Thanks Ben for one of the best fishing trips of my life. Catching a rainbow trout was a bucket list item and you came through despite how rusty I was at fly fishing.
I booked the salmon fishing day trip – mainly for my husband….I did not expect to that I would love it so much too! We had an amazing day and Ben was so knowledgeable and friendly. I was worried as we hadn’t done this kind of fishing before but Ben was patient and a very good teacher! We would do it all again i a heartbeat!
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 experience level.
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 where to place the fly was very efficient in fishing long stretches of the stream. This was a fishing experience that I will never forget.
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 guiding! I will be back again.
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 can be hard but worth it! I hope to come back to New Zealand and fly fish with Ben again. Greg and Claude