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Green Trout Guiding

Professional guides and experienced local fishermen Jim and Russell will guide you to the best spots on the Rangitikei River and tributaries for sight fishing rainbow and brown trout. Guided fishing options range from day trips on foot, by raft or by helicopter, to multi-day camping trips.
Name Green Trout Guiding
Contacts Jim and Ruth Rainey

Kawhatau Valley


Contact details

Ph +64 6 382 5507

Fax: +64 6 382 5504

Email: office@greentroutguiding.co.nz or raineys@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.greentroutguiding.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Some of the waters where Jim and Russell guide are the:

Rangitikei River and its tributaries

Moawhango River

Fishing options

Green Trout Guiding's fishing trips range from a single day to 5 day trips with raft or helicopter and overnight tent camping. Itineraries can be customised to meet each angler's interests.

On foot guiding

  • The most common form of guiding where angler(s) and guide walk a section of a particular river hunting for trout
  • Generally not much more than 4 kilometers is walked up stream and then back to the vehicle
  • The distance is determined by the amount of fish and/or the fitness of the angler
  • Lunch and vehicle supplied

Raft guiding

  • Angler(s) are rowed down a section of the Rangitikei River, moving from pool to pool again searching for trout
  • Raft guiding removes the issue of walking all day
  • Jim Rainey does the rafting and is a qualified grade 3 river guide
  • River safety is foremost - the raft trip is merely a mode of transport from pool to pool rather than a "thrill seeking" day
  • Lunch and vehicle supplied

Helicopter fly outs

  • Although relatively expensive, helicopter fly outs enable the angler to get into water not normally frequented by other people
  • The chances of getting amongst more undisturbed fish are greatly increased

Camping for multi day fishing trips

  • Anglers can go into remote areas and fishing waters for up to five days
  • Camping locations can be accessed by foot, raft or helicopter
  • Camping out in tents adds another dimension to the angling experience
About your guide

Your guides, Jim and Russell:

  • Have many years guiding experience: Jim has guided for over 12 years and is a member of the NZPFGA while Russell has guided for over six years
  • Are both experienced fishermen and have combined experience of nearly half a century on the local rivers
  • Are happy to guide for all levels of anglers from those with little or no experience, up to competent anglers
  • Can offer tuition in flytying: Russell is an expert fly tier and designer, one of the youngest royalty fly tiers/designers for Feather Merchants Pro Team
  • Both have current first aid certificates
  • Jim is a qualified grade 3 river guide who employs a safety first policy and has over ten years rafting experience

Green Trout Guiding can arrange local accommodation to suit your needs.

Indicative costs
as at December 2008

The cost of guided trips depends of the type and length of trip desired. The prices below are intend as a guide for the different guiding options and include GST.

On foot guiding

  • NZ$600 per day for up to two anglers
  • Includes lunch and vehicle

Raft guiding

  • NZ$700 per day for two anglers
  • Includes lunch and vehicle
  • The extra charge covers the shuttle of vehicles and wear and tear on the raft

Helicopter fly outs

  • Heli-fishing trip prices vary depending on location
  • Please enquire for an accurate cost of your proposed trip

Camping for multi day fishing trips

  • Daily guiding rates apply ($600 per day for 1-2 anglers)
  • An additional charge for food and camping gear of NZ$150 per day

Accommodation at the Green Trout

  • NZ$40 per person per night
  • Family concession rates available

Please phone or email to make a booking.


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