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Glendeer Fly Fishing / Glendeer Lodge

Glendeer Fly Fishing specialises in guided fly fishing tours throughout the South Island for guests seeking the thrill of stalking and catching big trout!

Glendeer provides you with the finest fly fishing locations and an experienced professional guide willing to go that extra mile to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding fly fishing tour.

Glendeer arranges accommodation to suit your needs and hosts a well-apppointed bed and breakfast lodge.

Name Glendeer Fly Fishing / Glendeer Lodge
Contact Paul and Jude McLauchlan

51 Scarborough Road

Timaru 7971

Contact details

Phone/Fax: + 64 3 686 9274
Mobile: 021 311 745

Email: flyfishing@glendeer.co.nz

Web: www.glendeer.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Glendeer is nestled in the heart of a maze of river and stream systems giving over 30 plus rivers to choose from on any given day. Some of the waters fished by Glendeer include:

Location Glendeer Lodge is located just south of the township of Timaru, halfway between the cities of Christchurch and Dunedin. Christchurch has the South Island's main international airport.
Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Expeditions are made to most parts of the South Island, from the remote Fiordland National Park up to the West Coast.
  • Single day and multi day flyfishing tours
  • Camp outs, bed and breakfast and motel accommodation arranged to suit your budget. Glendeer also offers well-apppointed lodge accommodation.
  • Your guide will discuss with you where to fish both before and on the day, to ensure quality fly fishing conditions and clear water
  • Fly fishing equipment is supplied, as required
  • All transport from Christchurch International Airport can be arranged

Glendeer Lodge was purpose built in 2005 to cater for guests wanting luxury accommodation and the personal touch while in New Zealand.

  • There are three spacious well appointed rooms, each with quality furnishings, ensuite with underfloor heating and complimentary toiletries
  • Two of the rooms have king size beds and come with beautiful private outdoor courtyard settings; the third room has two king singles
  • Evening dining can be at a local restaurant, at the lodge (by prior arrangement) or you can use the lodge's full kitchen facilities
  • Spectacular mountain to ocean views
  • Your host's living space is on a separate level allowing you as much privacy as you wish
  • A delicious breakfast is served
About your guide

Glendeer is an established and reputable fly fishing guiding service, located in Timaru and operating since the year 2000. Professional guide Paul McLauchlan:

  • Has 25 years fly fishing experience
  • Know what it takes to delivery a quality and memorable experience for clients
  • Has an extensive knowledge of some of the finest fly fishing and trout fishing locations
  • Has DOC back country concessions which permit access to New Zealand's best fly fishing head waters
  • Is known for his friendly, personable, and approachable nature, and knows how to give you space to get on with the job!
  • Is a member of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association (NZPFGA)

" this guy is the best. Every category. Personality, knowledge, access to water, hard-working, great coach, high energy, and flexible. Just sensational..."

Andy Baxter, USA


"... an awesome fly fishing experience...our 3 days on the water were great fun and hugely successful in terms of fly fishing!! ... your excellent accommodation, Glendeer Lodge... was beyond expectation, really well appointed, and probably the best three nights sleep I have had in years!!! ...I will be back for more!"

Sam Anderson
Auckland, New Zealand


"We had a fantastic time, guided by Paul. He is extremely skilled at spotting fish, observing their feeding behaviour, and coaching us to get hooked up with monster browns and rainbows. He thinks so much like a trout that I think somehow he must be closely related!"

Dave and Terrie Griffith
Layton, Utah, USA


"We had a great time! Thanks Jude & Paul for the hospitality. We enjoyed the beautiful weather while out fishing with Paul and both learned lots as well. Loved the B&B location - enjoyed the quiet secluded beach. Appreciate the attention to detail and care shown by both Jude & Paul. Thanks again!"

Brian Green & Kera Gautreau
Houston, Texas - USA

Indicative costs
as at
1 April 2011

Half day fly fishing

NZ $450: One angler/One guide

Full day fly fishing

NZ $720: One angler/One guide 

NZ $750: Two anglers/One guide

What you get

Included in the guiding fee are:

  • A great day's fly fishing
  • A journey through some of the South Island's most spectacular great outdoors
  • Lunch and afternoon refreshments on full day trips
  • Courtesy on and off road vehicle transport
  • Fly fishing equipment as required


For overnight adventures, campout rates are charged.

Helicopter charters and accomodation are extra.

Other activities available
  • Golf and horse riding
  • Hunting and salmon fishing
  • Vineyard tours and general sightseeing

Please phone or email to make a booking, or use the online form at the Glendeer website.

You can secure your reservation by providing a 25% deposit. MasterCard and Visa accepted.


If your reservation is cancelled a percentage of the accommodation and guiding booked is payable:

- within 90 days of arrival: 25%
- within 60 days of arrival: 50%
- within 30 days of arrival: 80%
- within 15 days of arrival:100%

Glendeer endeavours to rebook the lodge and/or guide and if successful will refund your deposit. Guests are strongly to take out travel insurance. Glendeer will do their very best to work with you to ensure a satisfactory outcome for all.



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