Fly fishing in New Zealand

New Zealand Fly Fishing

New Zealand fly fishing may just possibly be the mecca of angling for serious fly fishers. The scenery is spectacular and the fly fishing is spectacularly good year round. It’s no wonder anglers visit New Zealand from all corners of the globe. Both the North and the South Islands have some great fly fishing for trophy sized brown and rainbow trout.

If you are looking for a fly fishing vacation of a lifetime, you will love New Zealand’s big trout, uncrowded rivers and epic scenery.

New Zealand fly fishing trips are among the most spectacular and challenging in the world. Backcountry New Zealand fly fishing trips are incredible. Explore the pristine beech forest, rivers, and towering peaks of New Zealand while you sight cast to big trout. It’s more like “Trout Hunting” than fishing. These fish are big, old and spooky, and on top of that, there aren’t a ton of them. If you are a good caster, and you’re ready to sight fish to big, hard to catch trout, this is the trip for you.

  • Customized authentic Kiwi fly fishing experience.
  • Choose from multi-day backcountry excursions or day trips.
  • You’ll be sight fishing. This is trout hunting for brown trout up to 10 lbs and rainbows up to 7.
  • In addition to the fishing, there are many other activity options in the area such as wine tours, bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, scenic flights and much more. More details can be provided on request and can be fit into your itinerary.

A giant New Zealand trout

This is a great time to be a fly fisherman in New Zealand.

We’ll help you create an authentic, custom fishing itinerary that matches your budget. There is so much to see, do and experience in New Zealand, and your time is short, so too often your vacation turns into rushed tours of the top 10 sights. Our trips aren’t like that at all. It’s about experiencing a true, unique connection with the land, people and culture while fly fishing along the way. We understand how fishing conditions change throughout the season and we give you advice based on peak fishing times. When it comes to fly fishing, we have high standards, and do our best to set realistic expectations. Call us to discover how easy it is to book your dream trip with Outdoors International.

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Second time I’ve done this particular trip. The steelhead run was awesome! The food was even better than the first time, which is hard to imagine, and our guide is the best there is! If catching big fish is your thing I highly recommend booking through Outdoors International.
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Mark Stasz with a great dorado.
We had an incredible time fishing in Mexico. We've already booked our next trip and can't wait to go back!
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Greg Pope with a Strobel Lake rainbow trout.

I expected big trout on this trip based on all the stories I've read over the years, and I was not disappointed! I broke my own personal best rainbow trout record at least SIX times on this trip, with the biggest being a 16 pound beauty.

I will be going again soon!

Greg Pope
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