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Fly Fishing

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Fly Fishing

I recently got a quote for guded fly fisihng on the South Island out of Queenstown. It was high, I thought (at $800NZ/day). Any local resources that anyone knows of that could help with guiding or fly water, what is rising, etc?

Thanks for the help.

Oz
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1. Re: Fly Fishing

Hi,

Queenstown is fantastic but "touristy". Omarama and the central highlands generally have better water and arn't fished as hard.

You may find this lik of interest http://www.rodandfly.com.au/price-details

Cheers,

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If you know how to fly fish?

Your only problem is being able to spot our fish. Stalking fish takes practice and a keen eye.

I can recommend Jeff Jones as a local fly fishing guide. http://www.fishing.co.nz/

I have no idea about the rates that are charged nowadays. It has always been expensive.

Have a look at these videos http://www.fishingvideo.co.nz/index.htm after picking up the tips in these you will not need a guide , just a map and a rental.

Best time to fish is between thanks giving and Xmas.

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Rate is in right area. Remember that rates are always for 2 anglers/guide & usually include expert tuition, all tackle, lunch & transport by 4WD or boat.

Can recommend Nick Clark of Southern Trout http://www.southerntrout.co.nz/

Nick's fee $725/day

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Thanks for the quick reply. I looked at the link and got info on Tasmania, not NZ. I will look up the name of tha town you mentioned and see what I find.

I certainly would rather fish less pressured water and although I don't consider myself a cheapskate, I certainly don't want to spend more than $400 US/per day for guding, etc.

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5. Re: Fly Fishing

Oops,

Freudian slip!

Here are some that are a bit closer :-)

nzfishing.com/FishingWaters/CentralSouthIsla…

Cheers,

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Hi, you have not stated what time of the year you will be there. Also, are you only staying in the Queenstown area?

I visit the South Island every November to try my luck with the fly rod and while I do not use a guide I would sugget you use one if this is your first visit to NZ. You just can't beat the local knowledge that a guide has as what may work on one stream will not work on another as the food available changes from one river system to the next.

Check out the Fish and Game web site at www.fishandgame.org.nz this will give you plenty of information on the rivers as well as access point to each river. Well worth a long look.

Which ever way you decide to go you will enjoy your time on the water, the scenery alone is amazing.

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