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Evening Rise Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities


  • Price
    $210 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    Up to 50 kms

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    7:30 pm, every day (Nov-Feb)

  • Starting Location

    Invercargill, Gore, Mataura, Queenstown or Te Anau

  • Price Includes

    We Provide : All fly fishing tackle and equipment (if required) Polarised sunglasses; Thigh waders (all sizes); Sunscreen; Light refreshments; Complimentary four wheel drive transfers from your Invercargill, Gore or Mataura accommodation or meeting point. In the field photography service and 'Head Cam' video cameras mounted to your fly fishing guide will capture your experience and photos. Photos and video highlights of your trip are available for purchase and online download after your trip.

  • Notes

    You Need to Bring: A copy of your current fishing licence. If you don't have one we can purchase this prior to fishing Hat (wide brim recommended year round). Warm clothes, wet weather jacket and gloves are strongly recommended on cold days Please wear neutral coloured clothing. Not bright or light coloured clothes as these scare the fish. Brown, grey, tan and dark green are preferred.


  • Prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of the ultimate Fly Fishing experience with New Zealand Guided Fly Fishing; feel your heart race as you watch large, wild brown trout rise to the surface to take your fly, then hang on for the fight of a lifetime!
  • We pick you up from your accommodation or meeting point in Invercargill, Gore, Mataura, Queenstown or Te Anau and take you direct to the Mataura River. It's never been easier to experience the adventure of adrenaline filled New Zealand fly fishing.
  • Most trout will be in the 3-6 lb range with some up to 8 lbs or larger. New Zealand trout could be described as stubborn and the sharp eyes of a local guide working for you can mean the difference between celebration and commiseration.


Trip Info

The Mataura River is world famous for its insect hatches and surface feeding brown trout. When the Mayfly are hatching, nearly every fish in the river breaks the surface to feed on this delicacy. It’s known as the Mad Mataura Rise…and it’s legendary! Some of the most prolific hatches occur at dusk where you can expect hatches of beetles, moths and the largest fall of mayfly spinners you’re ever likely to see. The brown trout fishing peaks during the Evening Rise and you can find yourself casting to several dozen large fish without ever needing to move!

Whether you’re a beginner wanting to experience the thrill of fly fishing for the very first time, or a seasoned expert seeking the ultimate Mayfly hatch, we have a fly fishing package to suit you. With a skilled, friendly guide, postcard scenery and world class fly fishing you’ll enjoy the trip of a lifetime!

From the moment you see your first brown trout breaking the Mataura River surface, your adrenaline begins pumping! With shaking hands and racing heart beat, you cast the fly in front of the fish. The fish inches its way towards the fly and gulps it down from the surface. You lift the rod and the water erupts as a wild Mataura River brown trout explodes through the surface and crashes into the clear water. The drag screams as the fish tears line from your reel on a sizzling downstream charge. After an intense battle, your guide nets a perfect brown trout and presents it to you for a photo, before carefully releasing it back into the river. As your adrenaline eases you feel an immense satisfaction and replay in your mind the greatest show fly fishing can offer. Surrounded by pure New Zealand countryside, you’ve found the most exciting fly fishing river in the world!

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