The user profiles below offer
some insight into how and why local and overseas anglers are using
nzfishing.com. nzfishing.com is also being referred to for information
by people exchanging news and views in various fly fishing forums
round the world, including New Zealand, Australia and the Isle of
See also feedback
from site visitors.
Jan Koch Nielsen, Denmark
Jan discovered nzfishing.com through the Fish
& Game newsletter. He emailed us saying "What a website!
I was in New Zealand for 5 weeks in January/February 2003. Will
probably return for 6 weeks in 2009/2010. A long time to plan, but
planning is a nice part of a long holiday. I'll be using your site
a lot...Keep up the good work and youll find my IP addresses in
your log for years to come."
John, Texas, USA
John and his wife are booked on a cruise that
will dock in Tauranga on two days in March. They are interested
in finding a guide that can pick them up at the dock, take them
for a good day's fishing on each day then get them back to the dock
in time to get back on the ship. They are spinning rod folks but
look forward to learning fly fishing.
Randall, California, USA
Randall has the opportunity to visit the Rotorua
area in August. Although it's the off season, he plans to fish the
Lake Rotorua area and streams that feed the lake which are still
open. He plans to bring with him nice 5 weight Sage rod with floating
line and will be utilizing a local guide at some time. Randall wants
to know what tackle he should have available for shore fly fishing
on Lake Rotorua and Waiteti stream. He would like to purchase online
a handful of flies/nymphs/streamers that will work during that time.
Jack is returning to New Zealand with a friend
from the States. Both are amateur anglers who have fished Montana
before. They will be staying at a bach in the Taupo area during
August and September and want to know what waters are open, where
to fish and how to find a day guide in the Taupo area.
Mike and Jill Larsen, Australia
Mike and Jill found Acacia Bay Charters on nzfishing.com
and enjoyed a great days fishing in April 2007, catching 11 trout
between four people. They really appreciated Jim's pleasant company
and knowledge of the area.
Geoff Gidley, UK
Geoff enjoyed some excellent trout fishing experiences
in the South Island in March 2007 and is planning to return. He
is using nzfishing.com to source information and research fishing
to ensure he is well-informed for his next trip.
Chris Bowman, Australia
Australian Chris Bowman and his wife will be in
the South Island for a week in October or November and want to target
sea-run trout. They'll probably head for the big braided Rakaia
John Brennan, Auckland
John was motivated to plan some North Island fishing
trips after discovering nzfishing.com He started planning some fishing
trips and headed straight downtime at lunchtime to buy a new rod.
See John's feedback.
Jake Ramey, Hawaii
Jake fished the Motueka
River during the Christmas holiday period and found nzfishing.com
extraordinarily informative and useful. See Jakes's
Craig Hopcraft, Australia
Craig and his mate are thinking about an Easter
fishing trip by chopper into somewhere remote that still has the
luxury of a hut to stay in. They are considering the Waipawa,
Symon used nzfishing.com to find a good river
for a beginner to fish between Christchurch and Franz Josef during
a road trip via Arthurs Pass in mid January. He may head for Lake
Pearson, the Arnold
River or the Broken River.
Mark and friends, Australia
Mark was planning up a 3-4 day fishing trip with
a few friends to fish for trout during the spawning runs, perhaps
in the Tongariro
River . He and his friends are used to fishing with light spin
gear using glow bugs and nymphs weighted to suit the conditions,
and none of them have ever used fly gear before. Using nzfishing.com
he has realised that there are few river if any rivers where
it's possible to fish for big trout during spawning runs using spinning
gear, so he has to decide whether to hire fly fishing gear and learn
to fly fish, or whether to spin fish some of the back country rivers
Fly fishing forums
In various fly fishing forums around the world,
anglers who've discoved nzfishing,com are referring others to it
to answer their queries about when and where to fish in New Zealand.
Flyfisher Online forum
of Man Flyfishers forum