Fishing the Stone Zone
Pure Fly New Zealand’s back in beautiful Mackenzie country, where Pure Fly regulars Jeff Forsee and Ronan Creane are fishing the South Island for pristine Brown and Rainbow Trout. Despite picture perfect scenery and aqua blue waters, Lake Pukaki isn’t famous for its fishing, and largely goes unexplored. An unusually dry winter has brought the lake down to its shallows and Jeff and Ronan have been tipped off to some big pods of Trout sitting close to shore. They arrive to find several specimens cruising the shallows, but they’re reluctant to bite. After much frustration, the crew hypothesis that the high winds have pushed all the small bait fish into the boulders of the bottom corner. With a quick change of locations and tactics, Jeff and Ronan enjoy some of the best lake fishing of their lives.