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New Zealand Fly Fishing Escapes

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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About New Zealand Fly Fishing Escapes
Experience fly fishing in pristine waters whilst staying in modern lodge facilities, all located on a traditional high country station. Flock Hill Station is located in the heart of one of the most scenic and outstanding trout fisheries NZ has to offer. A real fly fishing paradise for anglers with its abundance of premium trout fishing water located on and near this picturesque station.
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642grantm wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia113 contributions45 helpful votes
We booked with Ben for 2 days guiding in early February. Sadly the weather on the west coast was awful, actually worse than awful and Ben sent me an email suggesting 3 options. Try and fish, fish half day or cancel. My wife's skill level wouldn't cope and while mine are pretty good, the thought of fighting the wind and rain for 8 hours didn't seem like a good idea. So we opted for a cancellation. For Ben to do that was exceptional and I'm only sorry that we didn't meet this trip. Hopefully we will be able to get back and book with Ben again. The full refund hit our account almost immediately and frankly Ben's generosity and honesty should give anyone wanting to fish with him, utmost confidence about the service you'll get. Can't recommend Ben highly enough
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Date of experience: February 2020
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EW1063 wrote a review Mar 2019
Winter Park, Florida10 contributions5 helpful votes
Ben took me to some pretty remote rivers where we had the whole river to ourselves. He is fantastic at sighting fish... He saw so many more fish than I did... The rivers were beautiful and Ben was an excellent guide. I would highly recommend him.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Joseph P wrote a review Jan 2018
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I Booked Ben Haywood for a Day Trip Early January 2018 to try my hand at Catching Rainbow Trout being an experienced angler in North Queensland Catching Barramundi was not worthy of the expertise needed to jag a Rainbow, The Ability to Site Cast to these fish in Crystal Clear Mountain waters was so exciting, to watch them Strike.... !!! Doesn't get much better than this Trust me... I had more than 15 Chances to get them to take I hooked more than 10 which made for excitement plus day in a place God couldn't ask for better place to be, with not a single sole for miles in site besides me and my Guide Ben the odd Rabbit and Deer Roaming Wild across the Mountain sides, Ben put me on more trout than I could handle, Very much will be back for more in such a magnificent place....Cheers Ben Haywood Very Privileged Experience with someone who lives to share his passion with others. 5 Star Service..
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Simon Z wrote a review Jan 2018
Canberra, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked Ben for a day of guided fishing in December 2017. What a sensational day! Ben was super easy to deal with and very responsive with his communications in leading up to the trip. On the day Ben was at the designated meeting spot early and we headed out. We had a delightful day chatting to Ben, him sighting fish and us attempting to catch them. Landed 5 for the day which was great. Rainbows in the 3-4.5lbs range. I have fished with guides in New Zealand, Australia, Montana and Alaska and the day spent with Ben was right up there as one of the top 5. Why? Awesome scenery, great guiding skills, and Ben is a relaxed, calm and easy to get a long with sort of bloke which just makes the day a whole lot more fun and enjoyable! In fact we has such a good time we tried to book Ben for 2 more days but unfortunately he had pre-existing books. Damn! Lesson learnt though - book early! I couldnt recommend Ben highly enough! Thanks!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Claudio R wrote a review Dec 2017
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
I had three amazing fishing days with Ben. We were in three very different rivers, all with crystal clear waters, on the east and west coasts. The scenery is stunning. Ben offered all his unparalleled experience to find the trout, the strategy for approach, the techniques of fly casting, capture and safe and healthy return of the fish to the river. His dedication to fly fishing, experience, teaching, patience and gentle attention resulted in a fantastic trip. All this was complemented by visits to geological sites of interest in Castle Hill and Flock Hill. On the last day we fished in a river situated on the Alpine fault and then we visited a typical braided river. I highly recommend this fishing experience with Ben Haywood, from Braided Rivers, to everyone who ventures into New Zealand.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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