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Testimonials

"Fishing with Jim is an absolute pleasure – he knows the waters well and how to get you into some beautiful fish.  He's terrific company: knowledgeable, great sense of humor, and willing to chat on any subject.  As an experienced flyfisher, I can recommend Jim and his guide service without reservation. You can trust that fishing with Jim will result in great fun and some treasured memories!"  Doug Langenberg

"As a woman angler, I want just enough coaching and direction to enable me to catch fish while enjoying the overall experience on the river.  I want help to extend my fishing skills, but patience if a cast is wrong or I can't quite cast far enough.  And when I catch fish, I want my guide to be as enthusiastic as I am!  Jim Rainey met all these requirements and more!  I had the best time and caught great fish, and took some awesome photographs."  Kathy Langenberg



"It has been my pleasure to fish with Jim of "Green Trout Guiding" for several years. It is an understatement to say that he is personable and competent. His knowledge of the local waters, selection of flies, and wisdom to the ways of wary trout make for a most rewarding fishing experience. When these attributes are combined with keen eyes, the ability to spot hidden fish and his helpful hints on presentation, it becomes not only rewarding but successful, assuming that the angler follows his suggestions. It is a pleasure to fish with him since he has a great sense of humor to go along with his technical expertise. I would highly and unequivocally recommend that visitors to the North Island look him up and book him in order to have enjoyable and successful fishing."

J. Paul Ferguson


"This is just to say how much I enjoyed the wonderful fishing, food and fun I shared with you on my visits. Jim, you kept getting me into bigger and bigger fish. I was amazed at your knowledge of the Rangitikei river and its tributaries. Fishing in New Zealand is more than just catching fish, although you certainly got me onto great fish. I enjoyed the whole experience immensely and I can't wait to get back and do it all again."

Walt Wester
22 Boardwalk One.
Larkspur.
Ca 94939.
U.S.A.


"Congratulations on finally starting your own guiding business.
I can't wait to book in for a few days with you if it's going to be anything like the other times that we have tossed a fly together.
Your patience, knowledge, and skill in getting people onto some great fish, combined with the fantastic scenery that goes with the fishing you have, will make your new venture a great success.
Look forward to catching up soon"

Andrew Ordish
General Manager
Reardon Farms QLD


"My wife and I have been fishing with Jim Rainey for nearly 10 years. He is a terrific fishing companion on the river with excellent knowledge of local conditions. Every trip with Jim has been memorable, and every season brings a new adventure."

Bob Haar
Denise Fuentes



"A good friend and I recently spent 5 days wilderness fishing on the Rangitikei River with Jim Rainey from Green Trout Guiding. It is difficult to express how wonderful an experience this was. The pristine environment is gob-smackingly beautiful with beech forest running down to crystal-clear water containing numerous wild and elusive trout typically 5-6lbs and in magnificent condition. Releasing these beautiful fish back into this environment was hugely satisfying. Jim just never stops working. When not expertly guiding, he is the “down to earth” master of the bush camp, leaving nothing for his clients to do except relax and enjoy themselves. Fishing the headwaters of the Rangitikei with Jim is a world-class experience and one that I will treasure for the rest of my life."

Colin Marsland
Wellington
New Zealand