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Thread: Quick Boyd Visit

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    Quick Boyd Visit

    Few photos from a quick Boyd trip Brett and I completed early December. The fishing was good fun, albeit really challenging. Eight fish were released unharmed, apart from a bit of toothache.

    The deer were a little few and far between, with only 5 seen. I managed to tip one over at 450m about 830 on the second night. Although it immediately dropped at the shot, finding it in thick, tussocky scrub across 2 valleys proved tough without a dog.

    Weather was perfect the whole time. Enjoy.

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    Pre-trip sight in at Taupo. The shot closest to the bull was with a cold barrel. Happy with that! Three shot group was about .5 inch. The 270WSM will hopefully do the trick down South on some tahr in January.

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    No more fixed wing service in here these days, sadly

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    The Burn

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    Gin clear water adds to the challenge

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    The Boyd Valley

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    Flight out. Still perfect WX

    Cheers
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    No Fixed wing ??
    Why - or is that a silly Q in today's "modern" World :-(

    And the machine still uses the strip and not drop your gear closer to Lodge
    Great place but. Walk Mangatinoka Hut to Boyd's in 1 day with full pack - that was 30 years ago but

    Would have loved to have had my Fly rod too - other Forum Administrator was in there and cooked a Troat that day we came in from Mangatinoka - not sure if we were famished from 8 days away or it was the most perfect cooked Troat I have ever had - 6lb caught opening Day (so I think Oct 1 1987)

    Thanks for great photos

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    I think he went to the private Boyd block
    Heli sika has the rights - fixed wing operator lost them a year or 2 ago

    Awesome pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by faregame View Post
    I think he went to the private Boyd block
    Heli sika has the rights - fixed wing operator lost them a year or 2 ago

    Awesome pics
    OK
    Looks like the main strip we used to land with Cam in the Cessna (think it was a Cessna)
    For memory the border of PVT and State was somewhere there - so maybe this is correct - boundary split the strip ??
    Brno (Bruno) still part owner of Helisika ??

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    Choice spot and great pic's, looks like a lot of fun in good weather.

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    Yep, they dropped us at the far end of the Boyd airstrip. Takes 10 mins off the walk downstream to where we camp.

 

 

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