Guide at a Glance
Gore, South Island, New Zealand
Barry Perkins is the owner of Angler’s Lodge along with his wife Diane. Angler’s Lodge is comprised of two companies, Fly Fish Mataura, which offers guided fly fishing trips on the Mataura River and the other waterways of the Southland Region, and Wentworth Heights Bed & Breakfast, offering comfortable accommodation only two minutes from the Matauru River – perfect for overnight stays and extended fishing vacations. Barry is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA) and actively encourages catch and release and river conservation. He has fished in Southland for 30 years, so he has an intimate knowledge of the rivers in the area. Though the Mataura River is world renowned for its fishing, there are over 25 rivers and streams to choose from in close proximity to Gore. Dry fly or nymph fishing, whether your first time or if you’ve been fishing for years, Barry will work hard to make sure that you have an exciting and successful trip experiencing the best fishing that New Zealand has to offer!