Single Day Trips

2020/21 Fly Fishing the South Island

Learn how to target those tricky South Island trout in crystal clear water. Unlike anywhere in the world, sight-fishing is the name of the game, stalk and hunt your target in crystal clear water. 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. The rivers we fish are in the small-medium range, with waters ranging from impressive mountain freestone rivers to meandering willow lined streams, all inhabited by large trout!

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. Trout-hunting as we call it involves a lot of hiking up river, so be prepared for a good day on your feet. The day is suitable for both new anglers looking at improving their skill and experienced anglers looking to hook that fish of a lifetime.


Due to Covid-19 border closures, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fish the South Island with no foreign anglers present. With 85,000 foreign angler days last year, this season is going to be for the locals for the first time in decades. Make the most of this amazing opportunity and explore take time to explore the some of the best fly fishing in the world!

30% OFF Full day: NZ$700 (only $230-$350 per angler!)

Includes all fishing gear, waders/boots and transport for 1-3 anglers

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

25% OFF Half Day: NZ$500 (only $170-$250 per angler!)

Includes all fishing gear, wader/boots and transport for 1-3 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
  • Fishing licences not included. From NZ$35pp per/day


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