Meet Sammy, your guide.

Sammy Hallington is an experienced Fly fisher and also a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. Born in 1991, Sammy was introduced to fly-fishing in 2000 by their father and has spent their entire young life chasing wild Trout.

After finishing school, Sammy found themselves Salmon farming in the beautiful town of Twizel. Casual work allowed Sammy to pursue their passion of fly-fishing and they would spend every available moment out on the water, refining their techniques and falling in love with the area they now very much call home. Sammy often disappears into the back-country for days at a time, in search of their real passion, Large Brown Trout.

Sammy has lived in Twizel for fifteen years, with their Hungarian Vizsla dog, Hebe, who may be plucked from time to time to create some deadly fishing flies!

Sammy knows the Mackenzie District and Central South Island very well. But no matter your skill level, whether you’re a day one beginner or an advanced angler, Sammy will refine your techniques and build a super fun day chasing Trout or Salmon in this beautiful part of the world.

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Flyfishing and fly tying are Sammy’s true passions in life, along with writing articles for Flylife magazine. Check out Sammy’s Instagram page Sanctuaryguiding to follow some of the adventures.

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