As the outrage about water quality in New Zealand reaches new heights, here’s a perspective from someone who has fish for trout in the country’s pristine waters for 40 years, and the message he has for us all …
Trout Diaries Radio, Episode 5:
a chat with Ian Cole, top fly fishing guide in New Zealand
In Episode 5 of the Trout Diaries Radio we chat with Ian Cole, one of the most experienced fly fishing guides in New Zealand, and a character in both The Trout Diaries and The Trout Bohemia books. We talk about the nature of sight fishing, how to do it well and how not to get into trouble with other anglers pursuing similar goals. River etiquette for sight fishing is totally different from all other styles and, if we want our space and trout solitudes respected, we need to do the same towards others. So listen and learn what are the exact rules of engagement.
We also stray into river conservation issues, it is difficult not to these days. Ian is a vocal activist for water quality and he will also appear in our upcoming documentary The Trout Heaven and Hell.
Enjoy the show and tune in to more of our episodes brining you the best of fly fishing in New Zealand
Johnny Groome and the Arnold. The saving of “One of the best trout rivers in the world you’ve probably never heard about.”
Episode 3 of the Trout Diaries podcasts features a happy-ending post script to the story of Johnny Groome and Arnold River (featured in the book and as ONE MAN’S RIVER ONE MAN’S WAR on Midcurrent.com.)
An inspirational tale of what happens when we follow our passion and stand up for what we love and believe in.
Let us know what you think (use Comments below.) This is our first fully audio-engineered show.