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Full Day Guided Fishing Trip for 1 or 2 Anglers $1000 NZD

  • Includes pickup from your accommodation in Christchurch, Tekapo or Twizel
  • Full professional guidance
  • Use of top-quality rods and reels
  • All terminal tackle provided
  • A wholesome lunch and refreshments

During a guided fishing trip you will receive full professional guidance and instruction to enable you to learn the most effective fishing techniques, including ‘egg rolling’, spinning and soft baiting. This tuition gives you the ‘cutting edge’ strategies needed to catch the gigantic trout and salmon in the Tekapo and Twizel Canals.

No two fishing trips are the same! Your Tekapo fishing guide Ben Haywood takes into consideration your abilities, preferences and the weather conditions to customise a tailored fishing trip for you (and your mates, if you like).



What To Bring

To have the most enjoyable experience in the Mackenzie region and to be prepared for New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions we recommend you bring the following gear on your guided fishing trip:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Thermals (top and bottom)
  • Warm layered clothing
  • Warm pants and socks
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarised)

Fishing Licences

Anglers must purchase a Fish and Game Fishing Licence before they begin fishing in New Zealand. Licences can be purchased directly through Fish and Game using their online system . Anglers must carry their fishing licences with them whenever they are fishing as random checks are frequent.

24-hour NZ Fishing Licence: Child & Junior (Under 18): NZD $5; Adult (18+): NZD $24

Full Season (1st Oct-30th Sept): Child & Junior (Under 18): NZD $31; Adult (18+): NZD $153  



Deposit and Cancellation Policy

All guided fishing trips require a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking. Deposits can be paid either by a bank transfer or via credit card using PayPal. The balance of payment is due for payment one month prior to the booked date(s) of the trip(s).

Braided Rivers Fishing Guides acknowledge they have no control over our changeable weather conditions, but it is rare to cancel bookings due to inclement weather. We endeavour to adapt fishing strategies to suit the conditions. If a trip is cancelled due to extreme weather, a full refund shall be made (excluding bank/PayPal charges).

Braided Rivers Fishing Guides can accept no liability for any injuries, medical conditions, losses or claims of any kind or nature. For this reason, we strongly advise all international travellers purchase travel insurance.

The ultimate trophy trout fishing experience