Fishing is available all year on the Lakes and the coast waters of the main Rivers.

The season for most Southland rivers opens on the 1st October and closes 30 April.

The rivers flowing into the Lakes are open on the 1 November and close 31 May.

There is excellent nymph and dry fly fishing all season.

Guiding Rates

Guiding rates, based upon a full day 8.30 am to 5.30 pm [negotiable], include transport to and from your accommodation, professional guiding and picnic lunch.

Quality tackle will have a surcharge. Limited footwear is available, so we advise for your comfort to bring your own boots.

Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST (goods and services tax).

$NZ 790.00 * per day 1 – 2 person max
$NZ 375.00 * per half day – 1 person
$NZ 400.00 * per half day – 2 persons

Full gear hire $50.00 per day

Non-Fishing Partners

For the non-fishing partners there is plenty to do in Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Invercargill and Stewart Island – all within easy travelling times for day trips. We are happy to help you plan your stay and make bookings for sightseeing excursions.

We can also arrange for partners to have a personal guide for shopping and sightseeing.

$NZ350 per day, plus car expenses.


Bookings are essential, so please contact us as soon as possible with preferred dates.

Confirmation of bookings will be given on receiving a 25% deposit either by personal or bank cheque, or bank transfer.


Cancellation policy for cancellations made more than thirty days in advance of booked dates, deposits, may be refunded. Refunds of full payment (less costs) may be made in exceptional circumstances.

No refunds for unused guiding days due to weather will be given.

* subject to change without notice.

Our Products
Parachute Blowfly

A superb all round dry fly mainly used as an attractor pattern »

Parachute Owaka

Not one of your more common flies but a very good one at that »

Opeti Nymph

Black fibre tail, stripped peacock herl quill for the body »

Pheasant Tail Variant

A long time favourite and very successful fly »

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