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New Zealand - Land of Senic Beauty

New Zealand combines trophy trout fishing with stunning scenery and unbelievably clear waters. Stalking large trout in these breathtaking surroundings is an experience not to be forgotten. With an almost endless number of rivers, streams and lakes, there is a lifetime of fishing to be had on New Zealand's North and South Islands. Many of our clients have returned time and time again, seeking out the many different quality trout fishing experiences this country has to offer.

Having spent our "winters" in New Zealand since 1987, and averaging 100 days of fishing each season, we know the country and the fishing better than most and can offer our clients the best advice on where and when to travel. There are many options in planning your itinerary depending on your length of stay, budget, and type of experience desired. We listen to you and plan your trip around your needs and requests.

Dave - 
    I just wanted to let you know that all the activity on the itinerary that you so professionally put together has been confirmed. It is so great to talk to your friends and see pictures of the places that you picked for us to stay. I wish we were going tomorrow. 
   Regards to you were sent by most of the people I contacted, and I am sure it is well deserved. So again I am thanking you. I will stay in touch with you, and may even catch up to you in Idaho some day.
   Sincere Regards,
      Todd B, New Hampshire

On a backcountry New Zealand river Since we are outfitters and fly fishing guides ourselves, we have an advantage in knowing what it takes to organize quality tours. We utilize Kiwi guides who we have personally fished with and respect for their people handling skills and knowledge of local fisheries. On any given day, your guide may have a choice of 5 to 10 rivers, with many more options within these various waters on which to spend the day fishing. Factors such as weather, wind, water levels and recent fishing pressure must be considered in deciding where to go. The choices are not always easy, and this is where years of experience come into play. The guides we work with have this experience to consistently offer the highest quality of guiding to our clients. 

Helicopter FishingNew Zealand offers northern hemisphere anglers a fantastic winter getaway. The South Island's fishing season runs from October through April, with the North Island's season extending into May. Fishing is truly world class, with most trout averaging 4 to 6 pounds. Depending on the fishery, trophies in the 7 to 11 pound class can be caught. Occasionally even larger trout are landed. Great fishing can be reached just off the road or by 4WD vehicle. Helicopter trips to backcountry Wilderness Rivers are a memorable experience. We have flown with many of the helicopter operators in New Zealand that cater to fly fishermen.

David Glasscock with a 10 pound Brown All itineraries are customized to the client's requirements, with most fishing tours lasting ten days to three weeks. We have a long list of lodges, hotels, B & B's and guide home stays which we can book for you. To ensure availability of guides and accommodations, arrangements should be booked as early as possible; six months ahead is not too soon to begin planning your trip, and some of our clients are booking a year in advance.

For anglers who prefer to travel, explore and fish on their own, we plan itineraries and give all the necessary information to make a trip down under a successful one. Included with a planned itinerary is information on car or campervan rentals, accommodations, backcountry wilderness trips, helicopter operators, guides and recommended fly patterns and equipment. We provide you with all contact phone numbers and you book your own trip. Please contact us and let our experience go to work for you planning your winter getaway to New Zealand.

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