Fly Fishing New Zealand

Learn the secrets of just where and how to catch large NZ trout...

from experienced, local professional New Zealand Fly Fishing Guide

Fly Fishing New Zealand?

Need a New Zealand Fly Fishing Guide for the
North or South Island?


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  • Let us help you discover the fantastic fly fishing that's available in our back yards here in New Zealand.

  • Learn the secrets of just where and how to catch large NZ trout from experienced, local professional New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides.

  • Let us share with you those secret secluded places that only a local guide could know about.

  • And it's easy, all you need to do is browse to the area you want to fish then contact the guides in that area to start planning your trip of a lifetime! And you'll be we'll on the way to catching your first large NZ trout!


New Zealand fishing at it's best


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The home of the 'Future River Fly Fishing Guides'
the Guides that are comitted to Giving Something Back to the environment

Future Rivers

Introducing Future Rivers Future Rivers is about environmentally conscious businesses working together to improve our great outdoors - we think it's a great idea - something we should all support by supporting the businesses involved

The new seaon is here - Have you booked your Guide yet?

Early reports are of good numbers of well conditioned fish, with some bigger ones about again this season. Spring has started off in an unsettled mode as is often the case, rain snow wind mixed in with some sun... with rivers being in good condition, time to get out there!

Our featured NZ Fly Fishing Guides;

Alan Campbell jions Future Rivers

Mike Kirkpatrick

Nelson Fishing Guide

Paul Macandrew

Paul Macandrew

of Aspiring Fly Fishing - Wanaka


What it means: A Future Rivers Guide

How can you be involved?
Contact us from the
FR contact page

Do you want to catch big New Zealand trout?


Do you want stunning scenery and quiet solitude?


Do you want New Zealand fly fishing guides who know what they're doing?


Then don't miss the chance to experience some of the very best fly fishing that New Zealand has available;



Book your guide today and guarantee yourself the best opportunity to catch some of our big trout!


This is the expertise that our guides will provide you with;


Our New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides

offer you guided fly fishing in the classical style of 

stalking large wild trout in the pristine streams,

 rivers and still waters of New Zealand

using dry flies & nymphs


The Guides;

Intimate local knowledge. Our guides have grown up catching NZ trout and have spent countless hours over many years exploring and searching out new rivers and streams throughout their areas. They know exactly where the trout are and how to catch them!

Our Guides are 'sight fishing' specialist. Sight fishing is our passion, it's what draws fisherman back year after year from the far corners of the world. We have the knowledge and experience to show you the way.


And "the fly fishing.....!!"

The fishing style is sight fishing, and this is what New Zealand Fly Fishing is all about and what makes it so special!! Spotting fish and watching their every move as you tempt them with your fly. Not forgetting the larger than average size by world standards. Trout in the 6 - 8 lb range are common, with some up to the magical 10 lb mark, which will gladly take well presented dry flies or nymphs.


Crystal clear mountain streams and trophy size brown and rainbow trout means that sight fishing is not only very productive, but it's a hugely exciting method of catching these wild fish. This is a new fishing style for many visiting anglers, so you will quickly want to learn 'how to do it' and start catching fish and this is where, with our experience and expertise, we can really help you to be successful.


Have a look at the photos

And the Scenery

As well as trophy trout, a fly fishing trip in the New Zealand back country is spectacularly scenic. Imagine wide open spaces with steep tussock, scrub and beech covered mountainsides running up to rocky crags, scree slopes and glacial peaks, that loom above crystal clear turquoise waters and a fisherman as he quietly guides a large rainbow to his net......


If you enjoy the quiet solitude of remote areas, being able to get away from 'the crowds' and having a stretch of river to ones self then you've come to the right place, book your guide today, and let them share with you their secret places, you'll be fly fishing amongst the scenic grandeur of back country New Zealand.


Is a Fly Fishing Guide worth the expense? well consider this;

New Zealand trout have a reputation of being large but also somewhat difficult to catch and there are plenty of stories of visiting anglers coming over for their couple of weeks of fishing holiday only to be going home again with not much to show for it. Don't make this mistake, unless you have plenty of time, and are not worried about results, you are going to need the help of an expert local guide to 'show you the way' After traveling all the way to New Zealand you'll want to be sure you go home with lots of photos and stories to share with your friends .......won't you?


I know that it's hard with so many guides advertising on the internet; How do you choose the right guide? You've never met them before and really, you'll have no idea if they are any good, know what they are doing or will they provide the quality of fishing you deserve.


We'll do our best for you;


We'll do our very best for you each day

to give you the most opportunities to catch fish,

and help you as much as we can to catch those fish'


Most importantly: Many satisfied customers: See what they say

And once you have made your choice here is some more important advice;


Give yourself enough time! It's so disappointing when a client, who has booked for a one day fishing trip, has that day rained out or the rivers are too high, and so doesn't really get to sample just how good the fishing can be. Also many fishermen take a little time to adjust to the different New Zealand fishing style. Hence I recommend you book as many days as you can.

My returning clients book 6 - 7 days on average so that tells you what they do. And that allows for some bad weather days, so hopefully out of that week of fishing, even if the weather is very bad you'll still get some good days.


Protect Our Rivers Please

and info regarding bringing fishing gear into NZ: here


Guides by name and location;