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Guided Fly Fishing Trip Options

Undoubtedly fly fishing for the wild Brown and Rainbow Trout of New Zealand’s South Island is challenging yet incredibly rewarding. These rivers and lakes boast some of the best dry fly and sight fishing in the world. This is not just fly fishing this is hunting trout and it will test your stalking and casting ability like never before. An expert guided trip is highly recommended when fly fishing New Zealand’s South Island and vast local knowledge will take you a long way toward your dream fly fishing experience.

Jake Berry and Southern Rivers Fly Fishing will cater for anglers of all levels. But if you are an experienced fly fisher it is good to have your A-Game on when you hit New Zealand’s rivers, as many anglers have witnessed how unforgiving New Zealand trophy trout are. Guide Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing offers a range of fly fishing trip options from single day fly fishing expeditions, overnight wilderness fly fishing expeditions through to the exhilarating heli fishing trips. Whatever you decide to do Jake and Southern Rivers Fly Fishing will take care of you from the moment you step off the plane to the moment you reluctantly step back on it.

When travelling to New Zealand for your dream fly fishing adventure don’t leave things to chance. Jake and Southern River Fly Fishing offer no obligation quotes for multi day fly fishing and scenic trips. All your questions about fly fishing the South Island of New Zealand will be answered and the process of planning your trip made seamless. Everybody is unique and has individual expectations of their New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Prices will be customised to these expectations and all aspects of your trip will be planned down to the last detail.

New Zealand fishing licences are additional to guide rates. Your licence options can be found on the Fish and Game NZ website or Jake your guide will assist with this information.

The Fly Fishing Season

The New Zealand fly fishing season runs from October 1st- May 31st, with the exception of some winter fishing rivers. With the back country opening from November 1st- May 31st. Early in the season rivers fish well with high numbers of trout still holding after spawning through the winter months. Trout have had little fly fishing pressure and can be more willing to take a fly. This is a great time to catch large trophy fish that have had little fishing pressure. The only thing that may dampen this pre christmas period is the weather as it can be unsettled and unforgiving. But don’t let this put you off as temperatures are mild and in the mid to late 20’s with the fishing options plentiful and electrifying.

After the Christmas period temperatures start to heat up and the weather usually settles into a regular pattern that works in favor of the fly fisherman. Through the months of January, February and March the big terrestrial dry flies start bombing the waters and this means one thing. Big dry flies and big trout. It is and exciting time of the season and is a sight fisherman’s paradise with low river flows and clearest water in the world, don’t forget your Polaroid’s. April and May are like the hidden gem of the fly fishing calendar. Still mild (15-25 degree day time temps) and very settled it provides excellent fly fishing at river mouths and into the lower stretches of these rivers. Trout are moving to these areas in preparation for winter spawning runs and are still very active on the surface as well as feasting on the large runs of whitebait at the river mouths that run into some of New Zealand’s South Island lakes.

All anglers must be 16yrs or older.

Fly Fishing Trips

Half Day Guided Fly Fishing Trips

These guided trips are perfect for first time fly fishers or those anglers who are on a tight time budget.

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  • 1 or 2 people
  • Complimentary transport (4WD) to and from your accommodation
  • Tasty snacks, hot and cold drinks provided
  • Full fly fishing equipment provided including custom flies, tippet and additional clothing (waders and footwear available in most sizes)

1 Angler/1 Guide NZD$500
2 Anglers/1 Guide NZD$550

Fly Fishing Trips

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Full day guided trips are perfect for those anglers who are looking at getting a little more remote whilst chasing wild New Zealand trout. These trips allow more travel time and open up more options when working around Mother Nature and the weather she throws at us.

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  • 1 or 2 people
  • Complimentary transport (4WD) to and from your accommodation
  • Healthy lunch and refreshments provided
  • Full fly fishing equipment provided including custom flies, tippet and additional clothing (waders and footwear available in most sizes)

1 Angler/1 Guide NZD$795
2 Anglers/1 Guide NZD$825

Overnight Fly Fishing Trips

Overnight/Multi Day Guided Fly Fishing Trips

A truly New Zealand backcountry experience for the adventurous fly fisherman. When travelling to New Zealand for your dream fly fishing adventure don’t leave things too chance.

