Fly fishing guides New Zealand South Island's best fly fishing Guides

An adventure into the remote interior of the South Island will be a fly fishing trip to remember. Particularly scenic, and peaceful. The perfect place to catch large brown trout and have a fly fish. New Zealand is a particular beautiful place with wide open spaces with crystal clear rivers and pools and a place the fly fisherman enjoys. It sounds ideal and you'll soon be netting large browns in the backcountry New Zealand.

New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides, Glendeer, will take you on an outdoor journey of angling experience of a lifetime. Our guiding approach and care and attention to clients means your day will be a unique experience, complimented by the New Zealand style of trout fishing and the awesome environment. Paul Mc Lauchlan will discuss options based around weather conditions, skill level, fitness ability and fishing conditions, prior to heading to your fishing destination. Our trips are for anglers of all ages and all skill levels, and you don't need your own gear to fish fir rainbow trout in crystal clear streams. This surely is Every angler's dream!!

Our fy fishing style is fishing to sighted trout. The outdoor conditions in New Zealand make this experience special. Spotting fish and then stalking your fly or Wolly Bugger to it. Most landed trout are 3 to 6kg range, and some are 10-14 pound mark and generally caught on well presented nymphs and dry flies.

Glendeer are THE New Zealand Trout Fishing trip provider in the South Island New Zealand. If you have any questions or would like to discuss accomodation or ANY part of an upcoming adventure please contact us here or phone us on:

+64 3 686-9274 We'd be only to happy to discuss your requirements in advance. We also take VISA, and MASTERCARD.

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New Zealand Fly Fishing. New Zealand's South Island professional fly fishing guides.

Fly Fishing New Zealand's South Island with professional fly fishing guide Paul Mclauchlan, guiding since 2000.

Specialist in fly fishing to sighted large Brown and Rainbow trout in the South Islands back country rivers.New Zealand fly fishing has long held an outstanding reputation with the traveling angler as being one of the worlds best fly fishing destinations. The combination of seemingly endless amounts of river types, amazing wild stocks of large Brown and Rainbow trout, combined with world class fly-fishing guides, world class accommodations and the Kiwis (New Zealanders) sincere hospitality that sets the scenes for the worlds ultimate fly fishing experience.

The best of New Zealand's fly fishing guides are highly recognised for their ability at "sight fishing", their background knowledge of these endless freestone river systems and access points and most importantly of all is their ability to connect and work with their clients in order to produce enjoyable and productive days fishing in this endless fly fishing paradise.

This sight fishing technique is a skill that defines the "top" fly fishing guides as their ability to sight these sometimes ghostly or seemingly transparent like trout among the confusion of rocks and ripples, runs and rapids, and clear mountain pools is truly a skill to behold.

  • Jude and Paul McLauchlan owners/operators of Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides
  • Registered guide with both New Zealand's Professional Fishing and Hunting Guides Associations
  • Jude is an award wining travel consultant registered with NZ Travel Brokers, TAANZ, IATA & First Travel Group
  • Back country concessions for New Zealand's Department of Conservation park lands.
  • Fly fishing New Zealand's finest clear mountain rivers, streams and spring creeks
  • Paul McLauchlan has been fly guiding since 2000
  • First aid accredited and certified
  • Catering to all types of anglers fishing levels, advanced, intermediate, novice, beginners & family's most welcomed
  • Complete fly fishing package available no hidden costs
  • Custom make your own fly fishing itinerary's
  • Day and multi day fly flyfishing available
  • Transfers to guiding bases


Client feedback is your guarantee to an unbiased overview of our guiding operations.
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Hi Paul,

I get a report from all my clients on their NZ trips and thought you would enjoy these comments from Andy Baxter excerpted from his report:

The big event was Paul. Don, this young man has to be on my very short list as the best guide I have ever had, and I've had a bunch. Now, at the end of the day, it's all about the fish, and I know that -- rare that someone complains about the guide if the fishing is great, and rarer still that the guide gets high grades if the fishing is poor. And we had as good a 4 days as one can have. But this guy is the best. Every category. Personality, knowledge, access to water, hard-working, great coach, high energy, and flexible. Just sensational. You need to fish with this guy yourself, which I know you haven't. Incidentally, he was clear about the fact that he would not show you some of the water that he took us to because of your role as an outfitter and that the word would spread. Why he elected to take us where he did is beyond me. We did have a good first day, and we delivered the goods, but still, it seemed like he gave us the best he had in his arsenal. The rainbow attached was 10-11 pounds and took about 20 minutes and 300-400 yards of downstream racing. Paul gave us textbook New Zealand fishing and we will never forget it. It was the centerpiece of the whole trip.

Thanks for taking such good care of my clients. Thanks,

Don Muelrath(Inbound Fly Fishing agent/operator, USA)

Introduction and Overview

New Zealand fly fishing guides Glendeer have a good idea of what most fly fishing anglers seek when visiting New Zealand. South island rivers with plentiful fish, big browns, feisty rainbow trout, remote wilderness waters and rivers surrounded by lush native New Zealand forest. Those crystal clear spring creeks running from snow-capped mountains you so often see in most material on fly fishing in New Zealand-and of course our professional & friendly hospitality. Glendeer specialise in the best guided fly and trout fishing in New Zealand.

It is our aim to ensure that not only do we provide you with what we consider New Zealand finest fly fishing locations but also an experienced guide who is willing to go that extra mile to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding fly fishing tour for all.

The 2010 - 2011 season has started and we invite you to browse through our site be it just for a look at some great photos in our new gallery section a range of great fly fishing locations in the great outdoors of New Zealand or view information on where to stay or locations for trout fly fishing while on your visit to New Zealand.

Here's to a fantastic season

Paul McLauchlan
Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides
South Island, New Zealand

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