Multi-day trips have the following accommodation types available. Camping, private hut with gas/electricity, Department of Conservation public hut or Luxury log cabin style lodge located in a private isolated valley.
West Coast fishing destination: Much of the same scenery seen on the world famous “Trans-Alpine Train” journey can be seen on our journey from Canterbury to the west coast.
East Coast fishing routes can take us past the famous town of Hanmer Springs where the natural thermal therapeutic hot pools are located. It can easily be arranged have a meal and a relaxing swim in the pools on the way home if desired by the client.
Abundant native bird wildlife can be encountered if fishing a Western location. A highlight would have to be a likely encounter with the cheeky and highly intelligent Kea, New Zealand’s largest and very beautiful flying parrot. Other favorite birds to also encounter would be the native Bush Robin or the Fantail which are usually quite inquisitive of anglers and will venture very close and sometimes land on your fly rod. A rare glimpse of the New Zealand Falcon may be possible in eastern regions but generally abundant sheep, cattle, deer and dairy farms are the norm to be seen.
Prices are current for the 2019/2020 fishing season and are listed in New Zealand (NZ) dollars.
Depending on whether we are fishing in Canterbury or on the West Coast, the day could start as early as 5:30am where you will be collected from the arranged pick up point. If you are visiting the region and are staying in Christchurch or the wider Canterbury area we would be happy to pick you up as part of our service. Travel time to the fishing location would be between 1.5 – 3.5 hours when departing from Christchurch City. On a day with good weather conditions you can expect to get in about 7-11 hours of fishing. Drop-off on single day trips would generally be between 7:00pm and 8:00pm but this may vary depending on the location fished. It could also be later if an evening rise is on the cards and the client wishes to stay on or if any food stops are requested by the client on the way home.
Please note that we consistently practice "Catch and Release" (refer "Key Fishing Information")
On booking your trip if your guide thinks there may be a better option based on time of day, year, weather or any other factor you will have the option of altering your choice either at the time of booking or even on the day if you so choose. For example the choice of what time of day you prefer may provide better fishing in a local river mouth vs high country lake.
The aim of this package is to offer a more affordable fly fishing adventure for those anglers who have all their own equipment, but would like the benefit of a local guide to quickly lead them to exciting fishing waters.
Many visiting anglers are highly skilled and successful fisherman in their own right, but if new to New Zealand they may have to adapt their techniques to best target our often challenging trout.
If these anglers have limited time in the South Island, utilising a guide can enhance the enjoyment and success that they will have fly fishing the region.
If an angler can supply their own fishing gear including waders, rod, reel, flies, tippet and food/snacks and cover the standard fuel/road user costs of the trip, we can provide a day’s guiding to an exciting location at a discounted rate. A Multi-day discount is available if this service is required for more than one day, and the benefits/savings of this package can become significant over consecutive days.