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“Following on from the successful trips to Southland in 2017 and 2018, it’s all on again staying at Riversdale, some 130K’s from Queenstown and 35K’s from Gore, the Brown Trout Capital of the World!  You will get to fish the Mataura and Waikaia River systems, including spring creeks and back waters that hold six pounders.

Your wonderful host will be John de Vreeze, who has been fishing the region for over 25 years and knows all the good spots and options to ensure that you have a memorable trip.  John owns this lovely little cottage pictured below, plus he has other accommodation available with a neighbour just two doors up the road.

We’ll be running 2 groups of 4 people. Having four per group works really well on these trips, as John is able to spend more time with each individual.  The Dates are:
Trip 1: Arrive 19 January 2019 and depart 29 January 2019 (10 nights);
Trip 2: Arrive 9 February 2019 and depart 19 February 2019 (10 nights).

Cost is: NZ$150 per day all inclusive (Accommodation, Meals and John’s hosting, excluding liquor) = NZ$1,500 (10 days) to be paid to John when in New Zealand.

Airfare, and getting to Riversdale, to be arranged by each participant, and airfare around the AUD$700, or much less if you book early. Vehicle for hire cheaper if the group participants share! Recommend 2 per vehicle. That worked very well.
So, all up around the $2,500 mark for the trip, plus what you drink and spend on miscellaneous!!!

John also rents out his cottage, when he isn’t there, at:
Less than 7 nights = $120 per night; 7 or more nights = $90 per night. One bedroom with a double bed and another bedroom with 2 single beds.

John normally stays there from January to April each year (prime time), so any other time the cottage is available for hire. So after your trip you will know the fishing spots and can organise to stay there when John isn’t there, plus these organised trips.

John will plan each days fishing for the group and you’ll get to fish with him for at least 2 of the days. Plus can modify where you fish as requested/agreed by each group.
He is very flexible and adaptable!

The beauty is that there are so many options that depending on the conditions and what is working at the time, John will get you to the waters that will give you the best chance to catch some decent fish.

To book your spot please login to our website, www.sydneyflyrodders.com.au, select the events calendar and then select the date of the group you wish to attend and register. No monies are involved at this point as you will pay John in Riversdale.

Please email me on gavin@vit.com.au should you wish to find out more information. These spots should fill up quickly.

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