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Photo Samples, New Zealand

 

New Zealand, the distant world of the Tolkien characters, is one of the most beautiful and enchanting parts of the subtropical and temperatue world. Fuming volcanoes, snow-clad mountains and emerald lakes dot the virgin landscape along with crystal clear rivers and idyllic villages. As usual, all photos are, of course Claus Qvist Jessen, and none of them may be used for any purpose without my permission.

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The magnificent Lake Benmore show it's colours at it's best in the fall - March and April. Claus Qvist Jessen

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The mighty Franz-Josef Glacier on the central West Coast and its "twin", the Fox Glacier, are some of the easiest glaciers in the world to get a closer look at. Claus Qvist Jessen

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The rainbow trout of Lake Wakatipu, close to Queenstown, contains a good stock of big, hard-fighting rainbow trouts. This one was taken on a tiny small-fry imitation. Claus Qvist Jessen

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Lake Middleton is a crystal clear and hard-fished water with few, very shy trout - in particular in the middle of the day. Claus Qvist Jessen

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A fish of a life-time, this 11.9 kg (26 pound!), WILD rainbow trout was caught on a heavy spoon in the Tekapo-Pukaki Hydrocanal.
Claus Qvist Jessen

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The favourite of the local Kiwis: A small dry fly. Claus Qvist Jessen

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A 6 kg solid rainbow trout, caught on a heavy spoon in the productive Tekapo-Pukaki Hydrocanal. Claus Qvist Jessen

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With regards to water flow, the biggest river in New Zealand is the Clutha River, which contains a decent stock of brown trout and rainbows. Due to its size and the depth of the water, the Clutha is best fished with heavy spoons. Claus Qvist Jessen

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Camping is easy in New Zealand, and dinner is just a matter of do it yourself. Note the 3 liter wine box to the right. Absolutely essential. Claus Qvist Jessen

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