The kids and I are getting our fair share of the pie before packing for our trip to NZ next week. Apparently, I’m fact finding, as well as fish finding, as my AFR editor is angling for a hook on a NZ election story. I’m in party mode already, as you can probably tell.
Beautiful final day with no. 1 son at Klahoya Lake today. We parked the float tubes for a camp fire lunch by the lake. Unbeatable #Spatsizi
No. 1 son in float tube on Lake Klahoya today. The stone flies were landing on the tube, by way of a hint on fly choice #Spatsizi
Our guide Tim shows us the Canadian way to toast marshmallows on our last night #Spatsizi
I cannot believe this! Here’s Tim’s perfect Canadian toasted marshmallows #Spatsizi The man does it with an electric drill on slow speed. Unbelievable. Fantastic taste.
We’re all off to the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi today. Woo hoo!
Spot the Bald Eagle on the nest in top of the broken tree #Spatsizi
My little girl getting a lesson on fly selection from Master Guide Ray Collingwood at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi
Lunch around the camp fire at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi
Number two son with Papa Ray and soon to be released Grayling at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi
Number one son sitting on the bear-proof food safe at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi I was wondering what the bear was supposed to eat if it couldn’t get your picnic basket.
Day whatever of our week dawns #Spatsizi and the pilots are already fuelling their floatplanes to take us out to catch (and release) some unwary trout. Hope springs eternal in the breast of this old trout hunter.
Ray Collingwood our master guide, is taking the young-uns out fishing today. Here he’s getting to know them at breakfast.
Our three Amigos head off to fly fish Lake Tuaton today. Mum and Dad have the day off to chase trout on Lake Laslui.
So far you’ve been spared the grip’n’grin shots … but … well … these feisty little guys were so darn pretty we couldn’t resist #Spatsizi today.
Heading home from the Firesteel today #Spatsizi. Early to bed for this little black duck.
Our guide Ray Collingwood was clearly exhausted by a hectic morning on the Firesteel #Spatsizi
A bloke caught a few rainbows, had a nice lunch. Deserved a break. Nice backdrop.
The Black Family spent the day on the famous dry fly Firesteel River today. No room left for floatplanes.
Hey Big Guy! We made Hey Big Guy! We made it to Smithers! Cheery welcome from on old furry friend in the airport foyer. And from Reg Collingwood #Spatsiziit to Smithers! Cheery welcome from on old furry friend in the airport foyer. And from Reg Collingwood #Spatsizi