchase is a rod from the new Leland Rod Company. I can’t wait to get my hands on the most well designed rod out there!

What’s your favorite San Francisco spot? Why?

My favorite San Francisco spot is Chrissy Field, down at the beach under the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether we’re picnicking, taking a walk, flying a kite, running the dogs, or simply watching the kite surfers … I continually have to pinch myself. How could we be so lucky to live within blocks of this beach with the Marin Headland’s in the background and iconic bridge in the foreground?

What music do you listen to when you hop in the truck and go fly fishing?

A dusty old Willie Nelson ‘tape’ that sits in the tape deck of our old truck. Truth is, it reminds me of long road trips with my family back in the day, in addition to road trips to the Sierra with Josh and Lillie, before we added two kids and another dog to the pack.

What’s your ultimate fly fishing travel rig? A lifted van? A Range Rover? An F-350? Why?

My ultimate travel rig is parked up at the Ranch in Sonoma. The old Tundra and our 16’ Airstream Bambi. The Airstream is designed to a T with all the modern amenities, and reminds me of staying in finest boutique hotel. The best part is you can drive it down any dirt road and tuck it in alongside the smallest of streams.

Anything else we should know about you? School? Hometown? Other projects, interests, etc.?

I grew up outside of Cleveland OH and went to Penn State University. After graduating in ’97, I moved to London, England and worked to travel all over Europe. I returned to the States and found myself in New York City. After almost three years working in website production I decided to pursue my passion for architecture and design and moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University. Shortly after graduating I started my own business and have enjoyed designing for both residential and commercial clients. The biggest and most rewarding project I’ve taken on is raising our two little girls, now three and just over one.
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PORONUI RANCH

 

What makes fishing at Poronui Ranch so special is the exclusive and immediate access to so many of New Zealand's best quality fishing waters and guides. The property has almost 25 miles of private water. The Taharua - a spring creek - meanders down the valley, while the Mohaka River - a tumbling freestone stream - wraps itself around one boundary.  The mountains adjacent to Poronui are vast estates of Maori-owned land. The Lodge is privileged to have access to much of this wonderful wilderness reserve. Without a doubt, the exclusivity and remoteness of these rivers and streams make them some of the most prized fly fishing waters in the world.  Nearly all of the angling is sight fishing and emphasis is on the dry fly. Helicopter fly-outs can be arranged, providing access to some of the most remote and least-fished waters on New Zealand's North Island.                     
 
Poronui Ranch  Accommodation:
The lodge at Poronui Ranch has evolved from what was once only a very basic, remote fishing camp. Today it is one of the world's finest fishing holiday destinations and host to the most discerning international anglers and visitors.

From the main lodge itself, you can watch the Taharua flow through the valley and have a great view of the evening hatch. A huge log fire, the finest books and company to inspire you, and the comfort of a big chair and glass of New Zealand's finest wine is a typically relaxing Poronui evening.


The lodge is equipped with a modern drying room and laundry facilities. A well equipped fly tying bench and library of books and journals will fill your mind with possibilities and keep you entertained. There are also excellent storage facilities for rods and all other equipment.

The lodge is famed for its hearty gourmet food and wonderful cellar of fine New Zealand wines. It is here that you will find a roast dinner like no other. You may also discover that a picnic lunch, on the river's edge, in the middle of nowhere, is the best meal you've ever had.
 
Poronui Ranch Travel:
New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a big issue. The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day. Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with your travels. You will be tired but for the most part your schedule hasn't changed all that much. Remember, that when you return home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand. A valid passport is essential.

When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country. When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food etc. Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the likes. Do not attempt to bring in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami. If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait. This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.
 
Courtesy transfers provided from Taupo Airport. Private vehicles not permitted at lodge.
 
Poronui Ranch Seasons:
November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly one of our favorite times to fish down under. While water can be high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less spooky than later in the year. Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal. Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild flowers are at their best.

 
January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand. The weather is at its best, water levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these months. Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide, you can still enjoy some solitude. These dates are best booked at least a year in advance.

March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start dwindling and the weather to remains favorable. This is what we refer to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent but the crowds are gone. It is also the time when most of the season's largest fish are taken.
 
Poronui Ranch 2005-06 Pricing:
$6500 US based double occupancy per person rate.

       
Included:
Accommodations, guiding, all meals and alcoholic beverages; access fees, Taupo transfers

Not Included:
Optional fly-outs by fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, gratuities, and phone calls

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ROTOROA LODGE

 

Along a quiet country lane that winds its way through the Gowan River valley lies Lake Rotoroa Lodge.  It is nestled at the northern tip of New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps.  Far from the madding crowd, this isolated and unspoiled location is surrounded by the forests of the Nelson Lakes National Park.  Lake Rotoroa is considered the jewel in the crown of the park: its tranquil waters reflect a magnificent vista of snow-capped mountains and lush native bush.  In this exquisitely isolated spot, the sound of silence is broken by the indigenous tui, a distinctive song that interrupts the rustling of the breeze through the native bush joining the melodies of the many other species of native bird for which this area is renowned.
 
