Refocus

Refocus

Finally, a revamped website that is more functional and looks great thanks to some professional help from Margarette Hasrouny in Brisbane. The old website had become impossible to update after Yahoo changed their service tools that I had been using. Luckily, Maggie...
Tongariro River

Tongariro River

Below: Aidan landing a Tongariro rainbow trout Back in April, shortly after Aidan turned 16, we treated ourselves to a whole day’s fishing with a professional fly fishing guide on the Tongariro river. The guide picked us up early morning from Taupo and drove up...
Summer Diving

Summer Diving

Since the last updates and since hunting season finished at middle of August, the focus has very much been on ocean activities. Aidan has for the past couple of years pushed our spear fishing to another level, which I initially had no plans of doing. If you click into...
The Honour Hunt

The Honour Hunt

Northstream Blue Belle (14) & Aidan Luca Olsen (15) with Californian Quail & Brown Quail, May 20th 2018 A couple of years ago the American outdoor writer Tom Keer wrote a piece called The Honor Hunt in Covey Rise Magazine. He talked about taking the old dog...
Te Urewera

Te Urewera

After a poorer snapper season last year, this summer has fished really well in Northland. Aidan has very much been obsessing with his free diving and spear fishing but hasn’t lost his first love of fishing! He has also been out with his .22 air gun shooting...
Norway, Qatar & NZ

Norway, Qatar & NZ

Two months into the 2017 hunting season we went back to Norway for six weeks. There we had a nice catch-up with family and friends and also got in plenty of fishing, in the mountains and at sea. My cousin Øyvind had got into his spear fishing in Norway, after he had...