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Hawkes Bay Fly fishing


New Zealand, Hawkes Bay — Package: 5001479

Package Details and Information:

All package tours are inclusive of accommodation, all meals, non alcoholic beverages, wine with meals,all riverside lunches transport transfers from Napier Airport, fly fishing equipment as and when required.

Not provided//Waders/polarized glasses/sunblock

Additional cost//Fly fishing licences

Fly fishing tuition/Sited nymph fishing
Sited dry flly fishing/Overnight back country trips/
Helicopter fishing for trout in the 5lb plus trout range.
Site fishing first then making that ONE vital CAST in all small streams.
Streams have water clarity that suppasses many world fisheries. Our big river fishing hosts enormous trophey trout, site fishing will occur first then blind fishing to where your guide knows where the trout are laying in the deeper parts.
Double nymping and dry fly fishing from October to December . The hotter months of January, February, March and April is more concentrated toward dry fly fishing.
River conditions are normally excellent throughout the whole season as the watershed supports a high number fishing area's but travel outside the district may occur if conditions change. Your guide will make the appropriate choices.
Light weight waders or
Light weight trousers, shorts with polypropylene worn underneath
Boots-Preferably shoes with some form of tread
Sun hat
Warm beanie and wet weather clothing in case of sudden change in weather

Marlene and Craig home host their clients in thier lodge home which is modern with a very warm New Zealand country feel.
Clients appreciate the home host feeling of being made to feel like friends and not clients.
Home cooked meals are provided and clients delight in tasting the flavours of Hawkes Bay food
Our home is set on 5 acres of peaceful rural surrounds.

Craig and Marlene have 25 years of wilderness fly fishing experience together as a couple with 10 years as professional guides.
The professional guiding standards we implemented into our guiding services are attributed to Craig�s 20 year service with the New Zealand Police Search & Rescue in Hawkes Bay. Marlene herself is one of the first New Zealand guides to introduce a New Zealand fly fishing tuition program with NZQA river safety standards to high school level students whom wanted the freedom and safety knowledge of going it alone to chase the passion of fly fishing in the high country catchments of Hawkes Bay.

Humbled we both are for the guiding experiences we have been able to learn from and share, experiences that have led to four TV and DVD fly fishing film series internationally and New Zealand.

The attraction to our guiding services is world class fly fishing at our doorstep with two people who also share a heritage background that encompasses more for the angler who wants to look further and linger longer

Kiwi Guides Marlene and Craig welcome you to New Zealand to live and love the passion of fly fishing.

Location and Fishing Information

Hawkes Bay Fly fishing - Hawkes Bay wine country hosts the sunniest days in New Zealand. Napier City is located 5 minutes from the Napier Airport .
Your fishing destination is a forty five minute heritage drive to the upper high country of one of New Zealand�s Native forests parks.
The watershed protection within this park supports and sustains a wild trout population where the average size is 4lb with larger trout that exceed 10 pound.

Sheep and cattle farms occupy most of this districts hill country  but the underlying heritage is informative and will delight the curious minds of those whom wish to understand Maori and European culture.

Within minutes of the lodge home visitors can enjoy a host of other outdoor activities that can be added to your trip plans. Hot springs, Rural golfing, small native bush reserve hikes to wilderness camping and tramps. White water and river raft heritage trips, museum visits, farm tour, deer hunting or you may simply relax at the lodge home from your deck chair and enjoy the normal rural view of new born lambs, cattle and sheep being  mustered  out front.


The filming of the fourth series of Internationally successful Surfing the Menu television series in New Zealand we contacted Marlene who was highly recommended to us.
Throughout the preproduction we found her to be very professional and always to give sound and solid advice.

One of our stars was an accomplished fly fisherman and he was able to land many good size fish which added to the excitement of the story and filming.
The second presenter had only once before fly fished, but under Marlene;'s expert eye and tuition he too landed some great trout and more great footage was filmed. Another aspect that appealed to us about Marlene was her less macho attitude to the environment as well as her connection with her Maori culture which were keenly incorporated into our programme.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Marlene to anyone for her knowledge,professionalismand her genuine friendly nature which is encouraging and unfussed at all times.

Alun Bartsch
Mago FIlms
+61.411 88 68 22
[email protected]

Available Dates:

The months of October to 31st of April is the opening season of small tributary streams with the bigger rivers remaining open all year.

In this district fishing is available all year for big river fishing. The exception is during the colder months of June, July and August.
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NZD $ 4,120.00 1 Angler/6 nights/5 fishing days/Lodging/All meals/ transport transfers from Napier
NZD $ 4,960.00 2 Anglers or 1 angler and one non fishing angler /6 nights/5 days fishing/Lodging/All meals/Airport transfers from Napier
NZD $ 600.00 Daily fly fishing 1 to 2 Anglers/ Per guide max 2 anglers
NZD $ 5,200.00 HELI-FISH / 1 Angler/6 nights/ 3 drive to fishing days / 2 heli fishing days/Lodging/All meals/Airport transfers from Napier
NZD $ 6,040.00 HELI-FISH /2Anglers/6 nights/3 drive to fishing days plus 2 heli-fishing days/Lodging/All meals/Airport transfers from Napier
Enquires welcome for 2,3 & 4 day tour packages

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