THE EXPERIENCE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
The Waiau River is truly one-of-a-kind. Teeming with Brown and Rainbow Trout and bordering Fiordland National Park, the Waiau combines low fishing pressure with extraordinary Mayfly hatches for a fly fishing experience that’s truly world class yet often underrated. A larger waterway; our highly experienced guides break the Waiau down and fish it like a small river. We know the Waiau like the back of our hands, and trout here are anything but hook-shy! Dotted with islands, beaches and eddies that are impossible to reach on foot, we use custom-built boats to navigate to the river’s best fishing spots, sometimes fishing from the boat drift-style if the client wishes. Don’t be put off by the use of the jet boat, trout on the Waiau are forgiving and settle fast once the boat has moved through and these boats are by far the superior method of maneuvering around this river.
This is a great fit for anglers looking for an outstanding fly fishing adventure and particularly those who aren’t able to walk as far as they used to. It’s also a perfect river for those just getting to know fly fishing or trying it for the first time – our guides are friendly and patient providing essential tuition on the river.
Fiordland Wilderness Fly Fishing – This is the trout fishing people come to NZ for; backcountry, remote and stunning landscapes. Gin-clear water offering up outstanding sight fishing for mountain river bred Brown and Rainbow Trout. Helicopter or water taxi into Fiordland National Park and access these exceptional and unpressured fishing locations. The complete fishing and backcountry experience clients are hoping for; outstanding trout fishing, exceptional landscapes, and experienced hard-working guides ensures a trout fishing adventure to remember.