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  Southland Region Fishing Guides

The following fishing guides offer guiding on the lakes and rivers of the Southland region. Some are members of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association (NZPFGA) which has a website at www.nzpfga.com.

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Michael Vetters

Michael Vetters, Fly Fish the South

Michael Vetters is an experienced fly fishing guide based in Gore, on the banks of the Mataura River and in one of the world's best trout fishing areas.

SW Guiding

SW Guiding

Simon Wilkinson specializes in sight fly fishing to trout using 4WD and helicopters (and occasionally jet boats and rafts) to access some of New Zealand's most remote wilderness fishing rivers and the trout to be found in these pristine and amazingly scenic areas.


Fly Fish Mataura

Professional guide Barry Perkins offers a complete fishing experience including fishing the best dry fly brown trout fishing river, the Mataura River as well as superb accommodation at Wentworth Heights


Nokomai Valley Guides

Nokomai Valley Guides

In addition to stylish cottage accommodation on a large high country station through which the Mataura River winds for 20 kms, Nokomai Valley offers experienced local guides who are all members of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association (NZPFGA). They are Daryl Paskell, Graeme Watson and Len Prentice.

David Mrray-Orr

Southland Flies & Guides

Professional guide and fly-tier David Murray-Orr will take you fishing on the world's best dry fly brown trout fishing river, the Mataura River. David and Bev offer a complete fishing experience including homestay accommodation.

Tuturau, Gore
Fiordland River Guides

Fiordland River Guides

With Ian Murray you have the opportunity to go fly fishing in the fabulous wilderness area of the Fiordland National Park with a professional guide who knows the territory and where to find the best trout fishing.

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Distinctive Fishing

Distinctive Fiordland Fishing Adventures

Distinctive Fishing Adventure trips are designed for people with some fishing experience who wish to experience fishing in the remote and beautiful fiordland region. Mark, the guide, knows this very remote area well having lived and fished there for 20 years.

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Fish Jet

Fish Jet: Mark Wallace

Jet Boat Fishing Trips for the whole family - Combine the majestic beauty of a remote Fiordland New Zealand river, a bountiful supply of trout and the thrill of a jet boat ride, and you have a Fish Jet, Fiordland fishing trip.  Fun for novice to experienced anglers and the whole family alike, right from pre-school aged children.

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Steve Carey, Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Steve Carey, a dedicated fly fisherman for nearly 30 years, is guides professionally in the Mt Cook area. His preference is for river and stream fishing, walking upstream, spotting and stalking rainbows and browns. (NZPFGA member)



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