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Address: 725 Colllngwood - Bainham Rd, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
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Anton Donaldson runs New Zealand Trout Adventures a guided fly fishing...

Anton Donaldson runs New Zealand Trout Adventures a guided fly fishing business based in beautiful Golden Bay. Anton specialises in sight fishing for large hard fighting brown trout in the Nelson, Golden bay and West Coast regions.Golden bay is New Zealand’s best-kept fly fishing secret.

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Best 2 days of our 2 week holiday to New Zealand

This was our first guided fishing trip, so we were very unsure of what to expect from the entire experience. Anton took us on a 2 day overnight backcountry fishing trip which... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Justynep
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our first guided fishing trip, so we were very unsure of what to expect from the entire experience. Anton took us on a 2 day overnight backcountry fishing trip which turned out to be exactly what we were were hoping for and resulted in catching some of the largest brown trout we've ever had the privilege to land.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Anton makes the whole experience of guided fly fishing a unique and extraordinary experience personalized to you. I was not expecting a guide who would go so far out of his way to make the whole thing fun. From bets as to whether the other lodge users would have a fire ready on our return to the hut (they didn't... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say - Anton grabs guiding by the p$&@y! (Thanks Trump). A seriously fun and enjoyable multi day guided tour with big brown trout averaging 4.5lb. I went with a fishing buddy and we had an absolute blast. Anton's spotting game was out of control and the assistance was invaluable and the good chat makes up for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Did a 2 day/1 night trip with Anton. Just a great guy and a great guide - professional, knowledgeable, and infinitely patient!! Learned a TON and landed a few beauties, exceeding my expectations for the trip. Because of Anton, my fly fishing game has jumped a few notches. Cannot wait to do this again next year.

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Orono, Maine
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I had the good fortune to fish with Anton for 2 days this last February and I can't say enough about how great the experience was. Anton is extremely knowledgeable and an amazing trout spotter. I had many good opportunities at big trout and even managed not to mess up a couple of them:) I also learned a lot from... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I have just been out for a day trip with Anton. Anton really is a top bloke and a very good guide. He promptly picked us up from our digs in the morning and asked us what our experience/ability was. As we were fairly experienced fisherman he took us to a small, but very tricky river to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and I fished with Anton In November. It was an amazing trip. He met us the morning of and asked us what our goal for the day was? We talked about our hopes of landing a monster brown each. Based on the conditions for the day he had Plan A and B. My wife is an enthusiastic new... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

I had 3 fabulous days of banter, laughter and great fishing with Anton. Do yourself a favour and look him up if your in his neck of the woods. He is an excellent guide and tailors his approach to suit his clients very well. We caught some nice fish too....the largest being an 11 lb brown trout sight fished on... More 

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Thank AndrewCoventry
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Had a great time with Anton and I was able to land two large Brown Trout. I would recommend Anton to anyone looking for a fishing guide. Anton is a great instructor, a great guide and a superb fish spotter. Very pleasurable and great personality,10/10.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Anton hosted me on a super day of fishing for surface feeding brown on the South Island. He expertly found a smaller stream clear enough to fish after some heavy rains had blown out bigger waters. The browns were active, and in short order Anton had matched the hatch. He was patient and supportive as I did my best to... More 

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