Rates & Bookings

Half day – $500NZD  $550 for two

Full day  – $850NZD  $900 for two

Overnight trips camping have a $125/185NZD per day surcharge, food is provided. If accommodation is needed due to inclement weather or desire then you pay for the accommodation.

The lodge: when possible River Island lodge can be booked, accommodating a larger group for tuition or just as a neat base. There is also a smaller cottage on the property.

We run a river skills course on demand for a maximum of four people it includes casting introduction or advancement, entomolgy, fly tying, gear selection, safety, myself and Hans Kreuer – NZPFGA to give you the best start to your NZ experience. Includes theory and practical (without paper) for a minimum of three days. You run the course it’s basically a live-in introduction to being a kiwi trout bum. POA.

Due to the nature of the environment I can guide a maximum of 2 people at any one time. If you have a larger group I work in with other local guides to cater for your requirements.

Wader/boot hire is $25NZD per set daily

All food is provided on trips and dietary requirements can be catered for. For the longer trips there is a delux food option for $150per person per day with local wine matches and craft beer provided gratis.

Pick up varies due to daylight hours but is generally around 7.30am drop off is no earlier than 5.30pm unless you call it.

Fishing licences are your cost and you can organise them online through www.fishandgame.org.nz or I can sort them out for you.

Wilderness fishing in several destinations requires full season licences. This is necessary for many helicopter and boat trips even for the day. All profits will help protect the fishery.

Helicopter or Water taxi fees

Are paid directly to the operator  

Water taxi – $200NZD to $350

Helicopter – $2000NZD to $2500 most trips but the sky is the limit

Deposit and cancellation policy

30% deposit payable on booking via paypal or bank deposit. Remainder at conclusion of trip

Any cancellation within 90 days of your trip will forfeit deposit unless another booking can be found

If cancellation is within 30 days then then a further 50% will be charged, so travel insurance is advised

On rare occasion it may be necessary for me to cancel a trip or part thereof due to inclement weather. In this instance you will receive a full refund of the guiding fee if we can not find another day to fish together.

Blair Daniel South Island Fly Fishing Guide

Blair Daniel
Fly Fishing Guide

Nelson 7010
New Zealand

Phone: +64 27 264 9934