The New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association is the largest single activity industry association in New Zealand's outdoor recreation sector. The primary role of the Association is to advocate and lobby on behalf of its members to ensure that Guided Fishing as an industry is recognized , valued and provided for by governing and legislative bodies.
The Association offers direct benefits to its members, utilizing its collective strength in negotiating agreements , with a bulk DoC Concession, Audited Health and Safety Plan as well as Public Liability Insurance coverage for all. Additionally, we partner with leading manufacturers in the fly fishing industry, offering Pro Guide programs to members on the best fishing equipment and apparel.
The Professional Fishing Guides Association has a strong focus on supporting sustainable fisheries management within New Zealand and works with fishery managers and environmental groups to protect and enhance rivers, fishery habitats and the environment.
Application for membership is welcomed and those that satisfy the criteria for membership to the NZPFGA are invited to become members. The NZPFGA membership represents fishing guides who adhere to the highest ideals and who further demonstrate this by their financial contribution and active involvement through advocacy, furthering angling ethics standards, and the sustainable management of New Zealand's fisheries.
Life membership is awarded to a member of the NZPFGA who over many years has made outstanding contributions to the guided fishing industry and the NZPFGA. The following members of the NZPFGA have been awared Life Membership.
Although not involved in guided fishing themselves, Honorary membership is awarded to an individual for their contribution to and promotion of, the NZPFGA and its members. We congratulate and celebrate the following Honorary Members.
The NZPFGA Constitution provides controls to sustain a high level of professionalism and has mechanisms in place to discipline a member should he or she fall below the expected standard. Any person with a serious complaint should produce a written, signed statement, and lodge it, together with the relevant evidence, with the Secretary.
The NZPFGA takes the safety of our clients very seriously and has developed a comprehensive Health and Safety Plan. Our full financial members customise this plan to suit their individual circumstances and guiding operations. If you have an incident or near miss whilst be guided by one of our members please notify us by emailing the associations secretary.
The NZPFGA secretarial contact details are:
PO Box 41, Fairlie 7949, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 3-685-8977