River Fishing Guide & NZ Fishing Trips: Salmon, Trout & Fly Fishing

Discover NZ’s wilderness on an authentic Kiwi fishing adventure.

The braided rivers of NZ’s South Island are a unique outdoor playground for salmon, trout and fly fishing. Come and experience this wilderness on NZ fishing trips with local river fishing guide Ben Haywood, member of the prestigious New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA). You get a tailor-made NZ fishing trip which can include anything from half-day salmon/trout guiding, weekend getaways and 5-day New Zealand fly fishing trips through to corporate excursions and complementary activities such as vineyard visits.

  • “Great trip with a great guy, perfect organisation. Everything was planned to make the trip perfect, spare equipment, spare guide, contingency plans … Plenty of fish and lots of laughs. Even the weather was at the party! I had a blast and will definitely come back if I can.”

    Eric Hanssen – Australia
  • “It was great just to be out in the scenic wilds with a chatty like-minded bloke. If no salmon or trout had been caught on the trip, it would still have been a good day out for me, the catch was a bonus!”  

    Mark Vidler
  • “Ben knows the Rakaia River very well, having scouted the best spots in advance and making sure we were in position at first light. I had a nice sea run Brown Trout in the ice box before breakfast. It was a very enjoyable day.”

    Steve Lorack – USA

90% of salmon are caught by 10% of experienced fishermen. Let my 20 years of experience and extensive local knowledge improve your success rate.