So the trip had some periods which could be best described as a clusterfuck. Everything that went wrong pretty much did go from the weather to the guides babbling confused banter back and forth as well as getting lost repeatedly. I was pretty much lost the whole time....thank god for gps. Clouds and rain made for tough conditions to spot fish and many of the fish were picky as shit or spookier than hell. But, everyone got some fish and made the best of it considering everything. I definitely blew some good chances at some seriously nice fish.
In the end it was a couple weeks of backcountry ensue NZ fishing with some great dudes and guides.