and knowledgeable fly fisherman, Mike Kirkpatrick of Latitude Guiding
loves nothing more than taking clients into wilderness areas to
hunt large trout. "I cater for fishing our local rivers and streams, to the ultimate campout and Heli-fishing experiences. All trips are taken on with enthusiasm without losing sight of the ‘fun’ aspect".
Quality gear and the filming of your experience is a service offered as well.
Mike, a member of the Professional Guides Association
(NZPFGA) and a CD pro guide, provides a friendly and thoroughly
professional service. If you really want to get into some backcountry
fishing in the Nelson region, Mike will apply his expertise to prepare
a trip to suit.
Two day fishing excursion, with overnight
accommodation usually in a simple but comfortable cabin at nearest
holiday park. If you prefer to stay at a bed & breakfast or
a lodge, Mike will happily arrange that also.
Wilderness excursion for three days and
two nights. with accommodation usually in a trampers hut or riverside
camping, depending on location and availability. If you would
prefer a cabin or lodge this can be also be arranged.
If your time is limited, Mike can arrange
a helicopter for quick access to wilderness areas.
Your guide, Mike Kirkpatrick:
Has been fishing in the Nelson region for
over 25 years
Designs excursions to suit the anglers ability
Caters for all budgets, skill levels and
Provides tuition for the novice angler looking
to land his first trout
Caters for fishing local rivers and streams,
to the ultimate campout and Heli-fishing experiences
All trips are taken on with enthusiasm without
losing sight of the ‘fun’ aspect, and quality gear
can be supplied if needed.
Filming your experience is a service offered
Thanks Mate for an awesome
two day trip. My first ever fly fishing trip with you to the xxxx
River back in March must have struck a chord, as I have been hooked
ever since. The two day trip to the back country around the xxxx
River in December actually exceeded my expectations (and they had
built up a bit since my last trip in March!). The countryside was
spectacular, and even more enjoyable owing to the absence of my
usual fishing companions – snakes and crocodiles. We must
have seen nearly thirty feeding fish in the two days. Of those I
landed five – two of them going 7lb! Four fish broke me off
or shook the hook, and I failed to hookup on another ten or so.
I’ve used plenty of fishing guides,
albeit as a saltwater bait fisherman (don’t tell anyone),
and I’ve never had a more successful or enjoyable trip as
I did with you. Your knowledge of the area and the right techniques
to get those brown trout interested was outstanding. Your patience
with me for continually fouling the long grass with the tippet was
also appreciated! Although I am not sure you could top a trip like
that one, I’m already plotting my next trip with you.
Kieran Keyes, Australia
We are back in UK having had a super holiday
once again. One of my highlights was my days fishing to exhaustion
I was very impressed with how you got me
on to that brownie by trying a number of flies at different depths
to tempt it, and then for me to pull the fly out after it took most
of my line out in crossing and running downstream!!
Mike Burgess, England
I am back in the Danish winter! I have to tell
you that it was great experience to fish with you Mike. I have great
respect for the way you work. You are a great fly fisherman.
It was a pleasure all 9 days we spent by the