Category Archives: Places

101 Places to Visit and Fish

Places to Go – Mataura River, Southland NZ

The Mataura, especially around Gore, has been the happy stomping ground for many in the CAA.  For those who’ve not been, here is a few notes to tempt your bucket list.

(the photo above is the Mataura high upstream above Nokomai Station near Athol in Apr 2016. River is pretty low after a good flush the week before)


Location Report – Idaho

During his recent foray into the US Pacific NorthWest, Lyall dropped into Idaho to break the journey. Looks a fascinating place and his report is below.

Many of us are getting concerned that his frequent travels may prejudice his access to an Australian passport!


A bit About the River They call Skagit

Our jetsetting Secretary has achieved another first.  His recent love affair with two handed rods led him to explore the Skagit River.  Lyall is sure other Australians have been there, it is just that he doesn’t know any of them!

Lyall has suggested that anyone intrigued by this whole two handed caper ask Peter Morse for a try of his during the 3 Sep casting days.

Another place on my bucket list.


“Twigwater” in the Snowies

Some time ago, Lyall tried to introduce a mate from SE Queensland (and shared saltwater fishing trips) to the joys of chasing trout in the Snowies.  In particular the aim was to pursue our spotted friends in the skinny water so different to the broad acres of water that they had shared chasing sailfish off Malaysia.  Weather stepped in and they were blown off the water.  This is the report from his mate describing the more successful second trip conducted recently.


The author is Jason Stratford and he’s published a number of fascinating videos on Vimeo. In particular take a close look at the dude in maritime camo gear in the 2015 Rompin sailfish video!!