Fly Fishing New Zealand Brown Trout with Tony Entwistle
Nelson / Marlborough and the upper West Coast, are favourite destinations for anglers who love wild places and sight fishing for large brown trout in stunningly clear waters.
Enjoy some of the finest fly-fishing in the world, stalking and casting to large wild brown trout with top Kiwi fly fishing guide, Tony Entwistle.
Fly fish local, back-country or helicopter wilderness waters
A must-do for all fly-anglers serious about their sport
“If you are looking for a fly-fishing guide in the northern regions of New Zealand’s South Island to help you stalk some of the finest wild brown trout in the world, I have the skills and experience to really improve your chances of success. My commitment is to work with you and help create a truly memorable angling experience and lift your angling skills to new levels.
From my base in Richmond (close to Nelson city), I strive to provide a high quality of service for all anglers who love to fly-fish. Guiding full time since 1980 gives me an in-depth knowledge of the wonderful fly fishing opportunities around the upper South Island.
Join me and fly-fish on local or back-country river trips. Most of our fishing is with dry flies or small weighted nymphs stalking sighted brown trout that average 3.5lb (1.6kg) in amazingly clear waters. Experience the adventure of a helicopter fly-out into remote wilderness streams for a day or camp-out overnight. The prospect of an occasional trophy trout weighing 8.5lb (4.0kg) is real on many rivers.
If you’re a group of anglers needing the services of more than one guide, I am happy to join ‘forces’ with another independent guide friend … but appreciate the opportunity to discuss this option first.
Give me a call … I’d love to help you on your next visit to New Zealand … let’s fish together soon”.
Proud to be a Life Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association
NB: I choose to work as an independent guide, which means my services are not available in conjunction with any fishing lodges. I really enjoy the flexibility of being independent and the freedom to follow my instincts … to leave early, come home late … and chase the fishing. This is in no way a criticism of any Lodge-based fishing experience. For many visiting anglers it is the ideal option. Local Nelson fishing lodges have their own teams of guides (many of them friends of mine), who also do a fine job of looking after anglers who fish with them.
Tony’s Blog12th September, 2018 Water, water everywhere … In my 2017 newsletter I suggested that good river levels and a benevolent 2017 winter would probably mean a great start to the 2017-18 trout fishing season in our patch of New Zealand. So it proved to be. When asked how things were progressing up to the New Year, I replied unequivocally […]
Book some guide days with me and fish the beautiful rivers around the north of New Zealand’s South Island2nd September, 2017 Prospects for the Upcoming 2017-18 Season After an excellent finish to the 2016-17 season (which saw good numbers of prime conditioned trout in many rivers), followed now by a benevolent winter with no huge floods here in the north of the South Island, the odds are on for a great start to the 2017-18 season. […]
15th August, 2016 Less than 50 sleeps to go … … and we’re back into ‘it’, with our new fishing season commencing October 1st. It has to be said … “things are looking good” for the new fishing season. We’ve had a mild winter in our area with good steady rainfalls to keep the river flows topped up. Thankfully there have been […]
26th May, 2016 Our sabbatical is over and it is time to get back into guiding mode again. Our year ‘off’ was a lot of fun but I’m excited now to be back in the business of taking bookings for the 2016-17 fishing season and hatching plans for getting out on our beautiful rivers to chase some wonderful trout […]
18th October, 2015 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘sabbatical’ as: sabbatical: a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc. ‘Word on the street’ of my retirement from guiding is premature, sparked no doubt by misinformation from a few mischief makers. They’d be better […]