New Zealand Trout Adventures

Pricing and Information

Full Day


$800 per day. Price includes 4×4 transport, lunch and all flies.

Half Day


$450 half day on a local river for 1-2 people. Price includes 4×4 transport and all flies.

Overnight Camp


$150 per night for overnight camp-outs includes all meals and camping equipment.

For multi-day trips the client will pay for guides accommodation and meals.

We can also organize multi-day road trips which cover all of the top of the South Island. These trips are great if you are wanting to fish your way between Christchurch and Nelson or even Greymouth on the West Coast. Just email me with your travel plans and we can come up with some fishing options.

Please note:
To fish in New Zealand’s rivers and lakes you will require a sports fishing licence from New Zealand Fish and Game. You can purchase a licence online by clicking here.

Helicopter P.O.A. Helicopter fares are to be paid directly to the helicopter company either on or before the day.

Boots and waders can be hired at a daily rate.

We can arrange all types of trips to suits your requirements. We can arrange transfers and accommodation. We can make bookings for you in anything from Bed and Breakfasts to the most comfortable 5 Star Lodges, and then pick you up in the morning for the day’s fishing. Why not leave the hard work to us?

Cancellation Policy

Bookings are confirmed with a 40% deposit of the total guiding fee. Being a small business cancellations affect us greatly. Cancellations that occur within 90 days of the booking will incur a charge of 40% of the total guiding fee. Any cancellations that occur within 45 days of the booking will incur a charge of 100% of the guiding fee. I recommend that you take out travel insurance to protect you against unexpected changes to your travel plans.

What equipment to bring on your fishing trip

I’m often asked by clients what equipment they should bring along on their fishing trips with me. Here’s a list of things that would be useful on single 4×4 days, tramping multi day trips and helicopter back-country trips.

I’ll provide lunch, transport, rods/reels, tippet and flies.

If you could plan on bringing:

  • Comfortable hiking boots or fishing boots (not felt soled) – I have some sizes of boot available.
  • A light rain jacket
  • Merino or polypro leggings for wet wading with quick dry shorts over top.
  • Lightweight longsleeved top in a natural colour – Not WHITE or RED!.
  • A warm jersey that isnt too bulky to put in the pack as the day warms up.
  • A camera – to record your fantastic fish!
  • Waders for the colder months – October and April
  • If you like bring along your own flies – I love looking at clients flies for new ideas!

I’ll have a 30lt waterproof pack that I can store some of you small items. If there is something special you would like to bring please bring a day pack to carry it in.

I will provide food, rods/reels, tippet and flies, pots/pans and cooking equipment, tents, packs and emergency beacon.

If you could plan on bringing:

  • Comfortable hiking or fishing boots (not felt soled) – I have some sizes of boot available but for this type of activity it would be better to bring your own as there is nothing more disappointing than ending a trip early because of a blister!
  • A lightweight and waterproof jacket.
  • Wet wading is what we do here so bring merino or polypro leggings and some quick dry shorts to go over the top.
  • At least 3 pairs of socks. You need to keep one pair dry for the end of the day around camp.
  • A sleeping bag – 3 season and down is preferable. I have sleeping bags if you absolutely need one.
  • A camp mat or whatever you feel you can carry that will keep you comfortable. I have foam rolls if you don’t have a mat but they are not the most comfortable things in the world.
  • Warm clothing. The best thing I think is a layer of lightweight fleece to change into back at camp. A merino or polypro singlet for underneath is a great addition. I try my best to keep my around camp clothes dry.
  • A pair of lightweight sandles for around camp… as ugly as they are “Crocs” are perfect for this.

I’ll have a 30lt waterproof day pack that we can put our lunch and fishing gear as well as our jackets into for our daily excursions.

I will provide food, rods/reels, tippet and flies, pots/pans and cooking equipment, tents, packs and emergency beacon.

If you could plan on bringing:

  • Comfortable hiking or fishing boots (not felt soled) – I have some sizes of boot available but for this type of activity it would be better to bring your own as there is nothing more disappointing than ending a trip early because of a blister!
  • A lightweight and waterproof jacket.
  • At least 3 pairs of socks. You need to keep one pair dry for the end of the day around camp.
  • A sleeping bag – 3 season and down is preferable. I have sleeping bags if you absolutely need one.
  • A camp mat. Whatever you feel you can carry that will keep you comfortable. I have foam rolls if you don’t have a mat but they are not the most comfortable things in the world.
  • Warm clothing. The best thing I think is a layer of lightweight fleece to change into back at camp. A merino or polypro singlet for underneath is a great addition. I try my best to keep my around camp clothes dry.
  • A pair of lightweight sandles for around camp… as ugly as they are, “Crocs” are perfect for this.
  • Because the helicopter is dropping us in, there should be room for some extra luxuries like waders and extra food and other things that make life a little more enjoyable around the camp.
  • Wet wading is what we do here so bring merino or polypro leggings and some quick dry shorts to go over the top.

I will have a 30lt waterproof day pack that we can put our lunch and fishing gear as well as our jackets into for our daily excursions.

If you have any questions about the above list don’t hesitate to email me info@nztroutadventures.com.

Also if there are items you require for your trip www.rodandreel.co.nz can sort all your needs out. They will even send the gear to my house and I can deliver it to you at the beginning of our trip!

I hope this helps. I can’t wait to get out on the water with you!

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