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10 Jan 2017
“Great day on New Zealand rivers!”
9 Jan 2016
“Awesome - can't wait to go again next year……”
693 Aubrey Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4486
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Mark was incredible. From pick-up to drop-off, we had a great time despite some difficult weather conditions. He got us on some prime waters where we landed two massive rainbows on a half-day trip. I will definitely be coming back to New Zealand for a...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I was fortunate enough to have Mark as my guide for two days. We had a cracking time and Mark provided me with some varied fishing which I was after, as well as really taking my fishing skills and confidence to a whole new level....More

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Very unbelievable experience ! Mark Bukingam is the top guide I have ever seen ! He was very available and a perfect cook ! He has got a perfect eyes to see the fish also in hard conditions. He help me to do the capture...More

Thank Stefano B
791Mark, Owner at Southern Lakes Fishing Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

It was a real pleasure to take you out fishing on your honeymoon ! Great to see two people in love !! It was a fun day and we were successful in your request for brown trout , catching a couple with one beauty on...More

Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip with Mark. We fished for seven days on a variety of rivers including two heli-fishing trips. Mark is a great guy and a really good guide. He knows the rivers and he is extremely good at spotting fish and figuring...More

Thank stuross
791Mark, Owner at Southern Lakes Fishing Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Many thanks for the comments. I had a wonderful time with you both, taking you to all corners of the region and you caught some lovely trout. Being flexible meant we could work around the rough weather days and the 27" rainbow was well played...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

I spent a day with my brother and Mark on the Manuherikea River. The trip was a very belated birthday present for my brother and it exceeded expectations. Mark was great company for the day and was able to give great instruction to a novice...More

Thank Docdubyer
791Mark, Owner at Southern Lakes Fishing Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

It was great to take you both out fishing. It was great to teach someone like yourself new to the sport and keen to learn, and also have your brother, already converted and skilled, often wondering off to "get in the zone ". You ended...More

Reviewed 9 December 2015

My husband spent a couple of days with Mark both on the Ahuriri and Makarora Rivers which were most pleasant and rewarding. Mark spots fish well and is an excellent guide. My husband has fished with him over the last couple of years and he...More

Thank ghostsTravellers
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Me and my partner have been fishing with Mark on each of our 4 trips to NZ in the last decade, and without exception our days spent with him are the highlight of our trips. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, funny, patient and just a real...More

Thank Cruncher2014
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Mark was an outstanding, very knowledgeable guide for my visit to the Queenstown area. He was very attentive to my timing needs, my level of expertise and, most importantly, giving his client a true New Zealand fly fishing experience. He attended to all the details...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 25 March 2014

My wife and I have recently spent a full day on a guided fishing trip with Mark Buckingham, fishing one of the delightful rivers that flow into Lake Wanaka. It was an excellent day! Mark is very good company, a skilled guide, and really knows...More

Thank Vern M
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Friends said you can't go to NZ and not fish and they were absolutely right. I am a die hard fly fisherman so the wife agreed and I schedule 4 days with Mark Buckingham who was just wonderful and a delight to be with. He...More

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