We arrived to 3 days of pounding rain and wind. Puddles dotted the property and gum boots were a requirement. Fortunately our good friend Alan Cooper had been taking care of the lodge grounds. Golf course, gardens and new plantings were all in place. The returning superstar chef team of Crystal Platt and Kirsten Hansen arrived a week prior to prep the kitchen and guest rooms.
When our first day of fishing arrived a cold southerly pattern left us with a “blue bird”, “brochure day”. All of our waters nearby were high but we found a clear stream and hungry trout. Stay tuned for more reports to come from Cedar Lodge New Zealand.