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.
Fly Fishing Guide
Phone: +64 27 264 9934