Fly Fish the Deep South with Michael Vetters

The Brown Trout Capital of the World

Numerous Rivers and Streams to choose from

Introducing Fly Fishing Guide Michael Vetters Te Anua, Southland.


Michael enjoying himself with a top Southland Trout(Michael has recently moved his base to Te Anua to take advantage of the superb fishing on offer in that area whilst still maintaining a base in Gore so is guiding out of both locations as required)

Hi I'm Michael Vetters, a fly fishing guide based in Gore; the "Brown Trout Capital Of The World"

I have been fishing since the young age of 8 when I received my first rod for Xmas from my uncle.

I caught my first fish on my first day and have been hooked ever since. I obtained my first fly rod when I was 13 not long after I learnt to tie my own flies to suit rivers I was fishing.

I am currently and have been since I started fishing, a member of the local angling club which has seen me out on the rivers in all sorts of weather conditions and locations which gave me the drive to catch more and bigger fish. So naturally I have built up an extensive knowledge of what is my backyard - Southland.

You'll find me in my spare time at the river looking for more great fishing spots and chasing after those elusive trout.


Let Michael introduce you to the secrets of the Mataura River
and its surrounding area;


Contact Michael;

Flyfish the South
13 Waverly Street
Gore 9710
New Zealand 

Phone: (03) 208 1804 
Intl: +64 3 208 1804
Cell: 027 226 5831



Gore - Southland
The Brown Trout Capital of the World!