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Testimonials from a few of our guests…

My Fly fishing Sensei Ayato-san introduced me to the fly fishing world and since then, there was no turning back. He taught me all the basics I needed for tackling any fly fishing situation, from different casting techniques to how to read river systems, and where to find brown trout and rainbow trout. I also have learnt how to fish lakes, something that I have always been skeptical about, because I would always felt that in such mass of water trouts could lay anywhere… Now I know how and where to find them. Ayato’s fishing knowledge is really profound, there’s no book, tutorial or video that can or will teach you what he knows, and his advices and tips will stick with you for ever!

JP. Aravena

What a cool day we had! Ayato has a lot of knowledge when it comes to fishing. We stepped away from the day with plenty of new techniques that have made our fishing styles much easier. Ayato provided a keen and positive attitude along with great determination to make sure you are not going home without landing a fish. Overall, an awesome and insightful day. We would absolutely recommend booking a day with Ayato, you will not regret it!

N. Smith

Lesson with Yoda (Ayato)
Ayato took great time and patience in observing and correcting my casting errors. Before working with Ayato I was on YouTube a lot trying to find casting instruction to fix all my casting problems. I never could get what I needed online. My work with Ayato made a world of difference. In just one lesson, he diagnosed all of my problems and gave me the necessary tools to correct my casting issues.

D. Root

Ayato is a fantastic casting instructor whether you are a complete beginner or advanced. He breaks down each cast into steps, quickly identifies your faults and articulates instructions simply and clearly”.

C. O'Boyle

“Super Fun Family Day out”
We had a superb day – learnt a huge amount and were very impressed with how accommodating Ayato was with our unusual group (one complete beginner in Holly and a baby!)

Thanks Ayato – All the best – we hope to return soon.


” Great NZ Southern Island Fishing Guide”
Ayato is a great guide who is passionate about his profession. If you are traveling to the South Island of NZ and going to be in the Queenstown or Wanaka area Ayato is a ‘keen’ guide who will work hard to get you onto fish. An amazing day!

E. Ladd

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