2019/20 Guide day rates are $800 nzd for one angler, $850 nzd for two anglers.
Half day rates are $600 nzd for one angler, $650 nzd for two (ex Dunedin only). Please include an additional 3% bank charge for international online payments.
4WD pick up and transport from accommodation or airport depending on where you are staying, and how long you would like your fly fishing trip to be – sometimes we can meet at a pre determined location to make it easier for both you and myself, and to maximise our fishing opportunities. Transport to the river can be anywhere from 30 – 120 minutes depending on time of year, weather and water conditions etc. Full day trips will be approx 8 hours on the water, and half days you will be back at your accommodation by lunch time. A packed lunch (healthy, usually home made), snacks, and bottled water is provided to you (no lunch for half day trips) as well as quality rods, reels, custom tied NZ flies, leaders etc for you to use on the day. I prefer to do all the digital photography myself during the course of the day, and these images will be sent to you after the trip, asap.
To secure your trip a 30% per day non refundable deposit of $240nzd is required at the time of booking, via bank transfer. I accept the remainder in cash on the day or bank transfer before if that’s easier for you.
If you cancel within 30 days of your trip a further 30% will be charged. Please be aware cancellations put a big strain on small owner-operator businesses like this. Where the client cuts short or cancels a guided fly fishing trip once is has started, the trip must be paid for in full for the dates booked.
I have reserved the right to cancel or postpone the trip if I believe severe weather conditions or any situation is hazardous for us. Your safety is my number one priority. In this unlikely event, I will endeavor to reschedule your trip to meet your needs. If not, due to 'mother nature' a full refund will of course be given. If you are the hazard due to misinformation, alcohol, drugs, heavy medication, not following safety instructions, no refund will be given.
Tom McAuliffe Guided Fly Fishing promotes catch and release.
Rates do not include additional heli fees (if wanted) or fresh water fishing licence fees - please visit www.fishandgame.org.nz and its best to buy this before the day of your trip. They are $34 nzd per day. Please also get a back country endorsement (free) online after you purchase your licence so we have the ability to fish these waters, if you would like (full back country access). However, this back country endorsement is only available with a full season non resident licence. A full season non resident licence is $169 nzd. Any questions about licences please let me know, I am more then happy to help!
I strongly recommend you take out suitable travel insurance in the event you need to cancel the trip for any reason (injury/ sickness etc).
I hold all the relevant risk management and health and safety plans, insurances, DOC concessions to operate on conservation land, and a current first aid certificate for your peace of mind. The appropriate safety equipment is carried both in my 4WD vehicle, and by me on the water for our time together, including a 406 MHZ personal locator beacon registered with Maritime NZ.
Lets go and have a great time on the water together