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  • Luxury lodge accommodation
  • Private back country hut accommodation
  • Or camp out beside the river
  • Delicious wilderness cuisine and beverages provided
  • Full fly fishing equipment provided including custom flies, tippet and additional clothing (waders and footwear available in most sizes)

1 Angler/1 Guide NZD$150-$375 per night
(Price is dependent on selected accommodation)
Additional angler NZD$100 per night
Normal full day rates apply

Jake and Southern River Fly Fishing offer no obligation quotes for multi day trips.  All your questions about fly fishing the South Island of New Zealand will be answered and the process of planning your trip made seamless. Everybody is unique and has individual expectations of their New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Prices will be customised to these expectations and all aspects of your trip will be planned down to the last detail.

Fly Fishing Heli Trips

The Ultimate Fiordland/Southern Alps Heli Fly Fishing Adventure

Heli fishing is a spectacle that must not be overlooked. There is no doubt you will be blown away by the beauty that New Zealand possesses during your time here, but if you want to take it to another level then heli fishing is for you.

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This is a once in a lifetime experience that takes you to the outer limits of the South Island’s Southern Alps. Witness some of the worlds largest mountain peaks, glacier fields, river valleys and oceans from above. These trips will get you to rarely fished remote trout waters and put you into places you can only dream about. Heli fishing trips offer anglers the opportunity to cut down travel time and spend more time chasing trophy trout.

Once you have fly fished to your hearts content take a scenic flight and be witness to coastlines that are unchanged for thousands of years. Land on remote beaches and catch Crayfish to have with your choice of local wines that evening. View wild Red Stag, Chamois and Himalayan Thar through the majestic Southern Alps of the South Island New Zealand.

Full picnic lunch is provided which will include non alcoholic/alcoholic drinks and the view of your choice. Be it a cliff top ocean view or an alpine meadow Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing I will personalise it to your flavor. Ultimate Heli Trips gives you all day access to the helicopter and pilot.

Its is beyond doubt that this is the best way to see Godzone, Aotearoa or New Zealand. All prices will be inclusive of taxes, guiding fees, full quality fly fishing gear, lunches and fishing licenses.

1-2 Anglers/1 Guide

Please request a quote. Provisions for fly fishing gear are available on request.

Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Guided Heli Fly Fishing Trips

Experience the spectacular South Island scenery from the air and access remote backcountry rivers with ease. These trips are a once in a lifetime experience and showcase New Zealand’s mind blowing scenery.

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  • Drop off and pick up in personal helicopter
  • Full fly fishing equipment provided including custom flies, tippet and additional clothing (waders and footwear available in most sizes)
  • Includes Department of Conservation landing permits

Helicopter hire starts at NZD$600 and will range depending on flying time.
Normal full day rates apply.

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Beginner and Half Day Tuition

Tuition accommodates anglers who are just starting out through to the highly accomplished angler. Half day tuition packages include practical experience and time on the water fly fishing to trout.

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  • Full fly fishing equipment provided
  • Includes practical experience on the water

1 Angler/1 Guide NZD$450
2 Anglers/1 Guide NZD$250 per person

or beginner tuition/max 2 hours
1 Angler NZD$75 per/hour
2 Anglers NZD$90 per/hour

Night Fly Fishing

Guided Night Fly Fishing

A unique night time fly fishing experience that is also a highly productive fly fishing method for catching large wild brown and rainbow trout.

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  • 1 person per guide (for safety reasons)
  • Complimentary transport (4WD) to and from your accommodation
  • Full fly fishing equipment provided including custom flies, tippet and additional clothing (but excluding sturdy footwear)

1 Angler/1 Guide NZD$75 per/hour
2 Anglers/2 Guides NZD$90 per/hour
Minimum 2 hours

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Private one on one Fly Tying Clinics

Available year round. Please contact Southern Rivers Fly Fishing for more information. Price on application.

Group Fly Fishing Trips

Arrangment for Groups

Southern Rivers Fly Fishing can provide guiding for groups of up to 8 people. Accommodation, meals, transport and other activities can also be arranged as required.

Individual quotes are available.

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Booking Policy

Trip confirmation requires a 25% deposit. (Accommodation deposit may apply also)

Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, cheque, bank transfer or cash. Payment of deposit will confirm your booking. Once deposits are received a confirmation email will be sent out with trip dates and details included. Credit Card payments incur a 3.5% surcharge.

Trip cancellations made:
Before the beginning of the summer season on October 1st – deposits will be 90% refunded.
On or after October 1st deposits are non-refundable.

Trips will be cancelled under severe weather conditions where client safety and comfort is an issue. In the case of trips being cancelled by the guide your deposit will be 90% refunded. Trips will be rescheduled where possible.