Fishing with Ben was the highlight of my 3 week trip to New Zealand. Ben was there 20 minutes early to pick me up. It was a 45 minute drive to where we started fishing. Gorgeous scenery throughout the fishing experience. We hiked into a gorge and fished 3 different rivers. Fish were plentiful, caught several and had fun. Ben knows the hot spots and when the fish were not taking one fly, he knew what fly to switch to. He is very safety conscience, carried medical supplies and an evac phone in case of an emergency. Even this 70 year old fisherman could not have found a better fishing guide and partner anywhere.