Marlene and Craig Skeet

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MARLENE SKEET
Well respected as a fishing guide both internationally and in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, Marlene began angling in her early 20s. A desire to become part of the fly fishing world and creating a livelihood from her Maori river heritage led her to settle in the wilderness of our pristine back country rivers.

Marlene waded in as a guide where women were not represented in the field and now has made her mark as a respected guide on the rivers she knows so well. Joining the Riverworks Pro Team, Marlene feels reassured with both the fit and performance of gear made to be as much a part of our back country rivers as she is.

Her successes have been numerous and you could say have become a feather in her cap. Actually you are more likely to see a fly in her cap, the feather belongs in her Korowai (cloak) representing her culture and her affinity with the rivers of Aotearoa.

CRAIG SKEET
Craig also has a long angling history starting very young and continuing throughout his 21 year career. Hunting and fly fishing were his favourite pastimes which made stepping into to support increased guiding demands on Marlene an easy step.

Running their Puketitiri fishing lodge and home in the Kaweka Ranges required at least one great cook and Master Chef Craig can take the credit for the energy and ingenuity required to delight guests and clients.

Craig says that living in Puketitiri provides access to a vast array of back country trout waters to suit both Kiwi and international anglers. Twenty one years  in the Hawkes Bay Search and Rescue squad has made his knowledge of the area akin to the back of his hand and these days he has traded finding people with knowing where the trout are to be found.

This couple are passionate and knowledgeable about fly fishing, you get that as soon as you meet them. Working together and independently with individuals, couples and groups in their guiding work, Craig and Marlene love where they live, love what they do and we look forward to hearing more about them as they share their adventures with us here at Riverworks.

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