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 »



South Island Accommodation Links


Lumsden Hotel

Located on the main street of Lumsden the fully renovated hotel provides old world country hospitality with spotless, airy rooms, a generous guest lounge, a warm and welcoming bar and a large relaxing garden. Great food is available from our kitchen at almost any hour and picnic lunches can be provided. Only an hour by car from Queenstown, Te Anau or Invercargill the hotel is surrounded by spectacular rivers, mountains and forest.


Oreti river house logo

Oreti River House is a very comfortable, self contained house in the center of Lumsden. Fully renovated it provides old charm with modern facilities.

Rod and Wheelhouse

Rod and Wheel House is fully renovated and provides four cosy bedrooms with a rimu paneled lounge/dining room and kitchen with all modern facilities right in the heart of Lumsden.

Fiver Rivers Retreat 

Staying at Five Rivers Retreat near Lumsden gives the angler endless opportunities to explore and fish, from  nymphing mayfly imitations on the Mataura River to fishing terrestrial patterns such as blowfly or cicada to large trophy browns on the Upper Oreti River.







Weather and River Conditions Links

NZ Met Service

Enviro South

Otago River Reports

West Coast River reports


NZ Rental 4WD Fishing Vehicles Links


Overland 4WD have no restriction on where you can go – providing safe, reliable and versatile vehicles to tackle all types of New Zealand terrain – great for getting to top trout fishing locations.


Helicopter Operators Links



Helitours Queenstown



Heliworks  – Queenstown New Zealand



NZ Fishing Equipment Links

Manic Tackle Project - Scott Rods, Airflow lines and heaps of other awesome stuff!


Fly Shop New Zealand – great online shop for all your New Zealand Fly Fishing needs

Fishermans LoftChristchurch’s premier specialist fishing tackle store and anglers outfitters, centrally located in the South Island of New Zealand and the closest to Christchurch’s International Airport. We carry an extensive range of freshwater and saltwater equipment from fly rods and reels to game fishing gear and everything in between.



Awesome Activities in the South Island Links

Guided Walks and Snowshoeing

Sunrise BalloonsQueenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it’s even better during a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast

Excellent jetboat trip on the South Island's West coast


Fly Tying Links


NZ Clothing and Apparel Links


New Zealand Property Links


Erskine + Owen


North Island Accommodation Links


Skiing Links


Southern Lakes Heli Ski


NZ Fishing Guiding Links


NZ Hunting Guiding Links



Southern Lakes Hunting Guides

International Fishing Links

Carlin Bamboo - The finest Bamboo rods going


Troutu –  mission is to efficiently provide useful, relevant information and products to trout fishermen with all levels of experience, while promoting catch and release trout fishing as a family sport

Key West Fishing – Key West’s most complete fishing charter and reservations service on the Net sponsored by Local Key West Captains

Fly Fishing Equipment – Information and resources on fly fishing equipment and gear.

Fly Fishing in Thailand – Mahseer Fly Fishing in Thailand

Afternoon Delight – Sport Fishing Charter Boats, Key West Fishing Florida Keys

Virginia Beach Fishing – Come and enjoy a fun day of Virginia Beach fishing for marlin, wahoo, sailfish, dolphin, and inshore species like trophy striper with Captain Dan McClarren of the charter boat Long Time Com’n.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing – Come and enjoy a fun day of Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing aboard the Happy Day Today with the top Florida fishing charter skipper, Captain Tom Zsak who will put you right on the fish today!

Chesapeake Beach Fishing – Offers Chesapeake Bay fishing charters from Chesapeake Beach to Baltimore for striper, spot, croaker, and much more.


Alaska fishing lodge fly-in trips

Alaska fishing lodge all-inclusive vacations: fly in river
fishing trips for salmon, trout, spin and Alaska fly fishing plus special
adventure packages, float trips and fishing packages.


FlyFishiliciousFly Fishing Gear Reviews and Info



International Hunting Links

Call of the Wild



Directory Links

NZ Webz Directory

NZ Directory - Searching New Zealand

Business Directory for Queenstown, New Zealand



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