New Zealand’s South Island: the land of the giants, with Mike Kirkpatrick
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Our destination is the South Island of New Zealand where gin-clear water, pristine scenery, and giant trout are reality.  Mike leads 4x4, hiking, and helicopter trips deep into the backcountry and gives a full rundown on the fly-fishing opportunities on the South Island, including the famous mouse hatch, their unique stream etiquette rules, and a master class on how to land giant trout on thin tippets.  Could this be the finest sight fishing on the planet?  You be the judge!    

With host, Steve Haigh

Pictures of the South Island and Mike’s top fly picks: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook

Contact Mike Kirkpatrick, Latitude Guiding, Nelson, New Zealand

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Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email

Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts

Recorded April 3, 2022.  Episode 66

Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume

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