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Nigel Birt

I’d like to introduce my friend and guiding buddy Nigel Birt.

Nigel is based in Canterbury and runs Back Country New Zealand

Having worked professionally as a fly-fishing guide and instructor since 1988, his knowledge of the sport is outstanding. Trained at an early age by professional guides he served his apprenticeship at a top New Zealand fishing lodge. Through his experiences Nigel has developed skills and knowledge that competes with New Zealand’s bests.

Nigel has been adventuring in the outdoors since the age of eight years old, and tying fishing flies since 12.  He has a great knowledge of New Zealand flora and fauna, geology, and backcountry survival, developed from remote fieldwork with Landcare Research New Zealand. Nigel worked as an avalanche forecaster – safety manager for several New Zealand ski areas, and as a heliski guide for Mt Hutt Helicopters.