The West Coast of the South Island is a wild rugged piece of coastline. In places it receives more than seven metres of rainfall a year and, combined with huge southern ocean swells, it is a very difficult place to fish. However it’s here that, at certain times of the year, an unusual species called an Elephant fish AKA the ghost, can magically appear.
The Westcoast’s main income is tourism and it caters to the adventurous. One of the key attractions is the huge Franz Josef Glacier as host Clarke Gayford takes to the sky by helicopter to take a look.