Why does The Best of New Zealand team always recommends using a fly fishing guide when fishing in New Zealand?
Through years of relationships with professional guides in New Zealand our team has worked to not only help our clients catch more fish (these guys really know what they are doing), but mitigate risk. Unfortunately there still exist too many rogue "guides" who advertise themselves as fishing experts but do not have the skills to guide properly nor provide help should things take a turn for the worse. They don't have the network and thus deliver (in our opinion) a less valuable service.
The reason for this post is because there was recently a fatality by a person hiking the Tongariro Crossing (see link below for more information). It happened without a guide present. And although this was not an accident that happened on the water, the situation can be easily applied.
Helping catch fish is certainly job one, but there is important value to an expert guide beyond this. Preparedness.
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