“I’m not quite sure why it took me almost 10 years of NZ fishing trips to get in touch with Martin. Well, I am actually! I’ve just been very fortunate to have fished with three of the most knowledgeable guides going, and with this and that I just never got around to contacting Martin until last year when I decided to “fit him in” for a couple of days before heading south. Needs must!
Canterbury Man Martin knows his onions when it comes to the right place at the right time. Entomology Man Martin knows more about bugs than anyone I know. Great days. Stunning places. And in the words of Basil Fawlty: …a better than 50% chance of catching a fish. Basil was of course not talking about fishing but his hotel and how advertising would work if he advertised as a hotel with a better than 50% chance of making it through the night!
It’s fishin’ though, so never any guarantees when it comes to percentages. My own mantra is a day on the river with no fish is better than no day on the river. And you could do a lot worse than spend a day with a rod on a river with Canterbury Man Martin.”