Salmon, Trout & Fly Fishing Guide NZ – Ben Haywood

Let me take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime!

I’m your expert NZ fishing guide for the wilderness areas of the South Island and run two fishing businesses – Braided Rivers Fishing Guides and sister company New Zealand Fly Fishing Escapes. With 25 years’ experience in salmon and lure fishing, I offer guided salmon fishing tours, trout fishing trips and angling lessons. I will take you to the remote glacial braided river systems of Canterbury where I have developed my particular expertise in catching Chinook (King) Salmon. As your salmon and trout fishing guide I can show you the best spots and techniques to give you the best chance of success.

“I chose to fish with Ben because of his specialisation in salmon fishing. He 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 

I operate a well-maintained 4WD vehicle and carry all commercial insurances, including liability. I also hold a current First Aid Certificate.

I’m passionate about all facets of river fishing, and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise whether you need a fly fishing guide, salmon fishing expert or trout guide. Let’s customise your fishing tour today.