Experience top-tier Brown Trout fly-fishing in New Zealand's Nelson region with your professional guide, Mike Kirkpatrick, at Latitude Guiding. Explore Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Nelson Lakes, and Lewis Pass regions during the fishing season.
Mike Kirkpatrick heads Latitude Guiding, offering guided tours in the most breathtaking fly-fishing landscapes. With a background in hunting and trout fishing, Mike's deep love for the South Island's ruggedly beautiful backcountry, nurtured since his youth, brings a personal touch to his tours. His goal? Taking clients fishing in postcard-perfect locations for unforgettable experiences. Nelson's Mediterranean-style climate, abundant waterways, and stunning scenery offer dream-like fly-fishing trips. Mike's familiarity with the region ensures no spot is left unexplored in your quest for Brown trout.
Nelson's abundant rivers and waterways provide an unparalleled fly-fishing playground. The diversity in water clarity from tannin-stained West Coast to the crystal-clear headwaters of Kahurangi National Park guarantees a unique fishing experience at every turn.
Mike, an NZPFGA member, leverages his lifelong knowledge of the Nelson region to guide you in hunting large, often trophy-sized, trout. His passion for fly-fishing ensures every trip, whether by hiking, 4x4 or helicopter, is curated for the best possible experience.
Whether it's a half-day local fishing, two-day excursion with overnight stay, or a three-day wilderness trip, Mike's flexible packages cater to your needs. If time-bound, he can arrange quick helicopter access to remote areas.
Receive news and updates about everything that Latitude Guiding has to offer.
Mike Kirkpatrick offers highly customized guiding services, leveraging his extensive knowledge of New Zealand's diverse waterways to deliver unique fly-fishing experiences. From hunting trophy trout in pristine wilderness areas to exploring hard-to-reach spots via hiking, 4x4 or helicopter, Mike designs every adventure to meet the specific needs and desires of his clients. His unwavering commitment to offering professional and friendly service ensures each trip is not only successful but also memorable, regardless of your skill level or fishing preferences.
Latitude Guiding is an expert when it comes to fly fishing for these species: