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  New Zealand Fly Fishing Tuition

Learn to fly fish or improve your skills with an expert.

 Fishing tuition    

Marlene & Craig Skeet, One Cast Adventures

One Cast Adventures

Based in the Hawkes Bay

Experienced woman fly fishing guide Marlene Skeet offers:

  • School and adult educational river and fly-fishing courses including NZQA accredited courses
  • Recreational and educational guided fly-fishing camps for junior students aged 12 years or older that cover fly-fishing tuition, bushcraft, river safety during fishing weekends

Steve Carey, Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Based in Twizel

Steve Carey is  a NZPFGA member and an FFF Certified Casting Instructor who provides tuition and professional guiding in the Mt Cook area. He can teach you the arts of fly casting, river and stream fishing, spotting and stalking trout

Afforable tuition and guiding

The Trout Man

Based in Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Harvey Clark is a very experienced and knowledgeable angler committed to passing on his love of fishing. He provides very reasonably priced fly fishing tuition and charters.

Southland Fly Fishing Club

Based in Invercargill

The Southland Fly Fishing Club's annual fly fishing course is suitable both for beginners and those who have been fly fishing for some time. The 2009 course runs over two days: 31 Jan-1 Feb 2009.



Wanaka Autumn Art School, 2012

Classes on offer at this year's Wanaka Autumn Art School include instruction in photography, cooking, fly fishing and painting. The five-day programme runs from April 16-20.

Programmes, registration forms and grant application forms are available at the Wanaka Public Library in Dunmore St, Wanaka, or register at www.autumnartschool.net.nz.

The Wakatipu Anglers Club

Based in Queenstown (Otago)

The Wakitipu Anglers Club holds an annual beginners' fly fishing course which is open to the public.

 Especially for women

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

A Fish & Game weekend course for women that covers both:
- Fly-fishing

- Clay target shooting

Casting for Recovery Retreat

Casting for Recover provides retreats at no cost to participants, which allow women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn to fly fish.

 Especially for kids

Kids's fishing days

A list of fishing events throughout the country especially designed to give children opportunities for fly fishing.

Ngongotaha Hatchery in Rotorua

Children's fishing days

Children aged 6-14 years can learn to fly fish and catch a rainbow trout on specified days between July and November.

Children's Fishing Day

Children's Fishing Pond, Turangi

Children's fishing days

On specified days between April and November, children are taught to cast a flyrod and catch a trout.

Capital Trout Centre, Wellington

Children's fishing days

Several days each year are open to children to learn the basic and experiencehr 35mn the thrill of catching a fish.


A Junior Fly Fishing School for girls and boys aged 8-15 years is hosted at Windsor Lodge at Waitahanui south of Taupo. This is a 6-week course covering all the basics of fly-fishing including first hand experiences on our rivers.
Read more about the junior fly fishing school...

Fish & Game New Zealand

Introduction to Trout Fishing package

A booklet, CD and DVD designed to introduce new anglers to trout fishing is available for $5 from Fish & Game offices and leading fishing retailers:

- Booklet: Getting Started in Trout Fishing

- CD: Fishing access information and maps

- DVD: An Introduction to Trout Fishing


Fish & Game New Zealand

Free loan of fishing equipment plus DVD

Christchurch and Kaiapoi

Parents can borrow children’s fishing equipment, including a rod, reel and tackle set, at no cost. In addition, children receive the dvd An Introduction to Fishing and a discount voucher to purchase children’s fishing gear at a number of fishing retail stores. Licences are free to children under 12 years old.

From the Fish & Game Office at 3 Horatio Street in Christchurch and Kaiapoi Vistor's Centre.


Steve Terry (Fish & Game Officer)
North Canterbury Fish & Game
3 Horatio St, Christchurch
Mobile: (021) 221-8327
Office: (03) 366-9191
Home: (03) 338-8865
Email: sterry@fishandgame.org.nz

Kaiapoi i-Site

Phone: (03) 327 3134
Email: info@kaiapoivisitorcentre.co.nz



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