Ian Cole

Ian Cole is based in picturesque Wanaka which nestles in the very heart of NZ’s Southern Alps. Ian would be the most passionate, experienced and qualified of fly fishing guides in the local area having fly-fished for more than 40years and throughout many places in the world. He was one of the first NZ guides to qualify as a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor. Additionally, he is an accomplished fly tyer and teacher. Over the years, his expertise, fisheries knowledge and experience have seen him feature in many magazine articles, videos and books. Ian has enthusiastically guided and up-skilled anglers since 1992 - novice, intermediate and advanced anglers alike. He revels in sharing with others the wonders the NZ South Island fishery offers anglers. He proudly specialises in sight fishing to both large brown and rainbow trout, is a patient guide and teacher who offers top friendly professional service, indeed, the high percentage of repeat clients are a testimony to both his professional skills and happy friendly disposition.

Ian offers enormous flexibility in his guiding service by having intimate knowledge of 3 adjoining areas – Otago, Central South Island and Southland. His day and multi day adventures provide a marvellous spectrum of angling opportunity with a larger number of rivers, streams and lakes to choose from as well as maximising prevailing weather and angling conditions.Quality gear can be supplied – Sage, Simms, Orvis and T & T. A variety of accommodations can be arranged. Telephone: :+64 3 443 7870

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