Within and around the confines of Fiordland National Park, amid towering peaks, flow the clearest rivers inhabited by large wild Brown and Rainbow trout.
Fiordland Lodge offers guided fly fishing in both Fiordland and neighboring Southland with experienced professional guides. With in excess of 30 rivers and streams all within 1.5 hours drive of the Lodge there is an abundance of options. From well populated fisheries that are perfect for both novice and intermediate to world class trophy fisheries to challenge the most advanced anglers, Fiordland Lodge proudly caters to anglers of all ability.
Experience true wilderness fishing amongst stunning scenery on remote rivers in Fiordland. (Optional helicopter fly ins direct from the Lodge), or try back country fishing via 4WD. We also offer drift fishing and jet boat fishing where we use jet boats to fish the Waiau river for eith half or full day fishing experiences. Fiordland Lodge can organise multi-day trips for a variety of water and scenery: an unforgettable experience each day.
- New Zealand Fly Fishing Wilderness Rivers
- Catch & Release
- Personal Service
- Fishing Tackle Supplied if Required
If you are contemplating a fishing vacation to New Zealand, please contact us and we will share with you time on the river amongst breath-taking scenery, clear, clean water, and pure fresh air. We will also tailor a day around you individually whether a family just looking to spend some quality time on the river or an experiened angler looking for that world class trophy experience.
Our hand picked team of guides are all members of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. They are permitted to guide on all waters and in addition are trained in Health and Safety to ensure your day is not only exceptional but your safety is paramount throughout.
As we are based in Te Anau, most of our fishing is in the Fiordland and Southland regions, though we do travel further afield when required.?There are over thirty rivers and streams within 1 hour 30 minute's travel of Te Anau. They vary from small spring fed streams to moderate sized rivers. The mountains of Fiordland New Zealand are clothed in rich rain forest and here true wilderness fishing is as good as it gets. During settled weather, the rivers run clear, and large brown and rainbow trout can be seen cruising in deep pools.
Away from the mountains and forest, the rivers flow across farm land with an ever changing landscape. Access along the river banks is somewhat easier than in the mountains and good stocks of both brown and rainbow trout abound. We operate modern equipment and jet boats for access to the rivers and use only reputable licensed aircraft companies for heli-fishing.
You do not need to bring anything as we provide you with the following:
- Quality Fishing Rods and Tackle
- Hand Tied Flies
If you prefer to use your favorite fishing tackle that is fine- many people do. We recommend a 9 foot 5 or 6 weight rod, a reel capable of holding plenty of backing (there are some big fish out here), and line in either dark olive or grey colour. Dress code is very definitely casual, but more important is the fact that colours should be dull and of earth tonings to blend in with the local landscape. Our temperaturesin the summer are between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius (some days cooler and some warmer).
Water temperatures are generally cool and early in the season some waters may be as low as 8 or 9 degrees Celsius climbing to 16 or 17 in mid-summer.
Full Day Fishing with a private guide in rivers accessed by boat and private vehicle...$1395 (rate for 1 -2 people), extra person $150
Full Day Helicopter Fishing...$900 for guide plus from $1500 helicopter (this is dependent on location and will be clearly decided, discussed and communicated with you prior)
Half Day Jet Boat Fishing the Waiau River...$695 based on 2 people, extra person $75
Prices valid until April 2022
- Includes fishing guide, any fishing tackle required, plus lunch except on half day fishing. Day fishing licenses additional: $34 per person 18 years and over.