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
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."
"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
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."
22 Boardwalk One.
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"
Reardon Farms QLD
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."
"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."