New Zealand is a renowned trout fishing destination. Even as a less than renowned trout fisherman, I can say it’s different from other places I have fished for trout. It is definitely a matter of quality, rather than quantity. My buddy J and I fished three days and each caught one fish (OK, J caught two but one of them was only about 14 or 15 inches and that doesn’t really count in New Zealand). But it is exciting, challenging fishing with a big (literally) payoff. Crystal clear water allows you to watch the fish take your fly…if it hasn’t seen you too.