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Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides –  World class
trout fishing in the South Island's best

Our South island fly fishing country

Nestled in the heart of the South Island, New Zealand you will find a district known as the McKenzie country. Three main townships lie within the McKenzie Basin, Tekapo, Twizel & Oamarama. The McKenzie country and surrounding areas offer world class fly fishing opportunities together with stunning mountain scenery.

In the background to this lies the snow capped Southern Alps, it is the crystal clear waters that flows from this magnificent mountain range that you will most certainly find Brown & Rainbow trophy trout - making your fly fishing trip an unforgettable experience.

The Southern Alps

The Southern Alps provides remote and off-the-beaten-track memorable fishing opportunities, 4wd and walking will give us access to some of these flyfishing areas. Helicopters will fly us into the most remote parts, the views alone are breathtaking and hooking into a good sized trout make for some of the greatest fly fishing around.

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We suggest you visit our updated photo gallery to get an idea of how exciting fishing is in these parts.


Expeditions are made to most parts of the South Island, from the remote Fiordland National Park up to the West Coast. We tend to focus on the Upper Waitaki Valley, the sparkling clear waters of the Mount Cook National Park and Mackenzie Basin catchment's areas along with Rakaia to Fairlie these all have first class flyfishing waters. We know the weather conditions well in these parts and in order to give you "quality flyfishing conditions" it is a must that we have nice clear water, decisions between client and the guide are made to satisfy the client before and on the day. Water clarity is most important when stalking large brown trout.

Fly fishing the Deep South Island of New Zealand

Fiordland national park offers beauty in the mountains and bush alone. The fishing in this part of New Zealand is outstanding in every form, but due to its remoteness a helicopter or boat ride is essential. If one is to fish these remote wilderness areas, one must be prepared to put up with sand flies. Insect repellant is a must in this area. The weather is prone to changing rapidly and downpours of rain can make rivers rise very fast. An up to date weather forecast is a must before venturing into these parts and the ( DOC ) Department of Conservation office in Te Anau is where you can obtain this along with other relevant information. We do strongly recommend a guide in these parts.

Further guide information

More information on our pricing is available on request. (Use our Bookings and Enquiry Form to plan out your fly fishing trip.) We're happy to provide specific pricing and availability based upon your inbound tour dates.



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