Posts Tagged ‘Judy Hall’

Best Airfares to New Zealand

June 1, 2012

Judy Hall is the travel manager at Angler Adventures as well as our New Zealand expert.  I asked her some questions about booking flights and got some interested answers.   

Evan:  Judy, what’s the most common request you get from clients booking long haul flights, such as to New Zealand?

Judy:  What’s the best fare I can get on a first class ticket?  Since the flights require overnight travel, nearly every client wants to fly Business Class or First Class to get the fully reclining “sleeper seats” and first or Business Class tickets can cost up to $14,000 per person. 

Evan:  What do you recommend?

 Judy:  I used to recommend the American Express Platinum 2 for 1 travel program exclusively because it was the best deal available.  Now, there are a number of options, such as Excursion Fares or mileage programs.  I research each of the options to seek out the best fares.  It’s complicated and time consuming, but if I can save my clients thousands of dollars, it’s time well spent. 

Evan:  Is there anything else people should know making these arrangements?

 Judy:  Actually, I’d mention that this is a service we offer at no cost to our clients.  After a phone call, I do all the legwork preparing the options, and then present the client with the best currently available fare.  If they ok the flight option, I issue their tickets.  It’s a time and money saving service that’s free!

 Looking for more information?  Click here for more information on New Zealand Custom Itineraries, here for more information on why you should use a travel agent, or here for our recent newsletter on traveling to New Zealand.

New Zealand Trout Fishing

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Spring Trout Fishing in New Zealand

September 9, 2011

It’s common knowledge among traveling anglers that January and February are the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  Mostly to escape the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  Judy Hall is our expert on New Zealand and she loves traveling to New Zealand in “the spring”. 

Personally, I love New Zealand in the late spring, which in the Southern Hemisphere is mid- November and early-December.  Here are the top five reasons I love to visit New Zealand in the spring. 

  1. The fishing for both Brown and Rainbow Trout can be outstanding.  The trout are hungry and unpressured and more than willing to take a well presented fly.
  2. The weather is mild, average temperatures are in the 70’s, making stalking trout along New Zealand’s clear rivers very comfortable.
  3. Sight nymphing with Stoneflies and the beginning of New Zealand mayfly hatches.
  4. It’s not out of your price range!  Spring fishing rates and great airfares in Air New Zealand’s new luxurious cabins (http://insidestory.airnztravelagent.com//) make a fishing trip to New Zealand an affordable option.
  5. The culture: Trips to New Zealand are about more than just trout fishing.  Late spring offers the highest density of non-fishing activities and events around the cities that really showcase New Zealand. 

Getting excited?  You should call (800-628-1447) or email (Judy@angleradventures.com) Judy Hall to discuss the possibility of your trip to New Zealand.

 

Spring Brown Trout Fishing in New Zealand

One of Judy's many Spring time New Zealand Brown Trout

 

Lunch with Eve Reilly of Poronui Lodge in New Zealand

June 24, 2011

We have seats left at our luncheon at Serafina’s Restaurant in New York City on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM. If you’re in the NY area on Tuesday, please join Eve Reilly, manager at Poronui Luxury Sporting Lodge in New Zealand and Judy Hall, travel manager at Angler Adventures. For friends of Poronui and Angler Adventures, this is a great opportunity to catch up, talk fishing, and maybe win a raffle prize (several bottles of New Zealand wine will be raffled off).

Anyone attending the luncheon and books a minimum 4-night/3-day fishing package in package November 1st – December 15th, 2011 at Poronui will get a FREE helicopter fly out during their stay!

Angler Adventures and Poronui Lodge are picking up the tab – Lunch is on us! Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Judy Hall at 800-628-1447; 860-434-9624; judy@angleradventures.com to confirm your participation.

Serafina Fabulous Grill
29 East 61st Street
btw Madison & Park
New York, NY 10222
212-702-9898

Trout Fishing New Zealand

June 10, 2011

The Compleat Angler and Angler Adventures present “An Evening with Eve Reilly”.  Eve has been the manager of the legendary Poronui Ranch for 18 years.  Poronui, remotely located in the central part of the North Island of New Zealand, was recently voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 fly fishing destinations in the world, with a team of professional guides and convenient access to many of New Zealand’s best quality fishing waters.

Join Eve Reilly and Judy Hall for presentation and hear Eve’s masterful stories of the wily brown and rainbow trout fishing in the North Island (the ones that got away and the ones that didn’t).  Judy and Eve are both keen fly fishers and outdoor enthusiasts.   Please join us Monday, June 27th, 2011 at the Compleat Angler’s new location, 537 Post Road, Darien, CT, 7:00 PM

We will have some nice raffle prizes, as well as offering anyone at the presentation who books a minimum 4-night/3-day fishing package November 1st – December 15th, 2011 at Poronui will get a FREE helicopter fly out during their stay! 

For friends of Poronui and Angler Adventures, this is a great opportunity to catch up, talk fishing, and maybe win a raffle prize.  Call or email The Compleat Angler or Angler Adventures to reserve a spot, seating is limited.

Angler Adventures: 800-628-1447; 860-434-9624; Judy@angleradventures.com      

The Compleat Angler: 203-655-9400; compleatangler@optonline.net

Typical Trout Fishing at Poronui Ranch

Beautiful Water


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