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Sight Fishing Day Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities


  • Price
    $290 USD per person
  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Avg Distance

    Up to 50 kms

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    10:00 am, every day (Oct-May)

  • 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

Fly Fishing is the most exciting method of fishing and sight fishing, is the ultimate fly fishing experience. Walk and wade the world famous Mataura River spotting large brown trout feeding in crystal clear water. Then…catch them! It’s hunting in its purest form. But, it takes practice. A good guide will take you to the best locations and give you the tools to catch these spooky fish, tipping the odds in your favour. Our Mataura River Sight Fishing Day Trips are 3 hours of adrenaline filled fly fishing that you’ll never forget!

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!

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