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Fly Fishing

Stonefly Lodge, New Zealand

What is it? The lodge, 70 kilometres from Nelson, on New Zealand's South Island, offers an escape into the wilderness, but one that comes with multiple creature comforts.

Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 12:00am

A fly on the wall

'Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.' Chinese Proverb

Fly nouns

A fly is a pesky little insect that flies around annoying people. But what sort of 'flies' are these?

1 a fly-drive holiday

a. a vacation where you take a plane to your destination and then continue by car

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Irrational exuberance

FISHING IS A form of madness and fly fishing is probably its most virulent strain. For those who are struggling with this affliction, or know someone who is, Mongolia is a place to purge the fishing demons from the system and find the route to recuperation. I speak from experience. Though I am no fisherman, I have borne witness to this bizarre ailment up close - and in Mongolia.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am


MOST newcomers to fishing seem to believe that fishing is easy. It looks easy when you know precisely what to do, but the art of catching fish has to be learned.

It has been commonly found that many beginners quickly become disillusioned and lose interest, eventually deciding that fishing is not really for them after all.

18 Jul 1993 - 12:00am