The RISE Festival and what it means to us.

Oh yeah! It is coming back  –  RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival is back after a 3 year hiatus during COVID. The festival will be back in Australian & New Zealand cinemas starting in August 2023 and traveling for more than 2 months. In its 15th year, RISE is on a mission to celebrate our fly fishing lifestyle by bring you engaging stories, from around the globe, of big fish and the inspiring characters that chase them. It’s the only way to kick-off the new fishing season!

In even more exciting news, RISE has now joined forces with the Fly Fishing Film Tour, the world’s oldest and biggest fly fishing film tour. By bringing these two brands together we will be able to provide the local fly fishing community even more great content, prizes and excitement.

For many, the Fly Fishing Film Tour and RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival have become so much more than just going to the cinema. These annual fish-fests have become a true celebration of fly fishing, it’s an excuse to get together with friends and reminisce about the past season as well as look forward to the season to come.

RISE was founded by New Zealander, Nick Reygaert, the man behind Gin-Clear Media.

Your feedback is encouraged by us to continue rolling out a better tour each year.

Contact us at:

Nick Reygaert, Rise Founder, nick@flyfilimtour.com

Corporate Information

Adventure Entertainment is a digital media business based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in Australia. We specialise in running community focused film tours, publishing niche adventure and outdoor magazines and digital platforms. In 2023, Adventure Entertainment acquired the USA based Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), and is thrilled to now be bringing that together with RISE for the local community. The combination of F3T and RISE makes the combined tour the most expansive festival of its kind, adding to its increasingly important influence in the fly fishing film genre. The combined world tour comprises more than 250 shows across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, France, Germany and more.

Meet the team

Nick Reygaert
Nick ReygaertMr. Gin-Clear Media
Nick is the man behind Gin-Clear Media. He is world renowned for producing some of the best fly fishing films of all time, e.g. the Trout Bum Diaries, and then his own films such as THE SOURCE Movies, HATCH, PREDATOR, LEVIATHAN and the BACKCOUNTRY films.

In 2006, Nick initiated the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival in New Zealand and Australia. He lives in a small town in New Zealand called Te Anau, where the magnificent fishing is a constant source of inspiration.

Jeff Forsee
Jeff ForseeRISE NZ host
Jeff is an accomplished guide and angler who is based in the trout rich waters of Wanaka, in NZ’s South Island. He has dedicated his life to exploring the most coveted fisheries on the planet. His passion for the sport of fly fishing is tangible and as such he makes a great host for the NZ leg of the RISE Tour.
Sebastian Bremm and Thomas Schatzmann
Sebastian Bremm and Thomas SchatzmannEvent managers in AT & CH
Thomas and Sebastian from Secret River’s Fly Fishing have been part of the RISE team since 2016. They organize the RISE in Austria and Switzerland and also moderate shows. When not on the water, they sell fly fishing equipment via their online store. Their adventures take them from the “Secret River” in Austria into the wide world.
Ole Rogowski and Simon Stäblein
Ole Rogowski and Simon StäbleinEvent managers DE
Known for their fly fishing school FLYRUS, Ole and Simon also produce fly fishing films. In 2016, their first film was in the RISE, which was very well received by most of the guests due to its unconventional style. Ole and Simon live in Berlin and are responsible for organizing the festival in Germany.

Morten Huwyler
Morten HuwylerModerator and RISE Veteran
Morten (Mr McFly) is our main man in CH. In 2012 he toured Europe for over three weeks to conduct RISE shows. Since then, he has been hosting the show in Zurich year after year, which is also his hometown.
Patricio Churruarin
Patricio ChurruarinEvent Manager Argentina
Pato is our Event Manager in Latin America since 2015. A well known fly fisher in Argentina, Pato has retained the pure stoke of fly fishing and was a perfect fit to run our Latin American tours. When he is not traveling the world in pursuit of things with fins, he lives happily with his wife and daughter in Buenos Aires.
Pierre Monatte
Pierre MonatteRISE France
Pierre, is the event manager for the RISE France Tour. He has a passion for fly fishing and films. Pierre is an accomplished film maker in his own right and keeps the large French tour running like clockwork.
Carsten Dogs
Carsten DogsMentor
Organized the tour’s cinemas in the first year (2012) and then joined as event manager and host of the D-A-CH tour. After completing the festival in 2017, Carsten decided to spend more time with family and other projects. Nonetheless, Carsten continues to actively support as mentor and presenter at the North German shows.
Henning Tratz
Henning TratzData Manager
The master of the data … Hundreds of gigabytes move through Henning’s cables year after year, so that all the cinemas get timely and checksum-exact movies. RISE is reknown for its super high quality films and Henning plays a big part in that. Incidentally, he helps us with a variety of digital media, part of his job at www.joffs.de.