Latest conditions August 27

There are good numbers of brown trout in close to our lake edges, feeding mainly on bullies. Hamills Killers and Mrs Simpsons are working well, along with Monsums bullies, and my own olive/brown rabbit fly patterns. Even when the weather … Continued

Latest conditions August 8

    As you can see the weather is still brewing in the mountains, but the skifields received nothing like the amount of snow they thought they would. However, the weather over the next week is looking better for fishing, … Continued

Aspiring helicopters

My preferred operator for helifishing, Aspiring helicopters run a professional timely service from their base close to the southern alps.

River flows

Vital stats after rainfall – get to know the levels the rivers fish best at, which level they are fishable until, and optimum lake levels for drop offs, shoreline stalking etc

Latest conditions August 4 2013

This week offers patchy weather with some wind and precipitation – this peaks on Thursday with what I predicting will be some welcome snow for the ski areas. On Friday it looks to be settling down to light winds and … Continued

White House restaruant

The White house restaurant is my favorite place to dine in Wanaka – great food, and wine selection is second to none. Sure, it doesn’t have white tablecloths and a baby grand tinkling, but it does has real soul. Pete, … Continued

Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel is located in the centre of Wanaka, only a 1 minute walk from the lake and town centre. Most rooms offer views over the lake and mountains. Accommodation options at Hotel Wanaka include rooms offering lake views and … Continued

Te Wanaka Lodge

A great centrally located mid priced lodge that offers comfortable rooms with tasty breakfasts included. Only minutes walk to cafes and restaurants in central Wanaka. Your hosts Mandy, Wayne, and Sheryl are welcoming and efficient.

Weather sites

One of my most visited sites for weather is The 7 day forecast for the South Island is remarkably accurate at ground level for precipitation and more importantly, wind direction. Another useful site as it gives accurate wind speed at … Continued

Harpers bed and breakfast

Harpers is a nice quiet Bed and Breakfast that is reasonably centrally located in Wanaka township (15min walk to the centre). Jo and Ian Harper offer genuine warm hospitality as well as great value.