New Zealand Fishing

This destination is the definition of exceptional. Personally validated, we believe this fishing trip is one of the most exquisite in the entire world.

This outfitter privately owns a 50,000 acre parcel of wilderness providing guests with exclusive access to prime fishing rivers in the Southern Alps. In addition to this, the outfitter holds independent concessions to fish on conservation lands covering some four million acres including National Parks and world heritage areas. Oxygen and nutrient rich glacier fed alpine streams and rivers produce fish that are in strong condition ensuring that setting the hook is only half the challenge. Gin-clear water allows early spotting of fish. This clarity however means that whilst anglers can see the fish, the fish can also see the angler. Spot and stalk is the method of choice and by far the most exciting. Anglers often use dry fly, streamer and nymph techniques on the same stretch of water.

The lodge is only accessible by helicopter, and is very comfortable with an outstanding food, spirits and wine selection. All meals and accommodation are included in the daily rates. Camp consists of 5 individual chalets that all have a walkway to the main lodge, where community style meals are served. The meals are prepared by one of their 5-star chefs that they fly in on rotation from top restaurants around the world, and they have a menu each night with a few different options for each course so it’s not a one-size fits all type of mentality.

South Island river fishing opens at the beginning of October and runs through to the end of April. This season is characterised by distinct periods which present quite different fishing conditions and challenges to the angler. Most of the major lakes can be fished on a year round basis with varying levels of activity.

Fish Species:

  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout

October – April

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