Fly Fishing in the Deep South Winter 2022

Ben – I Love Fly Fishing Ambassador

begins his future into fly fishing and share’s his first fly fishing video made during the winter of 2022 in the South Island of New Zealand. Bright winters day, clear water and ‘Brownies’. Enjoy it for its natural appeal.

If you have a ‘natural’ video you would like to share with other fishers, let me know, email


Fly fishing is my new passion and I represent I LOVE FLY FISHING as an ambassador. Born in Kaikoura, and raised in Sumner - Christchurch NZ, I grew up with the ocean on my back doorstep. Following my father’s footsteps, I began stand up surfing at age 13. After an accident in the water resulting in a head injury, I traded in the surfboard for a body board and went on to win multiple national titles. Bodyboarding gave me a newfound appreciation of waves; from a different angle than a stand up surfer. But at age 20, I decided it was time to utilize my new thirst and get back into riding a surfboard. My passion for surfing and its thrill has taken me to locations such as Samoa, Hawaii’s North Shore, and multiple trips to Fiji’s world-class ‘Cloudbreak’, Indonesia, and Australia. For me it’s all about chasing local waves too – road tripping throughout New Zealand’s South Island any opportunity I can. Also actively competes in South Island surfing contests. I’m a natural footer that loves chasing hollow, barrelling waves, saying “nothing compares to the rush that type of wave can give you.” Out of the water, I have a keen interest in golf, tennis, snowboarding and surf photography and drinking great kiwi beer - amplifying his passion for the sport and its environment. I have also recently taken up fly fishing. You could say it’s my new passion along with tramping and the great outdoors.

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