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Neil Goldie Guided Trout and Salmon Fishing

Neil Goldie is a professional fishing guide based in Christchurch with an intimate knowledge of the rivers, streams and lakes in the Canterbury and the West Coast region, having fished them for 35 years.

Neil offers guiding to match your ability and your expectations, and is committed to maximizing your opportunities and enjoyment.

Each trip is tailor made to give you the best taste of New Zealand fishing possible no matter what time of year you visit, and no matter what your skill level.

Name Neil Goldie Guided Trout and Salmon Fishing
Contact Neil Goldie

21 Teesdale Street


Contact details

Phone: +64 27 210 2438



Fishing waters

Neil's guiding tours can take you throughout the South Island. But the waters closest to his home base include the:

Rakaia River

Waimakariri River

Hurunui River

Waiau River

Canterbury High Country:
- Rakaia lakes

- Waimakariri lakes

- Hurunui lakes

Fishing options
  • Fishing trips are planned individually, based on the skills and experience of the angler, the season, prevailing weather, river conditions and insect life.
  • Catch and release is encouraged but conservation mounts of trophy catches can be arranged
  • Lunch, waders and fishing tackle as required are provided
  • A comfortable 4WD is used to access the best fishing water
  • Jet boat or helicopter are available at additional cost.
  • Fishing licences sold
About your guide

Your professional fishing guide Neil Goldie:

  • Caters for all levels of both salmon and trout angler, from the ardent enthusiast to the novice or junior angler
  • Has extensive experience in planning trips to suit customers' needs and wants.
  • Is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA)
  • Operates a well maintained 4 wheel drive vehicle
  • Carries all commercial insurances including public liability
  • Holds acurrent first aid certificate
  • Carries safety equipment on all trips
Basic guiding rates as at 23 Oct 2007

All prices include 4WD vehicle transport, lunch. fishing tackle as required, and waders. Prices include GST.

Trout fishing

A full days guided fishing for trout and or salmon in the Canterbury High Country.

Includes pick up from your accommodation and transport by four wheel drive to the fishing destination. It's then an easy walk up a river through the beautiful New Zealand bush. All tackle, food, and transport provided.

One angler, one guide: NZ$725

Two anglers, one guide: NZ$750

Salmon fishing

A morning or evening session fishing for king salmon on the Rakaia or Waimakariri rivers.

Access by four wheel drive. Light snack and all transport included. Helicopter or jetboat available at additional cost.

Morning or evening: NZ$550
Full day: NZ$725

Sample packages: rates as at 23 Oct 2007

The packages outlined below are samples of what can be arranged for you.

Searun trout

Morning and evening fishing for the large searun brown trout of the East Coast. Rate includes accommodation, transport and meals.

One or two anglers, one guide: Maximum NZ$1000


Three day, two night camp out, four wheel drive to a remote back country destination, set up camp and then fish nearby rivers and streams. Destinations may be in native New Zealand beech forest, rugged West Coast bush, or on a vast free stone river valley. All tackle, transport, food provided.

One angler, one guide: NZ$2450
Two anglers, one guide: NZ$2650


A five day tour around the South Island, fishing various rivers and streams as the season and weather dictate. 

Accommodation could be camp out, hotel, motel, luxury lodge, or any mixture as arranged with you.

NZ$3750 plus food and accommodation.


Phone or email to make an enquiry or a booking.


Brown trout


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