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WHAT TO BRING

What to bring on a Guided Fishing trip

Most of the areas where we fish are at a much higher altitude than Sydney. So the weather can change quickly, you should be prepared for all four seasons in one day. Download the what to bring list.

You will need to bring the following:

fly gear
  • Rain gear, not bright colours.
  • Clothes to keep you warm in case the weather does become cold, thermal underwear, fleece and beanie.
  • A broad brimmed hat and polaroid sunglasses.
  • In general, fingers crossed it will be warm so you need a long sleeved shirt and pants, colours that blend you in with the colours of nature. Checks, plaids and camouflage are better than plain colours.
  • A change of fishing clothes in case you get wet. Plus something comfortable to change into at night.
  • Rods #3 weight - #7 weight are a good range to have depending upon your casting ability.
  • Breathable waders are good for the cold days or thigh length wading boots, bring thick socks to wear inside the waders.
  • Bring your fly box, most general patterns work in most regions.

NB. Don't worry if you don't have any fishing equipment I can supply the basic equipment and waders in sizes from 6-12.

Other things to bring:

  • Sunscreen and insect repellant.
  • A camera and spare batteries.
  • A small torch.
  • Ear plugs if you are sharing a room.
  • Something to read.
  • Any medications you require.

casting

What to bring on a Fishing trip to NZ

Download the what to bring to New Zealand list.

  • All the gear you normally fish with you will probably find suitable in New Zealand, the fish that you will be catching will be 3lb to large, so rods #5 weight - #7 weight are the go.
  • Breathable waders are good for the cold days but normally we wet wade with rubber soled wading boots and neoprene wading socks and/or long johns.
  • Bring some thick socks to wear inside the waders.
  • Bring your fly box, most general patterns work in most regions.
  • Essential in New Zealand are - Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff or Blow-Fly imitations. Nymphs you will need - Flashbacks, Hare and Copper, Pheasant Tails weighted and un-weighted plus tungsten bead head nymphs, all of the above in sizes 14 – 18 should catch most fish. Tapered leaders 12-15' in length.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Rain gear not bright colours.
  • Something to keep you warm in case the weather does become cold, thermal underwear, a fleece and beanie.
  • A broad brimmed hat and polaroid sunglasses.
  • You need a long sleeved shirt and pants, colours that blend you in with the colours of nature. Checks, plaids and camouflage are better than plain colours.
  • A change of fishing clothes in case you get wet. Plus something comfortable to change into at night.

Other things to bring:

  • Sunscreen and insect repellant.
  • A camera and spare batteries.
  • A small torch.
  • Ear plugs if you are sharing a room.
  • Something to read.
  • Any medications you require.
  • Passport and Airline tickets.

Please call me if you have any questions.

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DATES

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GIFT VOUCHER

Gift Vouchers are available for fly fishing lessons or trips. Just contact John and you can download a Gift Voucher. It's a perfect present.