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Fly Fishing Film Festival

Press Release

Rise - The Fly Fishing Film Festival 2008 will be visiting towns and cities throughout the North Island during September. The festival tour includes shows in Wellington, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, Rotorua, Turangi and Tauranga. Now in its third consecutive year the festival promises to deliver more exciting fly fishing adventures from around the globe.

The feature movie for this years show 'The Search - Tahiti' is an epic adventure into the South Seas in search of huge bonefish, one of the fastest fish in the sea. Festival organiser Nick Reygaert was a member of the expedition team that hitched rides on local freighter ships to remote atolls in French Polynesia. Although the crew endured plenty of hardships on the adventure they eventually found an uninhabited, paradise island teeming with giant bonefish.

Other features include Fishizzle, a short movie about the trails and tribulations of being an Alaskan fishing guide, which features plenty of big rainbow trout and salmon to keep the freshwater addicts entertained. A section of the recently released Soulfish movie will also be shown and details an adventure into Mongolia in search of the world's largest trout, the taimen.

The film festival has grown from strength to strength in recent years and now plays over 50 shows annually throughout New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. It has been on the forefront of a recent revolution in fly fishing media with an upsurge of young media companies making adventure driven entertainment.

The show runs for a two hour evening session and showcases 5 fly fishing movies from different filmmakers, including the winner of Fly Shorts this year's short film competition. The evening offers something for everyone's taste with movies from New Zealand, Tahiti, Alaska and Mongolia.

Visit to view movie teasers and get information on dates and venues. Show tickets are available through the website or at the door on the evenings.


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