Lake Rotoroa Lodge Fishing:               
New Zealand is one of the World's most unique and challenging trout fisheries where anglers have the opportunity to spot their trout before casting to it.  Sight fishing (which comprises roughly 75% of down under angling) is demanding and intense by Western fishing standards.  The fish are large and wary, the streams and rivers in which they live are often crystal clear and interestingly enough, anglers are their only formidable natural predator.

As a result, Kiwi fish are can be very spooky.  When stalking these fish, the perfect first cast is the ultimate weapon.  Generally, the key to success down under is not the ability to make long casts but lies rather in the ability to make gentle, accurate presentations under pressure.  More often than not, your target will be between 20 and 40 feet away.  Anglers who embrace the necessary skills might expect to land three to four fish a day between three and five pounds, and while shots at larger fish will present themselves, hooking and landing the really large specimens should be considered a hard earned bonus, as opposed to a baseline expectation.
 
Lake Rotoroa Lodge Accommodation:
Lake Rotoroa lodge was built in the early 1920's and has been wonderfully restored in recent history.  Brass beds, quilted feather duvets and also contemporary en-suite facilities can be found in each of the Lodge's ten guest rooms.  Meals at Lake Rotoroa Lodge are potentially the highlight of every day.  They are a wonderful taste of the country itself.   The old world building combined with its contemporary art work and decor make it an elegant, yet informal New Zealand country house.
 
Lake Rotoroa Lodge Travel:
New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a big issue.  The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day.  Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with your travels.  You will be tired but for the most part your schedule hasn't changed all that much.  Remember, that when you return home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand - a valid passport is essential.

 

When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.  When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food, etc.  Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the like.  Do not attempt to bring in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami.  If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait.  This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.  Travelers typically arrive in Auckland.  From Auckland it is an hour flight to the small town of Nelson.  There you will be met by the shuttle service that will take you on the two hour drive to the lodge.
 
Lake Rotoroa Lodge Seasons:
November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly one of our favorite times to fish down under.  While water can be high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less spooky than later in the year.  Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal.  Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild flowers are at their best.

January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  The weather is at its best, water levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these months.  Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide, you can still enjoy some solitude.  These dates are best booked at least a year in advance.

 

March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start dwindling and the weather to remains favorable.  This is what we refer to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent but the crowds are gone.  It is also the time when most of the season's largest fish are taken.

May - September: This is the winter season and while most of the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North Island is at its best. During these months the Tongariro runs of landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.

 

October: This is the opener for most of the streams and lakes in New Zealand.  Like the opener here in the states the water levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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BLARNEY LODGE


 


Blarney Lodge is a wonderful small lodge located just
45 minutes outside of Taupo on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu.  This
new four room lodge is run is run by Helen and Pat O'keefe.  Pat is the
lead guide and he gives anglers expertise from a lifetime of fly
fishing. He was hooked on fly fishing from the age of 5 when the local
priest presented
him with a steel fly rod, which happened to be the aerial of a Sherman
tank, a brass reel minus a handle and a piece of silk fly line.  For the
15 years prior to opening the lodge he has been guide and the owner of
a fly fishing specialty store.  He has also represented New Zealand at
the World Fly Fishing Championships for six years.  He is a guide that
truly delights in sharing his experiences with advanced as well as
beginning anglers.


Helen comes from a long line of chefs.  Fine food and
entertaining are two of her passions.  If she tells you that the dish
she is about to serve is an experiment, get ready, as you will be in for
a real treat. 


 


The two of them make one of the most hospitable Kiwi teams we have come across.  

 

Blarney Lodge Travel:

New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a
big issue.  The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next
day.  Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on
with your travels.  You will be tired but for the most part your
schedule hasn't changed all that much. Remember, that when you return
home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New
Zealand - a valid Passport is essential.

 

When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very
concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.  When you
go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping
gear, wading gear, fly
tying materials, food, etc.  Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear,
hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the like.  Do not attempt
to carry in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods,
or meats such as jerky or salami.  If the inspectors are not pleased
with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and
fumigate them while you wait.  This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.

 

Blarney Lodge Seasons:

November - December: This is considered the early season but it is
truly one of our favorite times to fish down under.  While water can be
high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far
less spooky than later in the year.  Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have
not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still
minimal.  Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high
and the wild flowers are at their best.


