Ronan's Fly Fishing Missions
On the front line of New Zealand Fly Fishing and Guiding
2019 / 20 PRICING AND INFORMATION
This seasons rates are $825NZD per day for one, 875 for 2 or 925 for 3 anglers. Half-Day rate is $700 per half day for one, $750 for 2, etc. There is a 3% bank charge for online payments. The fee includes pick up with 4x4 from your accommodation in or near Alexandra, approximately 40 to 90 minutes drive time each way to and from our chosen water (sometimes off-road), approximately 8 hours on the water with full professional guidance, a healthy homemade lunch (not included in the Half-Day option), snacks, rods, reels, leaders, flies and associated equipment, qualified casting tuition if needed, high resolution digital photos - these will be sent to your email via Dropbox. At the end of the day you'll be brought back to your accommodation. The same day rate applies per day during a Road Trip, Backcountry Walk-in, Lakes & Stillwater, or Heli-Fishing option.
To add a camp-out to any day carries an extra fee of $300 per 1 or $450 per 2 people. This includes quality tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, all camping equipment, dinner, breakfast and my backcountry culinary skills! Each angler is required to carry his or her own tent, sleeping bag, food and mattress for the Backcountry walk-in option. All weight to be divvied out equally. You're welcome to use your own gear, in which case the rate will be reduced by $50 per angler per night. I’ll usually bring a few beers but if you want anything extra please bring your own.
You will need a freshwater fishing licence which is not included in the above fee. This can be either purchased online at www.fishandgame.org.nz or arranged on the day from $34 NZD per 24 hour allocation. I recommend that you purchase your license before the fishing trip. This will save time on the morning of our day on the river or lake. If you'd like full access to backcountry rivers I recommend getting a full season license with a backcountry endorsement. The backcountry endorsement is free but can only be obtained by full season license holders. A full season license for a non-resident is $169 If you have any questions about which license to buy, please email me!
For most of the season we wet-wade here in NZ. I like to wear polyprops (mens tights!) and a pair of shorts. Others favour quick drying trousers. A tough pair of boots is important, not necessarily specifically designed fishing boots, but remember, they will get wet! Neoprene socks are great for keeping your feet warm when wet wading. I'm happy to supply these at no extra charge. I can supply quality Simms waders and boots for a charge of $50 per angler per day.
To secure your booking I'll need a 30% non-refundable deposit of $250NZD per day. I will accept the remainder of the payment on the day or before if you'd prefer. I reserve the right to postpone or cancel any trip in the event of dangerous weather or any situation I believe to pose a hazard. Full refund given in the event of an act of god, however if you (the client) are the hazard (drink, drugs, mis-information etc) there will be no refund given.
Please don't hesitate to email me with any further questions.