Ørreder på New Zealands Sydø

Tempererede regnskove, hvide gletschere, grønne bregner, stejle bjerge,
brusende floder og en masse ugudeligt smukke ørreder,
alt sammen fra et univers hentet fra Tolkiens "Ringenes Herre"

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From a geographic point of view, New zealand is right opposite Europe. Still, this charming and friendly country appeals to anyone who decides to go there, and the Peter Jackson-filming of Lord of the Rings certainly hasn't damaged the image of New Zealand. From an angling point of view, both the North and the South Islands have lots to offer, although the fishing is by no means easy.

The present slide show focuses on a 2-month trip around the South Island, from the central-west lakes of Brunner and Mapourika (king salmon!) along the glaciers of Franz-Josef and Fox to the magnificent Lake Wakatipu, ahere the rainbow trout are as beautiful and hard-fighting as anywhere. Non-fishing activities are Milford Sound and the Keppler Trek, until the caravan turns up along the east coast, Otago and the Mount Cook region.

 

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The final is spent among the photogenic lakes of Tekapo, Pukaki and Benmore - and the rivers and canals connecting them. The culmination was a 11.9 kg (26 lbs) rainbow trout caught from one of these canals. Nothing short of magnificent!!

 

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