Guiding Rates

NB: Guiding Rates are quoted in NZ Dollars (NZD) and are subject to change. They include Goods and Service Tax (GST) of 15%.

OPEN SEASON – 1st October 2017 – 30th September 2018
My guiding rates cover a full day of guided fishing … (NB: I do not guide half days)
Typically a day’s fishing involves angler pick up between 7.00 – 8.30 am and fishing until 5.30 – 7.30pm. Times can be varied on request to suit each angler’s preferences or commitments. This is something that is usually sorted on the day.

* Standard Full Day Guiding Rate * Eye-on-you

FULL DAY …  1  or 2 anglers  –  NZD$850.00

A Full Day guided fishing includes:


See WINTER RATE below for fishing between May 1 – September 30.


Available at any time DURING THE FULL SEASON

… 1 or 2 anglers – NZD $3950.00 (ex Nelson)

Available at any time from May 1st – 30th September

…  1 or 2 anglers – NZD $700.00


  • A deposit is required to fully confirm a booking. All prices will be quoted in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and will include statutory Goods and Service Tax (GST), currently set by the Government at 15%.
  • A deposit invoice will be issued and can be paid either by Visa or Mastercard, bank cheque or by direct credit to our bank account. Details will be included on the invoice.
  • Fishing dates specified in the deposit invoice will be held for 14 days only, from the invoice date pending payment, before a booking is finally confirmed.
  • Deposits will be 33% of the estimated total guiding fee for bookings of 3 days or longer.
  • Deposits for 1-2 day bookings will be 50% of the estimated total guiding fee.
  • Deposits will exclude fishing licences, accommodation, helicopter or boat charters or any other additional expenses that anglers may incur when they are not specified in the guiding rate above.
  • Full payment, including any additional fees and expenses incurred by the angler, will be charged at the completion of the trip.
  • Preferred methods of payment are: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, internet banking, bank transfer, NZD bank cheque or cash.
  • Foreign personal cheques are not accepted.
  • Travel insurance is recommended as essential.
  • For cancellations more than 60 days prior to the reservation date, the deposit will be refunded, minus a  booking charge of NZD$400.00. Thereafter the entire deposit is forfeited unless the client finds a replacement angler. Please understand that late cancellations are a significant burden for any small business.
  • Tony Entwistle’s Fly Fishing cannot be responsible for the safe-keeping of customers’ property and you agree to release us from all liability for loss or damage to that property. You also agree to release from all liability and to indemnify Rod and Gun Shop Ltd (t/a Tony Entwistle’s Fly Fishing) and any staff, against any liability we incur to anyone else resulting from the failure by you or any other member of your group to follow our instructions.