I hired 3 different guides during my New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Ben was the best of all of them. He is knowledgeable, patient and very skilful. He organises everything so well for you that you will definitely enjoy the fly fishing trip. He will take you out on the best streams of Southern New…Details
Fishing with Ben was the highlight of my 3 week trip to New Zealand. Ben was there 20 minutes early to pick me up. It was a 45 minute drive to where we started fishing. Gorgeous scenery throughout the fishing experience. We hiked into a gorge and fished 3 different rivers. Fish were plentiful, caught…Details
We spent 2 days fly fishing with Ben in January and it was great! He really wanted us to catch fish and we did even though it was our first time fly fishing. I would definitely recommend Ben and my only advice would be to prepare a large strong coffee because the early wake up…Details
I have never fished with anyone who is able to spot fish better than my guide Ben Haywood. He put me on multiple large rainbows in only a half day fishing trip. It was a first class experience and a fly fishing trip of a life time. Thank you Ben.
This was my third trip with Ben, that says it all! He finds fish where I can only see rocks. The only thing he doesn’t seem to control is the weather! Up your game Ben. He now knows I like challenging, hard, long days on the river. My legs and I are never disappointed. Excellent…Details
“My full day of fly fishing for rainbow trout with Ben Haywood was a dream fulfilled. Ben has superlative guiding skills as well as being incredibly patient and helpful. This allowed me to catch some large trout along one of his favourite streams. His uncanny knack of spotting fish in the water, and telling you…Details
I have never worked with a guide more dedicated than Ben. He was willing to start early and fish until late evening in order to give the best fishing experience ever! He really knows the rivers and how to put you on the fish. I would recommend him to any angler no matter what their…Details
Our day fly fishing for trout with Ben Haywood was absolutely wonderful. As novice fly fishers we were a little concerned we wouldn’t be up to the task but with Ben’s advice and assistance we soon felt comfortable and relaxed, and we were onto the fish in no time. Ben’s knowledge of the river system…Details
Ben is a brilliant guide. I spent a great day walking a high country stream with him. He seemed to know every twist, turn and pool and we saw and caught some of the biggest fish I have seen.
A really nice bloke who goes out of his way to make sure everything is perfect.