“It’s almost impossible to articulate the degree of purity of the water in a place like this, there is something truly virgin about it. To say that it is as clear as the water that flows from the tap in my house or the bottles of gin in my cupboard would be a severe understatement. To say that it is as pure as the water that flows through the Garden of Eden or the holy water at St. Peter’s Basilica would be disappointingly inadequate. This place is heaven on earth.” Guide Jeff Forsee on a hidden valley in New Zealand and large, tricky trout in issue 12’s ‘In the Hands of the Gods.’

Images in this story by Jeff Forsee and Greg Houska.