Fiordland, South Island

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Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing Adventure

Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing Adventure

Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing

Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing

Fly fishing with the kids

Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing Adventure

This fly-fishing adventure is ideal for those who'd like an introduction to the sport through to keen, experienced anglers.

Discover the world-class fly fishing rivers of the South Island, teeming with Brown and Rainbow trout, with your knowledgeable guide, Declan Wong, with over 20 years experience of the fly fishing rivers of Canterbury, Queenstown, Southland and FIordland.

Half Day Fishing Adventure

This is an ideal adventure for one adult and one child where you can introduce your child to fly fishing, learn to cast and spot fish, and maybe catch your own trout.
If you're experienced yourself, we're happy to guide you to and at some of our favourite local rivers – we know the secret, remote and beautiful spots to ensure you have an exciting and rewarding trip!
We'll work alongside you, or with any accompanying beginners, to provide instruction on choosing your fly, casting and placing, and of course, what to do when your fish bites!
Note: fly fishing, or angling, can be a rewarding and addictive sport, that takes you to some of the earth's most beautiful and unspoiled places.  It is an art form however, and beginners in your party may not catch their own fish.
However, we ensure they have an exciting and informative introduction and a great family day out!

More information

~ pick-up and drop-off at your local accommodation or pre-arranged location included.

~ we can arrange your fishing license and can provide extra gear such as waders and rods if required.
Please request when booking.

~ allow 4-5 hours for the half-day adventure (2-3 hours at the river).

~ snacks and hot chocolate/tea/coffee included.  Please provide any extra food you'd like, and your own water.

~ recommended: sunsat, sun screen, insect repellant, camera.

Rates

$500 for morning or afternoon trip for 1-3 anglers (exclusive trip). Lunch and gear included.

Your Guide: Declan Wong, fly fishing guide and illusionist

Declan Wong is an experienced local fly fishing guide who has lived and worked in Canterbury, New Zealand for over 28 years.

Once an actor and magician in his native New York, Declan's passion is now fly fishing, spotting fish, conservation, and perfecting his casting techniques as well as impromptu outdoor magic shows!
If you ask him, it is very likely that Declan add a touch of magic to your outing!

For more information on Declan check out these links:

Casting a Spell >>

Magic in the Mackenzie >>

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing

Our full-day guided angling excursions are recommended for experienced adults, group size 1-4.

Lunch and snacks included.  Gear by arrangement.

Rates

~ $750 for full-day.

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.