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INDEPENDENT GUIDES: A GREAT OPTION FOR A MIXED ITINERARY IN NEW ZEALAND

May 03, 23
EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND’S LEGENDARY FISHING We know that there are so many things to do in New Zealand, and that, sometimes, fishing for two consecutive weeks just is not possible. And although we love New Zealand for the legendary trout fishing it has to offer, we also cherish the country for its world-class golf courses, famous wine regions, jaw-dropping scenic places, extraordinary beaches, stomach-dropping / adrenalin-inducing activities, and its extremely friendly people.

We get that you have so much to do during your vacation and (often) so little time to do it, which is why we have established relationships with some of the top independent guides in the country. Booking days with these guys will to allow you to get your “fishing fix” while allowing time for everything else on your whirlwind tour of New Zealand. With guides based in the Canterbury region as well as the must-visit Queenstown/Wanaka area, we have great options for travelers who are trying to see it all in a short period time.

Our independent guides program also represents a more affordable way to experience the legendary fly fishing of New Zealand, as you can arrange accommodations that suit your budget and only pay a standard rate for your day(s) of guided fishing. Perhaps the greatest aspect of our independent guides program is how dynamic it can be. If you are the type of travelling angler who can “go with the flow”, then you should definitely consider a multi-day trip with one of our independent guides.

They can all tailor custom fishing trips that involve bouncing around from river to river for many days on end, staying in various bed and breakfasts and playing each day by ear based on the current conditions. You can also plan heli-in, hike-out expeditions for up to four nights in the backcountry. Camping, hot meals, and classic kiwi hospitality come standard with these packages.

If you are looking for the quintessential backcountry experience in New Zealand, there is truly no better way to get way off the grid than with our amazing team of independent guides. If you’re going to be in any of the following areas and want to do some fishing, we know just the guys you should go with: Canterbury (near Christchurch): Martin Langlands Queenstown / Wanaka: Gordy Watson and Jeff Forsee For more information on how to incorporate a few days with our independent guides into your New Zealand trip, please give us a call on 406-585-8667