Posts by Mike Kirkpatrick

C&F 810 Light Weight Chest Storage Review

C&F 810 Light Weight Chest Storage Review

The humble vest. This iconic piece of piscatorial clothing history, is (literally and metaphorically) drenched in the sweat of thousands of intrepid anglers who have roamed our waterways in search of trout for decades. They still do, in growing numbers, and very often still wearing that same humble vest..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 09/05/2017
Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

Manic Monday - The Dream Stream

With a long winter fast approaching, myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, have planned a last fishing trip for the season to the North Island. We'd make a made a tentative contact with Miles Rushmer, who guides up around the Bay of Plenty region. We were to find out it was indeed a 'a bay of plenty'.... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/19/2017
Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

Manic Monday - Changing Conditions, Going with the Flow

This clip takes place a few years back in the first month of the season where the temperatures were cool and the weather all over the place. We had it all - sun, rain and fresh snow on the foothills..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 04/24/2017
Team Tuesday - Joe and the fish 'a tough lie'

Team Tuesday - Joe and the fish 'a tough lie'

I've been invited to tag along on a day out with Wanaka based guide, Jake Berry and his long time client Joe Kledis and we hit a spot i know well. We had some pretty good fishing and arrive at a spot with a big fish in a testing lie. Persistence in this case pays off. Shot with my Canon 5D Mark II with the L Series IS USM 24-105mm lens - which I'm still getting to grips with using..... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/07/2016
Mike Kirkpatrick and Stoneleigh Wild Valley

Mike Kirkpatrick and Stoneleigh Wild Valley

Had a unique challenge over winter, being the guide for celebrity chef Sean Connolly and tasked with getting a fish to the bank in a few hours. Quite cool to see the huge pro filming crew at work, the Drone guy in particular, and felt like being on the set of Entourage! Sean hadn't fished before so added to the challenge and being in the heart of winter nothing hit our trolled lures. Had a half hour at the end at the lake edge and actually found one rising. Duly hooked first cast and the hook pulled! Was a cool....... Read more

by Mike Kirkpatrick on 10/22/2015