Queenstown is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand and indeed the world. We get a mix of clients who come in specifically to fly fish, while others come with a partner or family and want to take the opportunity to get away into the wilderness for a day fly fishing in the incomparable beauty of the lower South Island.
No matter your experience or motivations, we can get you out onto world famous fly fishing rivers such as the Oreti, Mataura and Greenstone and many more in Southland and Otago. Local knowledge counts for so much and our team has over 30 years’ experience and intimate local knowledge including private access locations.
The wild rainbow and brown trout on these rivers can be challenging, but are so satisfying when hooked and landed. These rivers offer you the opportunity to test your fly fishing skills under conditions that sometimes demand a high level of casting skill and experience. When preparing for your adventure its good to know that useful casts include the wye cast, the steeple cast, and the flip cast all of which can be taught during your adventure.
Over the warmer months around Queenstown we have amazing opportunities for sight-fishing to beautiful wild trout on a dry fly, and the rises are unlike any other regions of New Zealand.
If you are looking for a purist fly fishing adventure where the backdrops to your photos almost outshine the trout you are holding, then Queenstown is a great starting point. Get in touch to learn more about your options.
We can customise any fishing itinerary for an amazing Taupo, backcountry, saltwater and lower South Island fly fishing adventure according to your personal preferences and experience. The New Zealand Fly Fishing Company provide all the gear, food and drink, and collect and return you to your accommodation.