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The Guide's Company

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The Guides Company’s mission is to discover remote water with uneducated fish. The next step is to unlock the code on the best season, tide and technique to provide our clients with the best opportunity in feeding the fish.The Guides Company offers a range of services that include fully guided trips to diverse locations, partnered destinations or tailored made trips to satisfy your urge. The Guides Company can recommend and provide the full range of all your tackle to best suit your requirements. The world has only a hand full of unexplored fishing destinations left to explore, and the guides company is on the front line of discovering and exploring these areas to provide a fishing experience that you will never forget! Don’t hesitate to call or email. We look forward to fishing with you.


Location: Our fly fishing tours take you to the most prestigious destinations around South Africa to make the most from your catch!

About your host at The Guide’s Company: Arno Matthee, Founder. Arno has fished and guided all over the world for the past 25 years. While guiding on the world famous Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, Arno decoded the elusive milk fish by developing the fly (Arno’s milky dream) and the technique to target these magnificent fish on fly. Arno has developed several other innovative fly patterns for different species, like the GT flashy profile, crab patterns and freshwater flies. He has written several articles on various species like tarpon, indo pacific permit, milkfish, yellow fish and fly tying. He has appeared on the cover of magazines like Wild on the Fly, Complete fly fisher man and fly fishing in Salt water.Arno is an explorer that continuously pushes the boundaries to open up new and exiting fisheries. He was instrumental in exploring atolls like Cosmoledo and Prvidence in the Seychelles. Arno has been exploring central West Africa for the past 7 years, targeting the worlds biggest tarpon on fly.

Fishing experience at The Guide’s Company: The Guides Company will be hosting day trips for your favorite species and during the next few months we will be targeting Large-mouth yellow fish on the Vaal River, big brutal barbel in the shallows, boss bass and creeping carp. We will take these specialized species hunts into new depths expanding your understanding of them through new and old techniques.If you have a favorite species or just want to challenge your fly fishing skills on a new species or new body of water just let us know of your quest and we will make it a memorable reality with our knowledge of and access to new and private waters all within a reasonable drive of Johannesburg. From deadly drifts for large mouth yellows to skinning stalked cats on the flats we can provide the perfect one day fly fishing fix, midweek or weekend to put an end to your urge. Click here for quick link country guide.

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price per person per day
Price includes
Return flight Mahé – Farquhar - Mahé , 7 nights onboard ,Shared accommodation , All meals ,Landing and mooring fees, 6 days guided fishing
Price does not include
International flights , Overnight accommodation on Mahé if needed , Ground Transfers on Mahé , Tackle & Flies , Gratuities , Alcohol , Personal Expenses
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Terms of payment
A group reservation requires an initial deposit of 50% per group, to be received within 7days of invoicing. Individual reservations require a 50% deposit within 7 days of invoicing. Four (4) months prior to departure 100% of the total amount is due. If a booking is made less than 90 days prior to departure full payments is due immediately. NOTE: the “Providence Terms and Conditions” waiver must be completed and sent to the respective booking agent before a booking can be accepted. The Guide’s company holds the right to cancel a booking at any time, if the client/participant refuses or fails to complete the “Providence Terms and Conditions” act whereupon the normal cancellation policy, as initiated by client/participant will apply.
If a cancellation is made 120 or more days prior to departure, 30% of the charter rate shall be forfeited. Copyright The Guide’s Company 2010 9 91-119 days prior to departure, 50% of charter rate shall be forfeited. 90 days or less prior to departure, full individual charter rate shall be forfeited. Reservation for which payment are not received on time are subject to cancellation 7 days after notification. In case of cancellation by The Guide’s Company for reasons beyond their control, money received by the Guide’s Company will be allocated to a different trip or paid back in full to the client at their request. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Note All Cancellations must be made in writing. Once a deposit is received, all revisions are subject to a US$70 handling fee. The ship reserves the right to cancel a sailing due to bad weather conditions.

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