I’m going to be traveling to New Zealand in mid-February and was wondering if anyone knows of any Tenkara friendly guides on the South Island. In my searching nothing’s really come up. I’m open to recommendations for western-style fly fishing guides too, but I’m not a particularly good western style fly fisherman.
I’ve fished in Chile, Spain and Portugal with guides who had never done Tenkara and it wasn’t a problem. I had a great time with all three guides. As long as they are willing to go with a Tenkara angler you should be fine.
This topic from awhile back mentioned Tenkara being restricted in NZ.
Is @HowieNZ1 still around?
Thanks for the info. I’ve never hired a guide before so I wasn’t sure if they’re generally ok with guiding a slightly different discipline.
If someone @ mentions him or sends a PM, you can find out.