Rainey has extensive knowledge of the Rangitikei river and its tributaries and
will ensure your day is filled with as many fish as possible. Jim has a current
first aid certificate.
Jim Rainey has been fly fishing for 30 years and
guiding for the last 17 years. Trained under the guidance of Jack MacKenzie of
Rangitikei Anglers Jim enjoys the opportunity to show visitors to the district
the beautiful rivers we have at our back door. Sight fishing to browns and rainbows
with a dry fly is the ultimate experience for Jim and he is very keen to take
you to those fish. Jim is also a hill country sheep and beef farmer who guides
through the summer season.
Jim is a member of the NZPFGA (New Zealand Professional
Fishing Guides Association), an association to advocate and protect the interests
of members and clients and to promote professionalism, sportsmanship, and conservation
in the interests of angling.
A satellite phone is carried on all back-country trips to ensure availability
Jim is a qualified Grade 3 river guide and has rafted these rivers extensively
for over 15 years.