Ben was an awesome guide and person to go fishing during my honeymoon in NZ. He is a guide who is passionate about his work and his knowledge about the area and techniques was top notch. Everything was taken care of from start to finish. All high quality gear and tackle was supplied along with a great boxed lunch. Although we only had a few open spots due to the NZ fishing season not being fully opened at the time of our trip, Ben knew where all the best spots were for where we could fish for some giant Trout. Trout was caught up in excess of 10lbs. Bigger than what we would catch in Southern California by a mile. We will definitely hire Ben in our next visit to NZ. Thank you Ben for the great talks and a memorable fishing trip!
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.
Wow, we made the trip over to New Zealand hoping to catch a salmon each for the wall. I had mine by the first day and my mate by the second day. The trout fishing was just a bonus and was the best fishing we have had on some very large rainbows on tight skinny water. By far the most professional guide money can buy.
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 was outstanding and his encouragement and expertise ensured we had a fun, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks to Ben, we can’t wait to get back so he can take us salmon fishing. I would happily recommend Ben to anyone wanting to fish in NZ. You are guaranteed to have a memorable experience and a fantastic time.
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.
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.
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 skillful. 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 Zealand. He will share his knowledge and you will definitely catch some trophy size trout. I had a great time fishing with Ben. Highly recommended!