Annual alpine fishing weekend

Every year I look forward to a fishing weekend with three mates. The destination varies, but always somewhere remote, alpine and beautiful, ideally with lots of fish!

This year we bunked down in a hut at “Paradise” beyond Glenorchy at the head of Lake Whakatipu. No electricity, just a smoky old Shacklock stove and an even smokier open fire!

The scenery and weather were brilliant as we fished the lower reaches of the rivers that give their names to those famous tramping tracks, the Routeburn, The Greenstone & the Caples.

Over breakfast and dinner my three good mates argued vociferously over the merits of Sample A and sample B…two new product samples that I brought down for some impartial consumer research!

Being out in the bush is great for bringing some perspective back into our over busy lives, but after three lively evenings on the Mountain Moonshine we crawled back home exhausted, in need of a real holiday!

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