Qualifications

Feel free to relax and enjoy your guided fishing experience with New Zealand’s leading guide. Ian Ruthven is highly experience and trained to keep you safe and to provide a top quality service for your enjoyment. Take a look at all the qualifications and certifications provided:

  • NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association, Registered Guide
  • NZ Registered Senior Raft Guide
  • NZ Registered Ambulance Paramedic
  • CD Pro Network member (which tests and provides feedback on CD-Rods and other CD products)
  • Qualified NZ Outdoor Instructor Assn (NZOIA)
  • Mountaineering/ Alpine Instructor Level 2 (Assessor)
  • Rock Climbing Instructor Level 2 (Assessor)
  • Kayaking Instructor Level 2 (Assessor)
  • Bush Craft Instructor Level 2 (Assessor)
  • NZ Canoe Assn River Rescue Level 2 (Assessor)
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician Level 1
  • Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation -Team Leader
  • Avalanche Safety Level 1,Otago Polytechnic
  • Risk Management Trained, Auckland College of Education
  • NZOIA Risk and Outdoor Safety Management Trainer/Advisor
  • NZ Coast Guard Boat Masters