My name is Quentin Forster.
Owner operator of Troutseekers Guiding New Zealand.
I am a fully licensed fly fishing guide and member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association, located in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.
My life has been full of adventure. I love to travel and see new places. I'm always up to try new things and love challenging myself to be better at what ever I am doing. My working life has always involved using my hands. Qualified as both a joiner craftsman and an engineering fitter / machinist, I love to make things from start to finish. Seeing something through to the end gives me great satisfaction.
My desire to guide people from overseas and show them the real New Zealand experience drives me to continue to develop as an angler and as a guide. For me its about the quality of the experience.
I have an amazing wife and two small children who keep us both very busy. Watching them grow and develop is just amazing. Being a Dad is the most challenging and rewarding thing in the world. Kids bring so much happiness to a home. There is never a dull moment thats for sure.
I have devoted countless days of my life to learning the craft of fly fishing in this country. Many hours have been invested in fly casting, hand tying flies and chasing trout all over the South Island. My life has been very much dominated by my love for the outdoors and being on the water. It's what makes me feel alive.
I'm a hard working guide and will make every effort to deliver the fishing trip you dream about.
Client satisfaction is very important to me and above everything else is the need to make quality memories that will last a life time. Not many anglers get to return year after year so if you only get one shot to experience fly fishing for wild trout in the South Island then you need to choose a solid guide with a great attitude and expert skill level who can help make your dream a reality.
"Had a great day on the water with Quentin. He is a complete professional. We consulted on the experience I was after and he nailed the call on which water to fish. We landed several beauties with his expert fish spotting and fly selection skills. And he is a great guy to spend a day with to boot. Five stars."
"Had an epic day with Quentin. I have fished with many guides over many years. I would easily put him in my top five. Easy going guy, fun to be with, knows his stuff, works very hard to get you into fish, and his ability to spot fish is the best I have ever witnessed. If you are coming to the South Island, he should be your first inquiry."
My preference is to guide in wilderness areas away from the crowds where you can see the beauty this country is famous for.
I look forward to hearing from you and being able to share some time together on the water soon!