Backcountry New Zealand's professional fishing guides will take you on a journey of angling adventure and tuition. Our personalised guiding approach ensures that your day will be a unique experience, complimented by the New Zealand style of trout fishing and the awesome environment. Your guide will discuss options based around weather, skill level, fitness ability and fishing conditions, prior to heading to your fishing destination. The day is then yours... testing your skill on large brown & rainbow trout in crystal clear streams. Every angler's dream!!
Phil Stephenson - Head Guide - NZPFGA
Head guide for Backcountry New Zealand Fishing Guides, Phil loves living and recreating in New Zealand's mountains. Phil's life revolves around trout streams and snow covered Alps. His knowledge of fishing and skiing, in combination with local familiarity of weather, history, and biogeography enables him to deliver informative and rewarding experiences. Phil has professionally guided many happy Backcountry New Zealand’s clients in the Canterbury and West Coast regions since 1995.
Neil Goldie - NZPFGA
Backcountry New Zealand’s salmon specialist! Many call him the ‘Salmon God’ and having fished for trout and salmon for 35 years throughout Canterbury and the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Neil has an intimate knowledge of the rivers, streams, and lakes that are found in this region. His knowledge of the brown and rainbow trout fisheries in the South Island is impressive to say the least!
Nigel Birt - NZPFGA
Backcountry New Zealand’s fishing team is overseen by the company’s co-founder,Nigel Birt. Having worked professionally as a fly-fishing guide and instructor since 1988, his knowledge of the sport is outstanding. Trained at an early age by professional guides, he served his apprenticeship at a top New Zealand fishing lodge.Through his experiences, Nigel has developed skills and knowledge that competes with New Zealand's best. Nigel oversees guiding operations and guiding standards during your stay in New Zealand.
Your Guided day includes:
- Professional fly-fishing guide
- Four-wheel-drive vehicle
- Permits & concessions
- Streamside lunch & refreshments
- Fishing equipment & waders if required
- No additional or hiden fees
- Private land access if required
Download the brochure on the link to the left or contact us.