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Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Steve Carey, an NZPGFA member and FFF Certified Casting Instructor specialises in sight fishing, stalking, and spotting large rainbows and browns - the most challenging and exciting form of flyfishing  - in the central South Island.

Steve will take care of everything to ensure you can relax and get the very best from your fly fishing experience. He is happy to recommend and book accommodation for you in Twizel.

All fishing trips and tuition are flexible and individually tailored to your needs.

Name Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Steve Carey


68 Totara Drive


Contact details

Phone: +64 27 688 6944 (international)
Mobile: 027 688 6944 (within NZ)



Please mention when you make an enquiry or booking.

Favourite fishing waters

Fishing destinations chosen by Steve Carey include the:

Ahuriri River

Mataura River
Oreti River

Tekapo River

Eglinton River

Greenstone River

Dingleburn and Hunter Rivers (fly in)

Plus other fishing waters and secret locations in the Mt Cook/Mackenzie Country, Te Anau/Southland, Queenstown and Wanaka areas.

Guided fishing options

Utilize the expert local knowledge of Mt Cook Fly Fishing for the vacation of a lifetime. Steve customizes itineraries to meet your individual needs, abilities and fitness. He'll do all he can to ensure you enjoy relaxed, safe, stress-free travel and have fun!

Steve's South Island fly fishing tours

Steve's South Island flyfishing tours are designed to avoid disappointment and eliminate anxiety. Forget your worries, avoid the crowds and let Steve take charge.

Steve will meet you at Christchurch International Airport. From there sit back and relax as you travel from one fabulous fishing destination to the next: each chosen not only for its superb flyfishing but also for the very best scenery, and visitor attractions and activities that New Zealand has to offer. The tours are friendly and relaxed using only best value accomodation and the finest fishing guides.

Fly in to inaccessible areas

Fixed wing and helicopters are used to get to inaccessible areas. Overnight stays in modest but comfortable huts can be arranged and you'll need good quality sleeping bags. There are no luxury lodges in these regions.

Huge brown

Beautiful water, wonderful scenery, trophy fish and a smile

About your guide

Your Mt Cook Fly Fishing guide Steve Carey:

  • Is a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Casting Instructor
  • Is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA)
  • Strongly supports the NZPFGA objectives of advocating and protecting the interests of members and clients, and promoting professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation in the interests of angling.
  • Spends time promoting fishing by introducing beginners to the sport through schools and clubs
  • Provides information on river conditions and spawning trout numbers for research undertaken by NZ Fish and Game Council
  • Acts as an honorary ranger for NZ Fish and Game
  • Enjoys tying flies for pleasure

Steve Carey also offers accommodation for anglers (and their non-fishing partners). Mountain Vistas is a large, very spacious, modern, 2 story, four bedroom home, close to all sevices.

This sunny house has lovely mountain views. plenty of off-street parking, and sleeps up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms making it ideal for families or groups of anglers who want quality budget accommodation. 
Please contact Steve for more details.



"In all my fishing time in Alaska-USA and Argentina, Steve gave me the best fishing I have ever had. His knowledge and experience plus friendly and professional approach was a credit to him. I will be back."
Dr. Tom Hall, MD., Clinton, Montana, USA

"Having fished with Steve on three trips to the South Island I guarantee he will be on the agenda for my next trip. Steve consistantly spots fish I never see and we keep the dry fly on a lot of the time with good success. Also he did the best double back twist into the Gray River I have ever seen."
Dennis Butcher, Jackson, Wyoming, USA

"We always talk about excellent flyfishing, wonderful views and delicious lunch and dinner by Kerry. I am proud when showing my big trout photos to my friends. You really are a good flyfishing guide because we beginner fishermen could catch brown trout. Again we come next year".
Koichi & Kayoko Kaneda, Osaka, Japan

Guided fly fishing:
indicative prices as at 1 March 2014

Daily guiding

Guiding rates for 1-2 people are:

- NZ$425 for a half day (4-5 hours)

- NZ$745 for a full day (8-9 hours)

Flyfishing packages

Fly fishing packages includes fully self contained accommodation 1-2 anglers.
- 3 days fly fishing 4 nights acommodation NZ$2505 1-2 anglers.
- 5 days fly fishing 6 nights acommodation NZ$4050 1-2 anglers

Large brown

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