"Thanks to Fly Fish
the South for a great day on the Mataura. My guide Michael took
me to his secret spots and put me on to some big browns. He's the
master of spotting trout in the shallows and directing your casts
right on top of them. Thanks again for a great trip! See you next
time I make it down from Nashville, the Country Music Capital of
the World, to Gore, the Country Music Capital of the South Island!"
"Having never fly fished any New Zealand
waters before, and certainly nothing that compared with the rivers
of the South Island, Marie and I found Michael's guidance and assistance
invaluable. He is a personable young bloke with an intimate knowledge
of the Southland area around Gore. He was able to put us onto fish
where we would have otherwise not been successful, he was continually
focused on ensuring that we got the best out of our fishing time.
He was more than willing to give us advice on
stream craft, flies and methods that would assist us during our
holiday. Given the opportunity we would be more than happy to fish
with Michael again."
Kevin & Marie Bennett
Lemon Tree Passage, NSW
"Michael, Many thanks for introducing me
to the Mataura River on what was my first visit to NZ. Your knowledge
of the water and where to fish under the days conditions were a
definite advantage and I'd be keen to hook up with you again when
I'm next in the South Island.
Your hints and tips on tactics and your fish
spotting ability allowed me to hook some good fish and made for
an enjoyable and rewarding day - I must admit I was surprised to
see you get the vice out on the bank at one stage to tie a fly to
try to out smart the rainbow we saw in that first stretch that was
refusing all previous offerings - this showed the mark of a very
dedicated and helpful guide."
Bob Stevenson, Sydney, Australia
"Michael Vetters is the man to call for
a memorable fishing trip in New Zealand. Owner of Flyfish The South
in Gore, Southland, Michael is the ultimate guide to all rivers
in the area, and has everything you need to bring home the results.
His full-service enterprise includes pick-up
at your location, license acquisition, and access to waters not
frequented by the general public. All equipment is provided - from
fishing to rain gear - and his hand-tied flies will entice big trout
Michael is a Gore native and has extensive knowledge of the rivers,
terrain, fly hatches, and habits of the fish. With that much rounded
experience, he's a sure bet for a successful trip on the rivers.
He even offers plenty of food, barbeque and drink.
Michael is a complete provider for a total sport fishing experience.
Contact him when you're in New Zealand; it'll be an event of your
A happy client