New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides - Ben Kemp

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New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides

"We are passionate about all aspects of fly fishing, and take pride in ensuring our clients have a superb vacation - and we absolutely love what we do!"

We firmly believe that "He who dies with the most memories wins" - and helping create memories such as the one at left is what motivates us to be the very best at what we do. Fly fishing is such a special pastime, and the memories it generates are the glorious "Technicolor" ones that last a life time... 

"We enjoy watching others land a fish equally as much as we enjoy landing them ourselves!"


Above all, we take immense satisfaction in ensuring that each client goes away having not only enjoyed their stay, but having learned some valuable skills and lessons in the process - skills that will serve them for a life time!


Such is the wonder and joy of fishing that it transcends generations, nationalities, gender and occupation.

New Zealand is a Mecca for fly fishermen and women the world over, and our West Coast region offers stunning landscapes and great fishing.

I hope that when you make your first or next pilgrimage to NZ, you'll not only make the time to visit our region, but will also choose to come and fish with me. 


You’ll never catch fish in New Zealand by yourself.” Repeatedly, this was the message I received when doing my exhaustive homework before setting out Down Under for the trip of a lifetime. Fanciful ideas of casting a casual line into the myriad of prolific Kiwi rivers were soon banished. The internet was trawled. I wanted browns, I wanted the majestic scenery of the South Island, and I wanted to know how on earth to go about it. Click HERE for more...

 (A story from the summer of 2003 by Alistair Eykyn ©)

Guide to New Zealand Fly Fishing

Check out our "How To" guide to New Zealand fly fishing - to help ensure you are appropriately equipped and  prepared for your trip. This page provides access to a variety of relevant information for those planning a fly fishing trip to New Zealand. Covered are; Secrets to Successequipment requirements, weather, seasonal variations, FAQ's, flies, river access etc.

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Audio Intro!

This page provides personal comments (and contact information) from previous guests on their experience with us. 

Independent Reviews!

Check out what the June 2003  "Angling Report" newsletter had to say about us!

The Angling Report
"Serving the Angler Who Travels" This influential web site produces a fine newsletter on international fishing destinations, and has an extensive trip report database - check US out there for independent comments on our guiding services, meals and accommodation! See reports in issues for June 2003, Vol. 16 No.6, and Dec 2002, Vol. 15 No.12

Secret Tips! 
The key things you need to understand to catch our big, wild brown trout... 

Sight Fishing 
This unique fishing technique is the specialty of New Zealand's premier fly fishing guides! 

Casting Requirements 
NZ fly fishing will often require you  to cast further than you've ever cast before! 

Outline of clothing and accessories required to make the most of your NZ fishing vacation..

Fly Selection 
A list of popular flies suited to our local conditions. 

This page contains the answers to most of the questions you might want to ask... 

Drift Boat Fishing 
Drift boats are the answer to difficult bank access, and provide a safe & comfortable fly fishing platform. 

You can check out the West Coast's seasonal variables and conditions you might encounter at differing times of year.

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