Your professional guide, Mark Buckingham, has spent many years trout fishing in the South Island of New Zealand.
The area has a large selection of different waters and offers superb Brown and Rainbow trout fishing.
He has been a professional guide since 2000 and member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA) since 2001.
This association promotes a high level of professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation in the interests of angling.
He previously worked for 4 years with the Dept of Conservation (who manage the National Parks and Reserves in NZ ) and 7 years with the New Zealand Police Service (who manage all the bad boys !).
He was a member of the Police Search and Rescue team in Christchurch for 3 1/2 years during this time.
Mark specialises in sight fishing to brown and rainbow trout using dry fly, nymphs, wet fly or streamer.
His patient friendly manner combined with his knowledge and experience will enable you to have a enjoyable and safe fishing experience.
Mark is married with two children, and a cat who is the landlord !.
Southern Lakes Fishing Safaris provide guided fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout on the streams, rivers and lakes of the magnificent Southern lakes region in the South Island of New Zealand.
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