Brendan Shields

Based in: New Zealand 🇳🇿


Greetings! I'm Brendan Shields, a dedicated fly fishing guide based in Gore. As a proud member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guide Association, I ensure a high standard of professionalism to provide you with an exceptional guiding experience.

Expert Knowledge of Rivers and Seasons

With a deep understanding of the rivers and the seasonal dynamics that influence fly life and the feeding patterns of our wild Browns and Rainbows, I'm equipped to lead you to prime fishing spots and unforgettable encounters.

Creating Memorable Experiences

My goal is to craft a truly memorable day for you, one where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the stunning environment where Brown trout thrive. I'll dedicate time to develop your skill level and cater to your specific needs, whether it's refining casting techniques or introducing you to New Zealand stream craft.

Mastering the Art of Approaching Wild Browns

For success on New Zealand waters, knowing how to approach alert wild Browns is essential, and I'll share valuable insights and techniques to enhance your chances of a rewarding catch.

A Range of Thrilling Fishing Options

Southland boasts a plethora of fishing options, from mountain-fed freestone rivers to spring creeks, alluvial rivers, bush-clad streams, and serene lakes. With an in-depth knowledge of various locations teeming with actively feeding trout, I guarantee an engaging and exciting fly fishing adventure.

Convenient Accessibility

All lowland rivers are within a short drive of 30 to 40 minutes from Gore, while backcountry fishing spots require only one to two hours of travel, ensuring easy access to diverse and promising fishing grounds.

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Brendan Shields

Deep understanding of the rivers and seasonal dynamics
From lakes to spring creeks
Guiding available for all skill levels
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With Brendan Shields as your expert fly fishing guide, you'll receive top-notch professionalism and a wealth of knowledge on rivers and seasonal patterns. His dedication ensures a memorable and rewarding fishing experience in the picturesque landscapes of Gore, New Zealand.

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Expert advice for these species

Brendan Shields is an expert when it comes to fly fishing for these species:

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout