Fly Fishing Guide Paul McLauchlan

over 25 years fly fishing experience

Fly Fishing Tekapo and the McKenzie Basin

Introducing Fly Fishing Guide Paul McLauchlan of Glendeer Fly Fishing

Paul McLauchlan, Fly Fishing Guide for the Mackenzie CountryGuiding through the Mackenzie Country - Tekapo - South Canterbury


Registered Member of the New Zealand Professional Fly Fishing Guides Association


As like most of the fly fishing guides in the New Zealand's professional fishing guides association, trout fishing was taken up at a very early age and for me, most weekends were spent with the family on the shores of Lake Ohau in the Mackenzie lakes districts South Island, fishing to cruising fish on the lake edge (great fun). Before long the art of fly fishing took a grab on me and with this an urge to explore the South Island's great back country rivers and streams was to follow.

In my early years any spare time was spent travelling to new fly fishing locations and exploring these remote rivers in the highlands and often this meant plenty of big hikes. For as long as I have known the affect that a river valley has on an angler can be somewhat overwhelming and time is easily lost as the urge tMackenzie Brown Trouto find out what pool lies ahead and on around the next bend or if that small hidden side valley has a big enough stream to hold fish, exploring these valleys is something an angler will find it hard to tire of.

I have now had over 25 years fly fishing experience and with this comes an extensive knowledge of some of the South Islands finest fly fishing, and trout fishing locations in New Zealand, and its these remote back country rivers that are the heart of our fly fishing guiding operations. We believe here at Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides that with our extensive time spent trout fishing and guiding in these hidden river valley's that we have a greater understanding and knowledge than most on all aspects of fly fishing , trout behaviour, insect/entomology, weather patterns and most important river conditions all helping to insure a rewarding fly fishing and trout fishing time for all.A good Mackenzie Country fish

Guiding has been a full time job for me for the last 5 years and my guiding experience stems back to the late 90s. There are many great benefits to being a New Zealand fly fishing guide: meeting anglers from around the globe, hiking in the back country's maze of mountain rivers and streams but like most anglers/guides its always great to see a well presented fly taken by a trout off the top in a scenic mountain setting with one of your fellow anglers or clients, it is a picture you will lock in to your memory banks for a long time. I hope you enjoy our New Zealand fly fishing guide website. If you would like any further information please feel free to contact me directly using our fly fishing enquiries page.

Kind regards


Paul McLauchlan

Professional Fly Fishing Guide

Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides

Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand