Big Rainbow Trout kicks off the season in style


Welcome to Wilderness Trout, a celebration of fly fishing for wild trout in wild places. My name is James Barnett, a keen fly fisherman, artist and writer who is fortunate to live in New Zealand – home to some of the worlds best trout fishing.

The website sets out to share my paintings and drawings, all inspired by amazing fish in incredible locations. It also serves as an opportunity to develop articles on fishing related matters and illustrate them with photographs and film clips.

The Wilderness Trout website will continue to develop, so you can expect to see quite a few changes over time. I hope you enjoy spending time at Wilderness Trout.

James Barnett


Copyright Notice – all artwork on the Wilderness Trout website is protected under copyright and must not be used in any way without the express written permission of James Barnett. Contact details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.


Fly fishing for wild trout in wild places; art, movies, articles, photography