Single Day Trips

Single day trips are great for those that are short on time but still want to experience what New Zealand Fly Fishing has to offer. The day will begin out of Wanaka or Queenstown where you will be picked up from your accomodation and from there we head towards the chosen water for the day. Standard drive time is 30 to 90 minutes each way. We will be walking throughout the day, so be prepared for a good day on your feet. The day is suitable for both new and experienced anglers.

The rivers we fish are in the small-medium range, with waters ranging from impressive mountain freestone rivers to meandering willow lined streams. In general the South Islands rivers are mostly inhabited by Brown Trout although Rainbows can be found in some places. Most fish we spot will range between 3-6lb mark, however there is also the possibility of coming across much larger fish in certain places. The normal fishing season runs from October – May with each month offering something interesting and different.


Full day: NZ$850 (for 1 – 2 Anglers)

6-8 hours of river time + 1-2 hours of travel

Half Day: NZ$650  (for 1 – 2 Anglers)

3-4 hours of river time + 1 hour travel (ex Wanaka only)

Rates include:

  • Up to 2 Anglers (Additional anglers and larger group pricing available on request)
  • Private Fly Fishing Guide
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • All fly fishing gear
  • 4wd transport
  • Wader/boots can be hired for an additional NZ$50pp per/day. 
  • Fishing licences can be arranged from NZ$40pp per/day