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Larry Becker

Todd Adolph is an outstanding guide.  Not only is his skill at spotting fish, selecting the correct fly, and getting a fish to the net is outstanding, but he is also a great casting instructor.  Todd is friendly, willing to go the extra mile to get client to fish the client’s preferred stream, his preferred technique, and his preferred size/number ratio.  He is punctual and ready to go with all the needed equipment.  I will be spending another month in Southland next year a...

April 25, 2020

Autumn gold

 Autumn time produces some incredible colouration as the Browns look to woo the opposite sex. ...

April 23, 2020

John Kaplan

"As an experienced fly fisherman, that has hired a number of guides, I can say that Todd ranks with the best of them.  He knows the local streams well and knows how to catch beautiful New Zealand trout!  He is professional and personable.  I only wish that I had had more than one day to spend with him.  Hopefully, I will be able to fly fish for trout on New Zealand’s South Island again, someday.  If I do, Todd will be my guide." ...

April 22, 2020

Gibbie Bruce

"Sight fishing in New Zealand’s gin clear rivers was completely new to me but Todd made the experience magical. He quickly made me feel at ease with his easy going nature and professionalism. This resulted in a fish of a life time for me but above all Jean and I had great fun. It was the highlight of our visit to New Zealand and very different from the spate rivers of Scotland. Booking the day and transport was made easy by Todd. He made us feel very welcome.and was happy for Jean to come alon...

April 21, 2020

Anna & Charley Garcia

"My husband and I spent a wonderful day fly fishing on a river and a creek outside of Queenstown. Todd was a great guide, providing lots of information about the area and offering us a variety of fishing experiences in only one day. My husband landed an impressive brown on the river and followed up with an even bigger brown on the creek. Todd put us in position to be successful and he also helped us to improve our fishing technique. We’ll always cherish this special, fun day of fishing on the ...

April 21, 2020

Alex Spiliotes

 “I had an absolute blast fishing with Todd. His ability to spot fish and put my friend and I in the best possible position to land them kept us in the game for the entirety of our two days on the water. My friend and I both caught our best fish to date thanks to Todd’s knowledge and determination. Get on his calendar while you can!”...

April 21, 2020

Ryder Bartholomew

"Todd brought me to places I’ve always dreamed of going and put me on my “fish of a lifetime” dozens of times over the week I spent with him. A few hours into the trip, and it felt like I was with a lifelong fishing buddy. I’d highly recommend anybody looking to fish for some world-class trout to give Todd a call. He showed me the trip of a lifetime."...

April 20, 2020

Checklist for planning your dream trip

The list is provided to assist you in planning your equipment for your time with us. Because our fish are wild and living in gin-clear water, they have advantages in vision that surprise many anglers new to New Zealand. Hence you will find a reference to specific colors NOT to wear. In general, we can walk up to 10 miles (16km) but generally about 3-5miles (5-8km), so your comfort in attire is our main concern. Clothing- Dull earthy coloured Trousers. No bright colours, reds or whites. Khaki, ta...

December 4, 2019

Areas to target feeding trout on NZ rivers

Areas to target feeding trout on NZ rivers You will find trout in places where food sources are abundant, and the living is easy. Here are some insights, so you have an easier time catching them.  Where trout feedFocus on areas with a structure like a rock where the current is diverting the flow, trout love to sit in the softer water, only swinging out to intercept food. That's how they get so big here. By being lazy, it always comes down to energy expended vs. energy consump...

November 25, 2019

Stalking approach in New Zealand gin clear waters

You spot a feeding fish in New Zealand gin-clear waters, feeding like crazy swinging side to side and rising to the surface. The excitement, your heartbeat quickens. You rush to get in position to deliver the cast. You've dreamt about this moment. Then all of a sudden, the fish is gone your heart sinks, and you wonder how on earth did the trout know your coming.We have all been there, and it sucks, if it hasn't happened yet, it most likely will. Let's go through a few ways to optimise your ...

November 25, 2019

The history of acclimatisation

Brown trout were first introduced into NZ (Canterbury) IN 1867. Shipments were originally from the test and two other waters in the UK. They came via Hobart, Tasmania.  Rainbow trout were introduced from the West Coast of the USA in 1883 and are regarded as mostly originating from sea-going migratory steelhead stock. However, in NZ, rainbow trout do not migrate to the sea. They are less widespread than brown trout in NZ, and they are more tolerant of higher temperatures than brown trout. Al...

September 10, 2019

Shane Bastiaans

“For me this day was a dream come true, the day could not have been any better. I have still got a smile on my face. Thanks very much, Todd for the amazing fishing, your patience, and tutorage. Legendary day mate.”  ...

July 10, 2019

Wilson Bastiaans

“Thanks so much for the day and teaching me so much about fly fishing. I was stoked that I finally got my first fish on fly and seeing the amazing scenery and taking us to your secret spot have to do it again with you!” ...

July 10, 2019

New Zealand fly fishing video

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June 11, 2019

Tom and Pat McCabe, USA

“It was magical… Todd was fun to be with and worked hard for us. He is an excellent guide and teacher. When we return to New Zealand, we will be sure to fish with him again.”...

March 11, 2019

Craig Turton

“Todd delivered an outstanding fishing experience. The depth of his knowledge was incredible. He got a first timer up to speed very quickly who then landed the fish of the day. Can’t wait to get back there.”...

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