Fly Fishing Options with Fly Fishing Guide Paul Macandrew
We will pick you up by 4WD from your accommodation at an arranged time[usually between 7.00am - 8.00am], and typically drive between 30 - 90 minutes to access the pristine rivers, streams and still waters that Wanaka & Southern Lakes region is renowned for. Locations will depend on both weather conditions on the day and the client’s fitness & fly fishing abilities. Options include full-day, half-day, and Multi-day fly fishing adventures.
Fishing gear and lunch provided
Delicious snacks, lunches & refreshments are provided, along with bug spray and suntan lotion. We also supply you with quality SCOTT fly rods, LAMSON reels, waders, tippet and MANIC flies if you have not brought your own gear to New Zealand. Where possible we recommend you bring your own equipment to NZ as fishing with you own gear gives you added confidence when presenting your fly to trout in the gin clear waters of NZ.
All you need to bring is a sun hat, wet weather jacket and other warm clothes for the day , even through the summer months the weather can change unexpectedly as NZ can have 4 seasons in one day!
Before you arrive in NZ...
We recommend spending time practising your basic casting techniques before arriving in NZ, as this will definetly give you an advantage through the many oppurtunities that will involve accurate presentation of your fly to the trout without excessive false casts being made. This in theory will prevent spooking or alarming the fish. Make those first casts count as you may not get a second chance with many NZ trout as they are very unforgiving of poorly presented flies.
The water clarity is exceptional in NZ , especially the peak summer months during lower summer flows, and wary trout can see out as well as guide and client can see in! A slow stealthy approach is essential if you are to have any chance of deceiving one of these splendid fish.
Full-day Trips (Please check current pricing with Paul)
Full day guided fly fishing trip for 1-2 people.
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in an air-conditioned 4WD
- Delicious snacks, lunch & refreshments provided
- Quality equipment, and flies & tippet for local conditions
- Day typically is 8am - 6pm
- Rate: $700.00 for 1 angler / $725.00 for 2 anglers
- Access remote back country rivers and streams with ease.
- See the majestic ssouthern alps and ancient New Zealand forests from above
- Picnic lunch and refreshments provided
- Quality equipment - rods, reels, waders, tippet and flies
- Price inclusive of Dept of conservation landing fees
- Helicopter hire cost is dependent on flying time to chosen locations
- Contact Paul for more information or a quote
Wanaka boasts fantastic backcountry fly fishing opportunities in wild remote areas, and this is what we love doing! 4WD, helicopter, or hiking access, these are fly fishing experiences for the Angler who has an addiction as large as ours!
Whether its luxury lodge accommodation or basic backcountry huts, we will customize the trip to suit you. Paul, a qualified chef will cook you unique NZ backcountry dinners, while you enjoy a local beer or wine and discuss the day’s fishing.
NZ Fishing licenses
Please note, you must have a NZ fishing licence to fish in New Zealand . We can easily organise this for you on the day at an additional cost of $22.50 per 24hr licence or $113 per full season licence.
If you're going to be Fly Fishing the Wanaka area then
Phone +64 3 443 5053
Mobile +64 21 500 669