Pain & Perseverance = Reward

Perseverance in testing conditions reaped rewards for Matt and Jakub after they spent a few days down south exploring new waters. Heading deep into untouched water meant a gruelling 20km round trip, followed by another long walk into the Fiordland forest the following day.

Wind, rain and glare all tried it’s best to hamper spotting but slowing down and taking time to cover the water proved effective. Several nice fish came to the net, all whilst soaking in the surroundings and some special water that dreams are made of.

If you’ve come so far, and your legs are screaming to turn around, sometimes its worth persevering for just that little bit longer and going beyond the limits of most other anglers and the rewards can be worthwhile!

 

 

The New Zealand ROBIN! They are friendly and trusting, often coming to within a couple of metres of people. 

The New Zealand Robin, They are friendly and trusting, often coming to within a couple of metres of people. 

 

The yellow Parsons Glory fishes the best when the sun is up and especially if there's a ripple on the water.

When all else fails in tough currents, throw in a streamer and watch the magic unfold!

 

Access into the backcountry is made easier with the well maintained tracks and bridges

 

A healthy 7lb brown with some amazing detailed spots!

Absolutely amazing spots on this fish! 

Written by Matt Butler

Photography by Jakub Kanok and Matt Butler

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