January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  The weather is at its best, water levels
are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these
months.  Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide,
you can still enjoy some solitude.  These dates are best booked at least
a year in advance.


March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start
dwindling and the weather to remains favorable.  This is what we refer
to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent
but the crowds are gone.  It is also the time when most of the season's
largest fish are taken.


May - September: This is the winter season and while most of
the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North
Island is at its best.  During these months the Tongariro runs of
landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.


October: This is the opener for most of the streams and
lakes in New Zealand.  Like the opener here in the states the water
levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable
guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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OWENS RIVER LODGE

 

The Owen River Lodge is a boutique, contemporary styled fly fishing lodge, which opened in November 2003.  They are located in the Owen Valley, in the Nelson Lakes district of the South Island of New Zealand.  The lodge is situated on 16 acres of gardens and farmland with almost 1 km of Owen River frontage has views of the owner river valley as well as Mount Owen.   The main Lodge building has a dining room, sitting room and bar.  Guests stay in on of the six well appointed cottages.  They are all spacious with exposed beam ceilings, sitting areas, in suite bathrooms, and a wonderful porch. 
 
Owen River lodge Travel:
New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a big issue.  The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day.  Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with your travels.  You will be tired but for the most part your schedule hasn't changed all that much.  Remember, that when you return home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand - a valid Passport is essential.
 
When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.  When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food, etc.  Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the like.  Do not attempt to carry in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami.  If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait.  This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.
 
Owen River Lodge Seasons:
November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly one of our favorite times to fish down under.  While water can be high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less spooky than later in the year.  Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal.  Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild flowers are at their best.

January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  The weather is at its best, water levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these months.  Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide, you can still enjoy some solitude.  These dates are best booked at least a year in advance.

March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start dwindling and the weather to remains favorable.  This is what we refer to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent but the crowds are gone.  It is also the time when most of the season's largest fish are taken.

May - September: This is the winter season and while most of the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North Island is at its best. During these months the Tongariro runs of landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.

October: This is the opener for most of the streams and lakes in New Zealand.  Like the opener here in the states the water levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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TONGARIRO LODGE

 

New Zealand is one of the World's most unique and challenging trout fisheries where anglers have the opportunity to spot their trout before casting to it.  Sight fishing (which comprises roughly 75% of down under angling) is demanding and intense by Western fishing standards.  The fish are large and wary, the streams and rivers in which they live are often crystal clear and interestingly enough, anglers are their only formidable natural predator.
 
As a result, Kiwi fish can be very spooky.  When stalking these fish, the perfect first cast is the ultimate weapon.  Generally, the key to success down under is not the ability to make long casts but lies rather in the ability to make gentle accurate presentations under pressure.  More often than not, your target will be between 20 and 40 feet away.  Anglers who embrace the necessary skills might expect to land three to four fish a day between three and five pounds, and while shots at larger fish will present themselves, hooking and landing the really large specimens should be considered a hard earned bonus, as opposed to a baseline expectation.
 
Tongariro Lodge Accommodation:
Tongariro Lodge is located the banks of the Tongariro River adjacent to the southern shores of Lake Taupo. The year-round outdoor playground of Tongariro National Park is only a short distance away.  Established in 1982, the Lodge has an excellent reputation for gourmet dining, the finest accommodation, quality outdoor activities; and the very best in trout fishing guides.  Guest accommodation is separate from the main Lodge.  This ensures maximum privacy.  Riverside chalets range from one to three bedrooms.  Each chalet has private facilities and its own secluded sunny terrace with views of the Tongariro River, Lake Taupo, or the mountains.
 
Tongariro Lodge Travel:
New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a big issue.  The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day.  Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with your travels.  You will be tired but for the most part your schedule hasn't changed all that much.  Remember, that when you return home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand.  A valid passport is essential.
 
When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.  When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food, etc.  Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the like.  Do not attempt to carry in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami.  If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait.  This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.
 
Tongariro Lodge Seasons:
November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly one of our favorite times to fish down under.  While water can be high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less spooky than later in the year.  Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal.  Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild flowers are at their best.

January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  The weather is at its best, water levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these months.  Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide, you can still enjoy some solitude.  These dates are best booked at least a year in advance.

March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start dwindling and the weather to remains favorable.  This is what we refer to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent but the crowds are gone.  It is also the time when most of the season's largest fish are taken.

May - September: This is the winter season and while most of the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North Island is at its best.  During these months the Tongariro runs of landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.

