By Max Salzburg

Cedar Lodge, New Zealand with Simon Gawesworth

February 12 - 19, 2024

Join Far Bank’s Education and Engagement Manager Simon Gawesworth for a week of prime time helicopter sight fishing for trophy brown trout at New Zealand’s premier pure fly-out lodge.

Group size: 6 anglers + Simon Gawesworth


  • February 12: Arrive Queenstown, transfer to Cedar Lodge
  • February 13 – 18: Six full days of helicopter fishing. Each guest will have to opportunity to fish with Simon one day.
  • February 19: Depart Cedar Lodge

Rate: $11,910 per person based on double occupancy for
a 7 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, six
days of guided fishing (two anglers per guide), Sage and RIO Products demo
gear, casting help and tips upon request from Simon if/when possible, Wine and beer

Not Included: International and domestic airfare, transfers
to/from Cedar Lodge, gratuities, fishing license

Meet Simon Gawesworth

Suggested New Zealand Gear

In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better. For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water. Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family. As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.