Clients and Guides equal Teamwork

Clients and Guides equal Teamwork

Fly fishing guiding has many components to making a successful day for both the client and the guide. At the end of the day it is teamwork. A good guide will work More »

Fly Fishing Queenstown early season

Fly Fishing Queenstown early season

Fly Fishing Queenstown and local area over the last month has not been the easiest in regard to the weather. The typical spring weather has been bringing thru plenty of fronts delivering More »

Fly fishing Queenstown in the heat of  New Zealand summer

Fly fishing Queenstown in the heat of New Zealand summer

As the days are long and hot fly fishing Queenstown back country can be quite arduous on the body with many kilometers covered to get some of the best fly fishing in More »

Spotting NZ Trout

Spotting NZ Trout

Spotting NZ trout is a bit of an art form in a funny way and some anglers become very adept at it, others do not. I often get asked how on earth More »

Fly Fishing Queenstown be ready for the 2011/12 season!

Fly Fishing Queenstown be ready for the 2011/12 season!

Fly Fishing Queenstown has one month to go before the 2011-2012 new season opens. Ye haa! Like fishing anywhere to be successful fly fishing Queenstown it pays to get your gear ready More »


Drift Boat Fly Fishing New Zealand

We operate a jet powered drift boat on south island rivers and lakes. The boat is Maritime New Zealand certified.

Our guides are members of New Zealand Professional Fishing Guide Association and qualified skippers under Maritime NZ rule 82.

Drift boat getting to hard to reach places

Drift boat fly-fishing is ideal for those looking for an alternative to river wading.

The boat is designed to drift down the river with the current and the rower or guide controlling the speed but he best thing is that it is a drift boat powered with an outboard motor and jet foot which enables us to navigate very shallow water both on and off the plane. This lets us start and finish from the same point with no hassle of relocating vehicles. It gives us the ability to power up and run the boat back upstream to then fish a different side of the river or even re- fish a particular section accessing water that is difficult or even impossible otherwise.

Getting to hard to reach places in the drift Boat
Getting to hard to reach places in the drift Boat

During the course of a drift boat expedition fishing can be done from the boat while drifting or with an anchor down to position the boat in the perfect location (excellent for spey and wet line fishing or spin fishing) or to give you access to disembark the drift boat and stalk and fish an inaccessible bank.

At 5m long and nearly 2m wide our boat is built for purpose and the ideal way to access water that you’ve only dreamed of…

Drift boat fishing NZ
Getting to sweet water

Day Expedition Pricing

  • Price: $900.00 NZD 1 person
              $1050.00 NZD 2 person
              $50.00 NZD Waders/boots per/person
  • Full-day ex Cromwell/Queenstown $900 0900 >1700
  • Group Size: Max 2 people
  • Included:
    Safety equipment
    Snacks, refreshments, hot & cold, a cut lunch
    Winter fishing please bring warm clothes/hat/gloves etc.
  • Not Included:
    Waders/Boots & fishing license.
  • We promote catch and release.

Not Included: Fishing license, you must have a current license to fish with us. These are obtained online at the Fish and Game website


Floating down some of the iconic and legendary South Island rivers, working the otherwise inaccessible edge water of many lakes and estuaries all with a knowledgeable guide will offer you access not only to great scenery, but great fishing as well, places that most anglers will never get to see. The drift boat is a great way to experience our magnificent rivers & lakes.

Awesome drift boat water
Awesome drift boat water

We offer extended and multi day trips such as our Southland Explorer but using the boat. These trips are based on the Southland Explorer and Road Trip Expeditions plus we take the boat along. There is an additional surcharge for the boat use of NZD 300.00 each day. Please get in contact with us for more information for multi day drift boat expeditions.

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