Posts by Matt Wilson

Manic Mondays - Taupo hotting up

Manic Mondays - Taupo hotting up

Our mate (Mr Taupo Trout Guide) - Andrew Christmas, has been very busy over the last few weeks. It sounds like things are starting to pick up speed in the local rivers – and as you can see he’s had some happy clients!.... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 05/19/2014
Dry in my Mai-Mai

Dry in my Mai-Mai

Less than a couple of weeks until the start of the duck shooting season. Last week we mentioned how Simms breathable waders are the perfect option for waterfoul hunters and fisherman alike! Our mate Shane Hartstone - from Waikato Hunting and Fishing - is not only an expert when it comes to the sport of hunting ducks, but is also pretty clued up on how to stay dry and warm in the process..... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 04/22/2014
Quack Quack Bang

Quack Quack Bang

In a couple of weeks the Duck Shooting season begins! Hoards of camo-faced, duck-speaking slick shooters will head their little slices of wetland paradise, accompanied by their trusty retriever and team of life-like decoys. Our mate Rob from Outdoorworld in Queenstown is an expert in Duck dialect (and an expert of Simms products) check out his mallard call.... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 04/17/2014
Matt Jones - Exceeding our expectations

Matt Jones - Exceeding our expectations

You may recall the name Matt Jones? He’s our mate from down in Christchurch, we introduced him a few weeks back as part of Team Tuesday. Matt goes by the ninja name of “Black Gnat Matt” yet his team mates down at The Complete Angler all call him “Jonesy”..... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 04/01/2014
Friday Fly Day - Stimulation Stations

Friday Fly Day - Stimulation Stations

Nothing stimulates my excitement more than a trout peeling up from the depths to smash a stimulator fly off the surface..... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 02/07/2014
Manic Mondays - The Bait & Switch

Manic Mondays - The Bait & Switch

Sound like you? Every Thursday at 4.45pm for the last 11 months you’ve announced to no one in particular “I think I might go for a fush this weekend….. yes, definitely going.” Then you excitedly jump online to see what the weather is going to do. However all too often when asked at the water-cooler the following Monday “How was your fishing trip?” you dejectedly reply “Oh, nah I didn’t go” (followed by the classic: “the lawns needed doing”, “the mother in law was in town” or “couldn’t get the all-clear from the missus”).... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 12/23/2013
Techy Thursdays - Tales from the Man-Cave

Techy Thursdays - Tales from the Man-Cave

It's a hard fought battle between prickly flora and waders - inevitably leaks occur. Luckily Gore-Tex has a unique little trick up its sleeve to help fast remedy this, faster than you can say "ahhh!! I'm stuck in Blackberry!!!".... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 09/19/2013
Team Tuesday - Introducing Angus Walton

Team Tuesday - Introducing Angus Walton

The great thing about New Zealand having such great fishing opportunities is that we attract some pretty awesome characters and fine anglers from around the world. Marlborough Hunting and Fishing in Blenheim has been lucky enough to snag one of them to join their team of experts. Introducing Angus Walton from Scotland and beyond! Here’s what he has to say for himself – alongside mandatory big fish picture (Nice Simms mate!).... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 09/17/2013
Techy Thursdays - The good oil on Trouthunter

Techy Thursdays - The good oil on Trouthunter

It's the final connection between angler and fish, essentially the "weakest" link in your fly fishing set up - so it makes sense to use a very strong product. Trout Hunter tippets and leaders have been designed, developed and heavily tested on the world famous Henry's Fork of the Snake river in Idaho, USA - and when you spend as much time on the water as these guys, you'd have a fair idea of what's going to work!.... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 09/12/2013
Thames Hunting & Fishing's New Flyfishing Range

Thames Hunting & Fishing's New Flyfishing Range

Great news for the Coromandel & Hauraki area local anglers, not to mention the Auckland and Hamilton anglers that travel to the awesome local Waihou tribs only to realise they’re out of fluorocarbon!.... Read more

by Matt Wilson on 08/30/2013