A Fishing Instructor And Guide For All Levels

My professional experience and unique approach will provide the traction necessary for you to hit the ground running. I personally work with each trainee to help them achieve their individual goals. I push but I also motivate. Early on, I identify what each client is capable of with my goal being to help them reach, then exceed, that potential.

My Classes & Tours


Whether you’re interested in fishing for the first time or looking to improve your skills I offer classes and tours for every level of experience.

Join any of my courses to develop your skillset in a professional and positive environment with stunning views and a world-class fishery.

Take your game to the next level - sign up for a class today. The knowledge you will take from a day out with Chasing Tail will provide you with the skills to return on your own for years to come and be successful throughout New Zealand’s freshwater fisheries.


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Sam Warner
Sam Warner
18 November 2023
I was bought a half day guide with Brad for my birthday and what a treat it was he helped me improve my confidence and teach me some new skills all whilst catching the fish of a lifetime for me a beautiful 17lb brown trout. I cannot recommend Brad highly enough he is an amazing guide.
Wendy Wright
Wendy Wright
8 September 2023
Great guiding session, Brad is a great tutor and has fantastic knowledge of techniques and where to find the fish. The session was way beyond expectations.
AF Hamilton
AF Hamilton
8 September 2023
I've travelled down to the canals on four previous occasions and love it, but only managed to catch 2 fish. I'd read up everything I could get hold of about good locations & techniques and appeared to me that I was doing the same things as other fishermen were. So I was struggling to understand why certain guys were hooking up way more than me & others. I figured it wasn't just luck. Given the expense of a trip, I wanted to be getting more out of it, so I decided to employ Brad to take me out for a day. WOW, I learnt so much about the fish behaviour, tackle to use in different circumstances, where to place that tackle, how to know when one location isn't going to happen & where to try next. I also learnt about a number of different spots, I'd never read about. Canal fish & fishing is so very different from rivers & lakes. Without Brad's help, I doubt my success rate would have ever improved much. But now I'm confident this has improve 10 fold. Totally recommend Chasing Tail Guide Services to anyone serious about getting the maximum enjoyment out of this incredible fishery.
Antonio Fagundez
Antonio Fagundez
27 August 2023
We came to Twizel this week in the hopes of catching a large trout. Fishermen on YouTube made it look quite an easy thing to do. Me and my son spent 2 of the 3 days trying out a number of different spots on the Canals and a variety of different bait options with no fish in hand or even a single bite. We were very lucky to meet Brad from Chasing Tail Guiding Services at the end of our 2nd day on the water. Booked a session with him for our last day and managed to land around 20 fish including a 14.5 pound (6.6kg) Brown Trout. Fishing with Brad definitely made our trip! If not for him, we would most likely have left empty handed. Brad's knowledge of the Canals, timing and food preferences of the fish made all the difference. We both look forward to fishing the Canals again👌
Darren matthews
Darren matthews
12 July 2023
Had a fantastic time with brad recommend him to anyone who has a passion for fishing and who wants to catch their dream trout in Twizel.
J R
J R
4 June 2023
Brad is a gun, passionate about fishing and goes to all lengths to get fish. We learnt the techniques to slay it. A must to master the canals . Super cool guy and a genuine champion . Will fish again and reccomend his services to anyone.
Simon “Sibu”
Simon “Sibu”
17 April 2023
Just awesome! Beautiful nature and such huge fish! Thank you for this wonderful day guiding me to catch this massive broun-, and rainbowtrouts. Brown: 75cm 6.5kg/13pounds Rainbow: 70cm 6kg/12pounds A bunch of "small" (still 40-60cm ;-)) rainbow as well!!!! Definetely recomendable
Murray Trotter
Murray Trotter
9 April 2023
A great morning fishing different spots around Twizel. Have learnt. Lot. Highly recommend
Roy Bowers
Roy Bowers
25 March 2023
We wasted three days on the canals around Twizel trying to figure out how to hook a monster trout before finally spending a day with Brad. The time spent with him was invaluable, we learnt so much, caught a couple of salmon and I hooked a giant brown trout and held on for about 10 minutes before losing it. That thrill was enough to have us planning our next trip and booking in with Brad to come fishing at a better time of year where he can get us into more.

Full-day, training & guided tour for 1 person

$900

One on one training and guidance over a 9 hour duration from 7 am until 4 pm (hours and times can change depending on weather and time of year).

Limit of 1 person.


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Full-day, guided group tour for 2 people.

$1100 for two

9 hours duration from 7 am until 4 pm (hours and times can change depending on weather and time of year).

Limit of 2 person.


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Half-day, 4X4 fly fishing adventure.

$600

Discover fishing areas accessible only by 4X4. Ready for an adventure but short on time? This is it!

Limit of 1 person.


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Fishing & Accommodation Package

Starting from $1,200 per night
Choose from a self-contained boutique accommodation in Lumsden or the luxury Matuka Lodge accommodation and combine either with a guided fishing package. From $1,200 to $2,700 per night. All-inclusive food options are available too.

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Brad's Bespoke Guided Tour

POA

Please get in touch if above isn’t quite what you are looking for we can look at creating a tour to meet your specific requirements depending on spaces available.


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All prices shown here are in New Zealand dollars and include GST.