Beech Trees

Beech Trees masting in large numbers is enough to get many anglers excited. Often the season after a hot summer can mean beech trees mast, dropping huge numbers of seed on the More »

Clients and Guides equal Teamwork

Fly fishing guiding has many components to making a successful day for both the client and the guide. At the end of the day it is teamwork. A good guide will work More »

Fly Fishing Queenstown early season

Fly Fishing Queenstown and local area over the last month has not been the easiest in regard to the weather. The typical spring weather has been bringing thru plenty of fronts delivering More »

Fly fishing Queenstown in the heat of New Zealand summer

As the days are long and hot fly fishing Queenstown back country can be quite arduous on the body with many kilometers covered to get some of the best fly fishing in More »

Spotting NZ Trout

Spotting NZ trout is a bit of an art form in a funny way and some anglers become very adept at it, others do not. I often get asked how on earth More »

Fly Fishing Queenstown be ready for the 2011/12 season!

Fly Fishing Queenstown has one month to go before the 2011-2012 new season opens. Ye haa! Like fishing anywhere to be successful fly fishing Queenstown it pays to get your gear ready More »

 

Simon Wilkinson

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Simon Wilkinson – Fly Fishing Guide

I grew up in the North Island of New Zealand on the banks of a famous  Hawkes Bay river, the  Ngaruroro River.  I spent a great deal of time fishing and exploring the Hawkes Bay, Taupo and Central North Island.  I worked in The Central Plateau for 10yrs before moving down to base in the myself in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1995.   All my time in the South Island has been involved with working in the outdoors as a fishing guide,  jet boat captain, heli ski guide and ski instructor.   Combining my various skills has helped put me in a position of having an intimate knowledge of New Zealand and it’s fabulous fishing waters while also giving me the patience that a high level background as an instructor/guide provides.

Please go to My Fly Fishing Expeditions section to see the different fly fishing expeditions I offer and remember I can always customize expeditions to suit you and your needs.


Relevant Qualifications and Certifications

I am a current member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA) I have commercial liability insurance through the NZPFGA
I have a NZ Department of Concessions authorization to guide fly fishing in New Zealand (almost anywhere) through the NZPFGA
I hold current OSH required Outdoors and workplace first aid certificates
I have a helicopter loading and ground handling certificate
I have a audited safety operations plan through the NZPFGA
I carry a 406 GPS PLB (personal locator beacon) on each expedition

I am a commercial certified driver with a P endorsement
I operate a commercially certified vehicle (CoF)
I have commercial vehicle insurance
I have a Transport Service License (TSL)
I am a certified commercial jet boat driver
I have New Zealand Avalanche Stage One certification
I am a New Zealand Snow Sports Instructor (Intl cert and trainer/examiner)
I have International Ski Instructors certification

Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

Call me! - Simon Wilkinson: My status is Offline

Mobile:    +64 (0) 27 216 3787

Email: swguiding@gmail.com

 

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