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Braided Rivers Fishing Guides - Day Trips

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Braided Rivers Fishing Guides - Day Trips
With the rugged Southern Alps of the South Island as a magnificent backdrop, enjoy catching wild Chinook (King) Salmon averaging 8kg. Christchurch is the ultimate NZ salmon fishing destination with the top 4 plentiful rivers less than 90mins from the airport. Your guide is a member of the prestigious NZPFGA and prides himself on delivering an authentic fishing experience to remember.
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Dad wrote a review Apr 2020
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Wow! Two days with Ben Haywood, uber freshwater fisherman and guide, was a fabulous experience for my 12 year old son and myself. Split between salmon fishing, caving and trout fishing we also experienced jet boat riding to the fishing grounds, camping out overnight, tracking down rivers and learning how to spot and catch trout. The vistas were breathtaking. Ben is passionate about his natural wonderland in the South Island, a patient teacher who engages with and brings out the best in children and enhancing their first time experiences. And the conversation is lively. Our father and son time with Ben was well spent.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sonya K wrote a review Apr 2019
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked the salmon fishing day trip - mainly for my husband....I did not expect to that I would love it so much too! We had an amazing day and Ben was so knowledgeable and friendly. I was worried as we hadn't done this kind of fishing before but Ben was patient and a very good teacher! We would do it all again i a heartbeat!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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jaxvosloo wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
Thanks Ben for one of the best fishing trips of my life. Catching a rainbow trout was a bucket list item and you came through despite how rusty I was at fly fishing.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Emmer T wrote a review Oct 2017
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Ben was an awesome guide and person to go fishing during my honeymoon in NZ. He is a guide who is passionate about his work and his knowledge about the area and techniques was top notch. Everything was taken care of from start to finish. All high quality gear and tackle was supplied along with a great boxed lunch. Although we only had a few open spots due to the NZ fishing season not being fully opened at the time of our trip, Ben knew where all the best spots were for where we could fish for some giant Trout. Trout was caught up in excess of 10lbs. Bigger than what we would catch in Southern California by a mile. We will definitely hire Ben in our next visit to NZ. Thank you Ben for the great talks and a memorable fishing trip!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Susan S wrote a review Dec 2016
Grand River, Iowa, United States25 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband and Neil just returned from our vacation in New Zealand. Neil states about Braided Rivers Fishing Guides - Day Trips "Was the highlight of my 3 week trip to New Zealand. Ben was there 20 minutes early to pick me up. It was a 45 minute drive to where we started fishing. Gorgeous scenery throughout fishing experience. We hiked into a gorge and fished in 3 different rivers. Fish were plentiful, caught several and had fun. Ben knew the hot spots and when fish were not biting on one fly, he knew what fly to switch to. He was very safety conscience, carried medical supplies and evac phone in case of emergency. Even this 70 year old fisherman could not have found a better fishing guide and partner anywhere." Neil
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Date of experience: December 2016
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