Fly Fishing in
New Zealand 🇳🇿






Australia and New Zealand


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The phrase "Fly Fishing"

Fly fishing / Rere hii ika

Few places offer the exhilarating fly fishing experiences that New Zealand does. Its crystalline rivers, teeming with brown and rainbow trout, create the ideal setting for an unforgettable angling adventure. South Island, especially, is renowned for its unique sight-fishing opportunities, where crystal clear waters allow anglers to spot and stalk their quarry in broad daylight.

In New Zealand, fly fishing isn't merely an activity - it's an immersive experience. The picturesque landscapes and tranquil settings of rivers like Mataura and Clutha add a visual delight.

Respecting the environment and local regulations is paramount in New Zealand. Many rivers and lakes have specific rules, which ensure sustainability. The main fishing season runs from October through April, but some waters are open year-round. An appropriate fishing license is a must for all anglers.

Where to go fly fishing in New Zealand

Curated locations, both guided and non-guided:

Tekapo Region, Central South Island

Sight fishing in clear mountain rivers and streams


Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Tongariro River

Big trout in a big river


Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Taranaki Region

Immersive sight fishing against a picturesque backdrop



Brown Trout


Rainbow Trout

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Species you can fly fish for in New Zealand

Brown Trout


Rainbow Trout


Fly fishing guides in New Zealand

These are the guides in New Zealand that can help you exlore new waters and learn new skills.

TnT Guided Fly Fishing




Fly Fishing Adventures


Southern Rivers Fly Fishing


River Fishing New Zealand


Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing


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