New Zealand Fly fishing Guides
River Kaitiaki - River Guardians
In the North Island of the Hawke’s Bay, Kaweka mountain ranges Marlene and Craig Skeet operate and own a guided fly fishing and accommodation business-One Cast Fly fishing Adventures.Husband and wife guides welcome you to thier wilderness fly fishing destination.
What makes our guided fishing services valued is that we have provided professional services for 15 years to New Zealander’s and International clients that bring fishing recommendations, their experiences to be unbelievable, exciting, adventurous, indescribable and out standing.
Attributes to our guiding service is two fold as both guides share a knowledge base that is Maori and European descent and encompasses Craig’s search and rescue work extending 20 years with the New Zealand police in these remote mountains. The welcoming change for Craig is now guiding people rather than searching for them.
Marlene began the business One Cast Adventures with a passion for fly fishing and a stance to remain connected to her indigenous river heritage. The only Maori woman fly fsihing guide in New Zealand that should be proud of her achievements say’s proudness is leading a field of professional guides who’s guardianship brings people to interact, recognise, value and care for the natural resources our New Zealand mountain river environments provide.
♦Increase your fly fishing skill level♦ Prefer a female guide♦ Helicopter into remote back country for big trout fishing in gin clear rivers♦Tramp and camp fly fish to access prime wilderness fishing♦Tour mix your fishing package to encompass a hunt, horse trek, Maori culture experience or indulge in a city wine tour.
Ian Jones-Scottish Commonwealth Captain. We are extremely grateful to you and Craig for all the guidance and direction you set us at the beginning of our New Zealand fly fishing adventure which culminated in the success we had in the Commonwealth Championships. Your expert advice and tuition undoubtedly contributed to our success as we all used what we had learnt from you in our approach and understanding of catching the trout of the Tuki Tuki..
Alun Bartsch - Producer/Writer Mago FIlms The filming of the fourth series of internationally successful Surfing the Menu television series in New Zealand we contacted Marlene Skeet who was highly recommended to us. Through out the preproduction we found her to be very professional and always to give sound and solid advice. One of our stars was an accomplished fly fisherman and he was able to land many good size fish which added to the excitement of the story and filming. Another aspect that appealed to us about Marlene was her attitude to the environment as well as her connection with her Maori culture. I would have no hesitation in recommending Marlene to anyone for her knowledge, professionalism and her genuine friendly nature which is encouraging and unfussed at all times.
Ian Smith - N.S.WAustralia 7th January 09 So you are thinking of going Trout fishing in the North Island of New Zealand? Excellent idea. Also thinking of usingthe services of a guide. An equally good idea. I can vouch for these experiences, having just returned from N.Z. and done both. Well look no further. The guiding, hospitality and amiability of Marlene and Craig is as good as it gets. Marlene gives constant, very useful information, timely advice re rod work and steady encouragement.. and what's more, remains totally amiable. So if you want to enjoy the experience of getting into the beautiful Trout back country of New Zealand with some really authentic trout savvy and lovely Kiwis then Marlene and Craig have it all covered.
Stephen and Carolyn Duder - United Kingdom Feb 09The days we spent with you were the highlight of our New Zealand, North Island fly fishing trip. You and Craig were the perfect guides and hosts: I was able to fish all the time with Craig whilst knowing you were entertaining Carolyn by doing a bit of fishing but also showing her the local sites and giving a unique insight into Maori culture. The fly fishing was awesome! Craig knew the 'hot spots' and the patience to instruct me on the techniques of dry fly fishing in clear, fast flowing river water. The size and strength of those wild brown and rainbow trout which live up in the mountain rivers meant that we had a real fight on our hands when we had a strike. The fish we caught were in beautiful condition and it was great to release them back into the wild. I learnt a lot from Craig about casting and stalking.
Mike Chimenti /Thermopolis, Wyoming USA In December of 2008 I had a chance to go to the South Pacific. I had always wanted to go to New Zealand fishing and now was the time. Every day we went fishing I caught fish and landed fish that were around the 5 pound range. I hooked several that were much larger then these. I enjoyed the hook ups but was unable to land these large fish due to my own excitement and slow response. I had a tremendous time, the accommodation was outstanding and the fishing experience undescribable. To make it short I caught a lot of big fish and had a wonderful time. I plan to return in the next couple of years for a rerun.
Itoh, Iwami & Miki Japan March 2010. We had SO good time for everything. Thank you Marlene and Craig, Camp fishing, camp-fire, funny chat, beautiful sky, fire-pit, Heli-fishing, party in the hut, super guides, big trout, beautiful town, etc, etc,,,,All of those are wonderful memory.
Honey Moon Couple Yoko and Hiroki Kojima - Feb 09 Thanks to you Yoko has very enjoyed her holiday in New Zealand. She is talking about you and her activities that she experienced with you every night. She looks very happy. Unfortunately, the weather was not good for fishing, but I could still catch some beautiful fish owing to Craig. We appreciate you that we can get a lot of great memories that never forget.
Craig Bolch Australia-April 2013. Hi Marlene I was amazed at the quantity, size and strength of the fish in the river we fished. Your trout spotting skills are exceptional and this made a big difference to the amount of fish I hooked. You are also pretty quick on your feet, the speed you raced down stream to net the big rainbow was impressive. I really appreciated your knowledge and the time you gave in teaching me about nymph fishing and I put this into good use when I fished around Taupo later in the week, catching a few trout there as well. I hope to get back to Hawke’s bay next year and look forward to fishing with you again.
Acknowledgements to clients, Bert Denee, Antero Tanska, Ikuko Mitsuki, Stephan Janischewski,Steven Doughty for their contribution of wonderful photography.
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Guardianship adventures that will bring you eye to eye with the spirits of land and water.
- Indigenous River and Kai Waho land tours are for all age groups 5 years and older.
- Journey by raft allows all abilities and age groups to discover the remote experiences, via helicopter where restrictive and precious time becomes qaulity.
- We adjust all tours to cater to freedom travellers, business groups, women, corporate, student leadership groups and family.
- One on one personal experiences for couples, companions and the older clients.
Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome, Welcome.
ONE CAST ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
One Cast Adventures have guided in theseTV and DVD film series.
►SURFING THE MENU NEW ZEALAND
Australia's 4th food series film. Ben Odonoghue and Mark Gardener .
►TANGAROA WITH PIO - MAORI TV
New Zealand series film- show host Pio Turei
►WINE ME, DINE ME
Australia's series film - show hosts Rebbecca Gibney and Jane Hall
► JAPANS WORLD FLY FISHING FILM with famous lure fisherman-Hajime Murata
NZ Composite Pro Network Member 2010
Pro Team Members 2014
SCOTLAND WIN GOLD IN HAWKE'S BAY-2008 Scotland has won the teams section and John McCallum of Scotland wins gold as top individual angler at the 2008 Commonwealth Fly fishing Champs on the Tuki Tuki River in the Hawke's Bay New Zealand which ended today. The English team was runner up and the New Zealand team came third. The Scottish team chose Marlene & Craig to guide them in the lead up to the common wealth competition.
SCOTLAND WIN COMMONWEALTH TITLE
June 2009 12th to 15th
It was a pleasure to be in Scotland, Islay amongst
skill full, anglers from all over the world.
Catching the "Lady of the Stream" with Jake Harvey on the river Tweed, Loch fishing on Islay in the company of David who guided the Scottish team to success, Callum and the Port Ellen angling club. www.commonwealthflyfishingscotland.com
Thank you Stephan for the inclusion of our services in your new book my dream fish.
TO FISH IS TO HOPE