" Thank you so much for recommending Johnny to us. We had 2 days with him. I thought he was an excellent guide. He worked hard to find us good fish and we caught them. My wife had not fished for trout before and he showed her how to cast patiently end effectively. She connected with 3 fish on and landed 1. Although I have fished for river and brook trout for more than 40 years, I learned a lot from him. He was good company, provided delicious snacks and meals and was a credit to NZ trout guiding."

Nigel  & Alison Campbell - England

"Johnny is one of the best up and coming fly fishers in New Zealand.

His skills are at a very high level and these skills make him a great guide."


Geoff Naylor, NSW, Australian Fly Fishing Team

New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides

"It highly unlikely that I will ever top this trout in a back water stream. Johnny from said it’s the largest a client had ever landed at 9 1/4 lbs. I was extremely blessed not only by the fish and scenery but Johnny’s guidance as well. We hiked over 12 kilometers of streams in 4 days camping along the way. I couldn’t possibly envision a better experience and highly recommend his services!"

Jered Joplin - USA

North Island Fly Fishing Guides

Hi Johnny, I would just like to thank you for all your efforts during our time fishing with you. It was amazing to see you spot a fish from so far away, your experience and professionalism were second to none with great conversations through out our days and a few laughs along the way catching a fish was a just bonus To then top it off by having a red letter day was an amazing experience ....one that I will never forget Thanks again mate

Laurie Debono - Australia

Wellington Fishing

This week we went out with New Zealand  fly fishing guide Johnny Gummer to a lovely back country river. It was a truly amazing experience, great fishing, great food, great company. My wife and I caught 5 excellent trout, both rainbows and browns and missed several more. My wife who is still learning to fish came ahead leaps and bounds under Johnny's patient tuition. Despite being 45 years younger than us there was great rapport on the water and Johnny inspired us to walk further and fish harder than we ever had before. You know you have a dedicated guide when he continuously battles the strong current to check out every likely reach on the far bank!
We cannot recommend Johnny more highly, if he doesn't get you onto fish no one will and to top of a magic day he produced a cold beer each! Fantastic.

Nigel & Annelise  - Otaki, NZ

Johnny Gummer New Zealand

"Best father and son Christmas present ever. Had a terrific day, learned more than we would have in years on our own in just one day with Johnny. He has a unique gift in his ability to teach anyone of any age. His passion is contagious and we are looking forward to a future trip with Johnny. "


Mark and Thomas Clements - New Zealand

"From a family excursion to the challenge of experts, Johnny will share his passion and secrets, guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Patient with beginners and extremely technical with the experts, he will meet the expectations of all."

Marc Cremades - New Zealand

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