Fly Fishing

New Zealand Fly Fishing Trips

Undoubtedly fly fishing for wild Brown and Rainbow Trout of New Zealand’s South Island is challenging yet incredibly rewarding. New Zealand rivers and lakes boast some of the most exciting dry fly and sight fishing in the world. This isn’t just fly fishing, this is hunting trout that will test your stalking and casting ability like never before. An expert guided trip is highly recommended when fly fishing New Zealand’s South Island as vast local knowledge will take you a long way toward your dream fly fishing experience.

  • Trophy brown and rainbow trout
  • Pristine wilderness rivers and incredible scenery
  • Private and professional guiding – single or multi day
  • Remote wilderness and helicopter accessed rivers
  • Private back country accommodation
  • Safe and reliable guides
  • Delicious lunches included

The New Zealand Adventure Company offers a range of fly fishing trip options from single day fly fishing and overnight wilderness fly fishing expeditions through to the exhilarating heli fishing trips. Whatever you decide to do The New Zealand Adventure Company will take care of you from the moment you arrive to the moment you reluctantly step back on the plane. When traveling to New Zealand for your dream fly fishing adventure don’t leave things to chance. Get in touch with The New Zealand Adventure Company professionals and let them make it happen.

Guiding rates start from $550 NZD

Advanced bookings are highly recommended to ensure that you secure your opportunity to experience world-class New Zealand fly fishing and to avoid the disappointment of guide unavailability. Season bookings do fill 12 months in advance especially for the months of January through to April.



The New Zealand fly fishing season runs from October 1st- May 31st, with the exception of some winter fishing rivers. With the back country opening from November 1st- May 31st. Early in the season rivers fish well with high numbers of trout still holding after spawning through the winter months. Trout have had little fly fishing pressure and can be more willing to take a fly. This is a great time to catch large trophy fish that have had little fishing pressure. The only thing that may dampen this pre christmas period is the weather as it can be unsettled and unforgiving. But don’t let this put you off as temperatures are mild and in the mid to late 20’s and the fishing electrifying.

After the Christmas period temperatures start to heat up and the weather usually settles into a regular pattern that works in favor of the fly fisherman. Through the months of January, February and March the big terrestrial dry flies start bombing the waters and this means one thing. Big dry flies and big trout. It is and exciting time of the season and is a sight fisherman’s paradise with low river flows and the clearest water in the world, don’t forget your Polaroid’s. April and May are like the hidden gem of the fly fishing calendar. Still mild (15-25 degree day time temps) and very settled it provides excellent fly fishing at river mouths and into the lower stretches of these rivers. Trout are moving to these areas in preparation for winter spawning runs and are still very active on the surface as well as feasting on the large runs of whitebait at the river mouths that run into some of New Zealand’s South Island lakes.

Start planning your New Zealand experience of a lifetime. Email or call The New Zealand Adventure Company direct for more information on your customised New Zealand adventure. No obligation quotes and basic itineraries are available on request.

“Jake Berry is an outstanding fly fishing guide with all of the attributes of a “kiwi guide” who are the best in the trout fishing world. He has the most important ability to see fish, to sight and spot a trout and point it out (most US anglers have not developed the skill to sight trout in moving water).
He is really fun to fish with and has the perfect personality for a guide. He does it all and very well.
I have fished all over the world and fished in New Zealand many times over the past 25 years (and with Jake on repeat occasions) to experience the unique kiwi style of sight fishing for trout. I am confident in giving Jake Berry my highest recommendation to fellow fly fishers who want to experience trout fishing “kiwi style”.

Gordon Cox MD, Billings, Montana, USA

Greg was happy seeing his father land a nice brown in the dying stages of what was a great day of fly fishing New Zealand