After three years at Penn State I am spending a semester abroad. Luckily that means a transition from Spring Creek to New Zealand. Three months in Wellington, the capital city, has been an incredible experience; yet I have not had an opportunity to fish because New Zealand’s backcountry trout season just began. Spring has just begun in the southern hemisphere. I have been on three fishing trips and have only landed two fish, overall fishing is much more difficult here. Despite the difficulty, rewards are great.