Craig's Gallery and References
A collection of client photos and comments from previous trips.
Many thanks and kind regards, Richard Hakes (UK)
Tyler Carriere (USA)
Craig! Great pictures, thanks my friend. Attached are a few of mine that you took, including of the lovely rainbow. I always new fly fishing was addictive, but New Zealand fly fishing... no one warned me.
I wanted to thank you for a great time. It was an amazing trip, excellent fishing, food, and company. The scenery on the upper Whanganui was spectacular. thank you my friend, Mike Poor, Feb 2006
Craig, Thank you so much for a wonderful day of Fishing. I loved being able to see a new stream in such a lovely place. You made my 1st fishing trip in N.Z. one that I shall never forget. Best of Luck. Amber Balog, USA
"Thanks for organizing a great trip. The Whanganui was the perfect river for me, especially at a somewhat challenging time of year. The dinner you put together was very good, and it was nice visiting with you. I've fished with a lot of guides and I have to say that I really enjoyed my time with you. You gave good suggestions, were patient, and yet methodical about how to find the fish. Thus, I learned a lot. All in all, it was an excellent experience." Tim Krause, May 2005
Thanks for a great 3 days of fishing and thanks for all of the help you gave me over those days. It was a really great trip and I hope to come back one day and fish with you again. Jake Rice
Thanks Craig for a fabulous trip. I'll dream of those 24" Brown trout from "Suicide alley", especially the one that swallowed the black wooly bugger right before my eyes. Your a good guide who really knows where the fish and beauty of New Zealand are." Norm Bolen - Canada
"Hi Craig.... Just wanted to say thanks for setting up the trip. Paul was great to fish with. He really put in an effort to for Dave and I. Tell him hello for us. New Zeland is an amazing place. I want to come back! I will contact you then! Thanks again." Tim Simpson USA
I had a splendid time with Craig Farrar, and have already recommended him to several of my fishing friends, and will certainly give them your web address if my enthusiasm turns out to be contagious. Thanks for your help in setting it up. I attach a couple of not terribly good pix--unfortunately the biggest fish I caught (a very nice 3.5 pound rainbow from the headwaters of the Rangitaiki) had saved enough energy to make a last strong jump just as I was taking him out of the net, so the smaller one in the picture will have to do.
"Excellent two days fishing - fun fat rainbows and two big browns. Now spoilt for home - will have to persuade my wife to have a month holiday here." Geoff Donegan - Australia.
"Many thanks for an enlightening day, great hospitality, excellent service and fabulous teaching skills."
Helen MacCubbin, Australia
"Thanks again. I had a great trip and look forward to doing it again some day."
Chuck Long USA
"Hi Craig, I had a wonderful time. What a way to spend a 16 hr layover. Sure was better than sitting in the airport! Paul's a great guide. He did everything absolutely perfect, even put up with my ignorance quiet well.
I had a great time. Saw just a bit of your beautiful country and learned a lot. Hopefully I can do it again soon. All the best.." Martin Kubeja. USA
"Thanks for the wonderful trip when I was out there. It was a memorable experience."
Greg Burden Jr. - USA
"Excellent experience, Fish of a lifetime." Tim - USA
"Got my one day NZ big trout fix - thanks Craig for the great experience. "Dwight Pargee - USA
"Thanks so much for two enjoyable and productive days... Despite the weather. The taste of NZ you offered Phyllis and I will no doubt bring us back. See you soon... I hope." Bill Farland - USA
"Thanks for the great time and many of your helpful hints...I hope to get back to NZ and I'll be certain to look you up again." Mike Mitzen - USA
"Thank you for the wonderful trip!! We really enjoyed the fly fishing."
Jun and Yuka - Japan
"Thank you truly for the fantastic adventure. Your expert guidance helped me bring in the best fish I've ever caught and those crazy jumpers really put on a great show!" Richard James Dorn CDR USN - Japan
"I really enjoyed to fish in New Zealand. Thanks alot. I wanna come back again and fish with you." Kogi Hosogi. - Japan
"Craig, what a nice Mangatutu river, very nice fish, a real challenge. And thanx for your help with the big brownie. My record in a river for my first fishing trip in New Zealand." Benoit - France
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