October: This is the opener for most of the streams and lakes in New Zealand.  Like the opener here in the states the water levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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RIVERVIEW LODGE

 

For more than 20 years "Big Fish" John Gremmell and his wife Robin have treated discerning anglers to some of the finest trophy brown trout fishing in all of New Zealand.  Located 80 miles north of Christchurch and five miles from the alpine hamlet of Hanmer Springs, Riverview Lodge caters to no more than six anglers from its stunning perch above the confluence of the Waiau, Percival and Hanmer rivers.  With Swiss trained chefs and numerous non-angling activities including day spas, rafting and an equestrian center in nearby Hanmer Springs, this is a great destination for couples and hardcore anglers alike.
 
Riverview Lodge Travel:
New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a big issue.  The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day.  Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with your travels.  You will be tired but for the most part your schedule hasn't changed all that much.  Remember, that when you return home, you will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand - a valid passport is essential.

When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.  When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food, etc.  Be sure to clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors and the like.  Do not attempt to carry in any natural fly tying materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami.  If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait.  This generally takes about 15-30 minutes.
 
Riverview Lodge Seasons:
November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly one of our favorite times to fish down under.  While water can be high and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less spooky than later in the year.  Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal.  Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild flowers are at their best.

January - February: This is without question the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  The weather is at its best, water levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these months.  Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide, you can still enjoy some solitude.  These dates are best booked at least a year in advance.

March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start dwindling and the weather to remain favorable.  This is what we refer to as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent but the crowds are gone.  It is also the time when most of the season's largest fish are taken.

May - September: This is the winter season and while most of the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North Island is at its best.  During these months the Tongariro runs of landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.

October: This is the opener for most of the streams and lakes in New Zealand.  Like the opener here in the states the water levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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NMAGATEA STATION


 


Words can do little justice to the magnitude and
beauty of the 80,000 acres that comprise Nmagatea Station located on the
North Island not far from Napier. With rolling grasslands, thick native
bush, mountain peaks, and two of the world's greatest rainbow trout
systems coursing through its valleys, it is as magnificent a property as
could be imagined. Here anglers will enjoy world class private access
fishing on the famed waters of the Rangitikei and the lesser known but
highly productive Taruarau River. The Rangitikei is known for its
powerful beauty and exceptionally large, wary rainbows while the
Taruarau is an intimate freestone that offers outstanding, small-stream
dry-fly fishing for hearty, uneducated rainbows.


Groups of four anglers or less stay at the Station's unique,
architecturally- acclaimed home or in simple backcountry huts. Access
to the numerous beats is gained via a matrix of aggressive four-wheel
drive tracks. This is a remarkable place that will capture the hearts
and imaginations of all who visit.

 

Ngamatea Station Travel:

New Zealand is a long way away but the good news is that jet lag isn't a
big issue. The reason being that it is four hours earlier the next day.
Do whatever you can to get some sleep on the plane and continue on with
your travels. You will be tired but for the most part your schedule
hasn't changed all that much. Remember, that when you return home, you
will typically arrive home on the same day that you left New Zealand. A
valid passport is essential.


When coming into the country be forewarned that New Zealand
is very concerned with invasive pests and plants entering the country.
When you go through customs, you will be asked whether you have any
camping gear, wading gear, fly tying materials, food etc. Be sure to
clean and dry all wading gear, hiking boots, ground cloths, tent floors
and the likes. Do not attempt to bring in any natural fly tying
materials; grain or seed based foods, or meats such as jerky or salami.
If the inspectors are not pleased with the condition of your personal
items, they will take them and fumigate them while you wait. This
generally takes about 15-30 minutes.

 

Ngamatea Station Seasons:

November - December: This is considered the early season but it is truly
one of our favorite times to fish down under. While water can be high
and the weather can be a bit unsettled, the fish are typically far less
spooky than later in the year. Pressure is low, as the Kiwis have not
yet started their holiday and Western angler traffic is still minimal.
Nymphing is the predominant technique, catch rates are high and the wild
flowers are at their best.


January - February: This is without question the most
popular time to visit New Zealand. The weather is at its best, water
levels are typically stable, and the dry fly fishing peaks during these
months. Angling pressure also peaks but with the aid of a good guide,
you can still enjoy some solitude. These dates are best booked at least a
year in advance.


March - April: By mid March expect the crowds to start
dwindling and the weather to remains favorable. This is what we refer to
as a "shoulder season" or a time when the fishing is still excellent
but the crowds are gone. It is also the time when most of the season's
largest fish are taken.


May - September: This is the winter season and while most of
the South Island fisheries are closed, the Taupo region of the North
Island is at its best. During these months the Tongariro runs of
landlocked steelhead peak and catch rates are high.


October: This is the opener for most of the streams and
lakes in New Zealand. Like the opener here in the states the water
levels and weather conditions are hard to bank on but a knowledgeable
guide can still show some incredible fishing.
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