Perspective

For the last few years, I had pretty much neglected a present from my wife; one of cheapest lenses Canon manufacture – a 50mm 1.8f lens costing a grand total of around $140 at the time. While it was cool at first, it was a little slow to auto-focus and just felt a little plastic…

The Holiday Hook-up

The typical holiday period in Australia is a time that many savour. Annual leave passes are banked up throughout the year and pennies are stashed away to save up for that relaxing getaway, trip of a lifetime or some well-needed family catch-up. While holiday-makers on the other side of the globe are donning their gloves…

Wild and Untamed

Year after year, season after season, a desire to explore the wilderness beckons. Round the next bend, over the furthest hill. While somewhat content with the small windows of opportunity to fish, some missions require more consideration with a time-slot allocated in advance. Not necessarily miles away from human activity, but somewhere lesser-known or a…

It Aint Easy Being Green

Well it appears that the bitterly cold hand of winter has finally departed and the long, quiet and almost meditative nights of tying flies in front of the fire have come to an end. Our attention is now diverted from reading about amazing piscatorial exploits to actually getting out there and putting all these theories…

Run to the Hills

I’m often faced with a quick decision about fishing these days. When sneaky little windows of oppor-chancity present themselves, one needs to have some options to consider, based on the conditions. At this time of year, some river levels can be running a little full or dirty for enjoyable fishing. Don’t get me wrong, they…

RISE Film Festival 2015

The RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival has been coming to screens across Australia and New Zealand for 10 years now. That’s a whole decade of some serious fish visuals over that time! Its longevity is testament to the persistence and passion by Gin Clear Media, namely Nick Reygaert. I’m not sure about you, but my…

The Season Fades

As the last light of each day fades, so too, the season itself. The sun glistens through the fragile willow leaves,¬†as they hold on for dear life, paving the way for a hibernation, of sorts, a shut-down. A period of routine preventative maintenance. The water, noticeably cooler, is running higher than it was just a…