Fishing adventures!

On Sunday Uncle G and his friend took us fishing training! We’re both up for getting involved in the fishing malarkey but don’t know how to do it very well. Me more so since I cast my rod and it some how ended up wrapped around my legs! We’ve dabbled in the past with our friends in Twizel and now, armed with our yearly fishing pass, we are ready to step up the training a notch! There was even very little complaining from me when the meeting time of 7:30am was arranged (on a Sunday, yes, I’m a changed woman!)

We both had a great time. I would definitely recommend Lake Lyndon and Pearson as places to visit on the South Island regardless of whether you fish or not. Both are located in Arthur’s Pass – possibly one of the most scenic drives on the South Island. From the center of Christchurch head out west along route 73 through Yaldhurst, West Melton and Darfield. You will pass Springfield (with the giant Simpsons’s doughnut!) and will shortly be in Arthur’s Pass. Make sure you stop in the shop for a famous Tip Top ice cream, you will not be disappointed! The scenery along the way is stunning! We had clear blue cloudless skies all day once we had hit the start of the pass.

This time we did not catch anything, it was more about getting our technique right (and enjoying the sunshine!) There was some success though. Mr M caught a tiny fish (I forget the name), I caught a log fish, a stone fish and even a tree fish….

We even “rescued” a dog who had been sent out to hunt pigs. We thought she was lost and in need of help so we took her back to the car with us where her owners found her. Apparently she was close to a pig when we rescued her (whoops!)

Lake Lyndon

Lake Lyndon

Lake Lyndon

Lake Lyndon

Lake Pearson

Lake Pearson

Calm waters at Lake Pearson

Calm waters at Lake Pearson

Catch of the day - branch fish!

Catch of the day – branch fish!

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Casting practice for me!

Casting practice for me!

Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass

Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass

Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass

Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass

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