Fly Fishing New Zealand

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Fly Fishing New Zealand


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Fly Fishing New Zealand


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Guided Fly Fishing Tours from Methven

The Glacial salmon waters of the upper Rakaia River

Daily guide service includes;

  • A full day of guided fly fishing with a NZPFGA professional fly fishing guide.

  • Helpful tips on fishing techniques and styles.

  • Transport is by a modern fully licensed 4x4 and/or by jet boat.

  • Lunch and refreshments.

  • Fishing equipment as required.

Stunning vistas await fly fishermen visiting the Canterbury region


Guided Tour Suggestions

Guided fly fishing tours usually start with a pick up from Christchurch International Airport and are tailored to meet your needs and can be of any duration. Some suggestions;

2 day Familiarisation tour;

Familiarise yourself with the local New Zealand fishing styles while enjoying some excellent sport.5-10 days

"The Best of Canterbury"

Recommended for the serious sports person. Fish our best local waters, specific locations will depend on current weather and river conditions. The aim is to give you a comprehensive taste of our regions fly fishing. Packages including accommodation are available

Beginners pack;

A fly fishing course spread over three to five days where you learn the skills required to A nice 7lb browniebecome a competent fly fisher. We look at the fundamentals of fly casting, how to spot, hook, play and land your fish, flies and insect life, tactics, river craft and conservation.

Camping/Tramping trips;

Visit an isolated backcountry location to fish infrequently visited water. Being out in the great out doors, in the middle of the Southern Alps is what this is all about, experiencing fishing the Kiwi way. Access is by 4x4, Helicopter or by tramping.

Salmon Fishing;

An opportunity to catch the King of the New Zealand Rivers. The size of these fish will set your heart racing. All salmon fishing is by jet boat and is generally on the Rakaia River. Be prepared for an early start as it's best to be on the water at first light.

Heli Fishing

Option 1 - Local rivers;

Locally helicopters can be used for quick access to local rivers. Note that most of these river are accessible by 4x4 and are not truly remote rivers.

Option 2 - Remote rivers, road trip;

We base ourselves close to some remote river systems from where we can fly into different rivers by the day or fly in and camp over night or for several days.

Pictures from a recent heli trip into a high quality, remote, New Zealand fly fishing river



Al Kircher
37 Lochhead Crescent
Methven 7730
New Zealand
P  03 302 9055
C  027 601 3519

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