Lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are provided as standard on trips. The food and beverage options provided for trips are coordinated with the client via e-mail after booking a fishing trip.
For those travelers who are less mobile or have limited time we can arrange for any specific food requests that they may have to be purchased from a bakery or supermarket and brought on the trip at the clients cost. If these items can be sourced locally then the only extra charge to the client would be the cost of the item (e.g no extra travel cost). Food preferences will be discussed when booking a trip.
When camping out overnight, meals and the menu will be discussed with the client so that everybody is happy with the food selection and quantities required. Your guide can prepare and cook the meals if you would like them to, and usually preferred food can be purchased with the client on the way to the fishing location.
When cafe's or restaurants are included as part of a trip you can expect an average main meal to cost approximately $15-$25, with sides/salads of around $5-$10 each.
Fishing Licence (from Fish & Game New Zealand http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/content/fishing-licence-info)
In New Zealand a fishing licence is required to be purchased by all anglers (including children) fishing for acclimatised fish species including trout and salmon. This must be purchased prior to the fishing trip. Licences can be purchased directly through Fish & Game New Zealand using their online system. This licence allows the angler to fish for trout or salmon throughout New Zealand except for the Taupo and Rotorua regions.
Definitions: Adults are 18 years and over, Juniors 12-17, Children under 12.
The following prices are current for the 2022/2023 fishing season and are listed in New Zealand dollars (NZD).
The prices below are for one angler. In general you can expect to add another NZ $10-$45 per day for an additional angler where it is applicable. See each specific package for details regarding multiple anglers and any spectator restrictions. A spectator is welcome to come along for most half and single day trips excluding the "Off road Fly Fishing Adventure" and "Still-water Stalking" (if using the dinghy), if desired by the client. Drinks and snacks are not provided for the free spectator, but can be organised for a small fee.
Package costs are listed below and additional costs for fishing licenses, food and accommodation are discussed below the table. Custom package costs are specific to the itinerary. Refer to the custom package page for details and sample costs.
A full day could be from 10 - 14 hours in duration and this length can be dependent on a number of variables including the distance travelled to reach the location, the fishing time desired by the client and the weather and river conditions on the day. Ultimately client satisfaction and safety are of priority, and if a client wants to fish longer and the day length exceeds 14 hours, each subsequent hour beyond this will be charged at $50NZ per hour. This option will of course be at the clients full discretion and will be discussed prior to exceeding the 14 hour day limit.
Standard packages include:
Camping equipment for multi-day trips
A camp out can be a great experience to add to the complete Kiwi adventure, especially if there is not a fire ban in the area being fished at the time, as a camp-fire can be an option at the end of the day. When an overnight camp out is selected by the client, all camping gear will be provided at no extra cost. This includes use of tents, gas cookers, tramping packs and clean, warm sleeping bags.
Quality mountain bikes can be provided at no extra cost if you choose to fish a location that requires the use of a bicycle to allow faster/fun access.
Accommodation for multi-day trips
Access to a variety of huts and accommodation to suit all budgets from tents to huts to motels is all available.
There is no extra fee for camping. When an overnight camp out is selected by the client, all camping gear can be provided at no extra cost. This includes use of tents, gas cookers, tramping packs and clean, warm sleeping bags.
Department of Conservation (D.O.C.) huts are located in some river valleys in both Canterbury and Westland. They cost from $5.00 per night for a basic hut to $15.00 per night for a serviced hut.
More homely huts with all the basic luxuries of home including gas showers and lighting are also available in some great fishing locations and cost from $40.00 to $50.00 per night.
A luxury game lodge located in an isolated river valley on the West Coast is available for (conditional on existing bookings). This has great fishing located within metres of the front door of the lodge. The lodge can accommodate 4 persons and usually costs between $250 -$350 per night to hire the entire lodge. Complimentary fresh baked muffins and bread and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as full array of breakfast foods are provided with the lodge. This can be a great location for a non-fishing partner to relax and unwind in the beautiful South Island wilderness, going for walks, reading or watching satellite TV while the client and guide are out fishing.
Full season duration -- 1st October to 30th September. License prices are current for the 2022-23 season.