Guided Trout Fishing in Fiordland (Departing Queenstown)

Lift off over Lake Wakatipu for an unforgettable fishing adventure on Fiordland’s extraordinary Waiau River.

The ultimate guided Fiordland trout fishing experience – departing and returning Queenstown.

Transfer by taxi to meet your helicopter at White Point. Lift off over Lake Wakatipu, NZ longest lake and view the Mt Nicholas High Country Station as you begin your journey into Fiordland.

Fly over the impressive landscape of the Mavora Lakes, a conservationist area made up of mountains, lakes, forest and tussock grassland to land at the one-of-a-kind Waiau River.

Teeming with Brown and Rainbow Trout and bordering Fiordland National Park, the Waiau combines low fishing pressure with extraordinary Mayfly hatches for a fly fishing experience that’s truly world class yet often underrated.

Why fish Fiordland’s Waiau River?

  • Perfect chance to battle bountiful, aggressive Fiordland rainbow and wily brown trout.
  • Using a jet boat provides superior manoeuvrability for top results drift fishing the river or accessing beaches and island on the river you can’t get to on foot.
  • This experience is suitable for beginners right through to very experienced and non-fishing partners are welcome to join in for the day.
  • Experience the outstanding evening rises and Mayfly hatches that occur on the Upper Waiau.
  • Professional, hardworking kiwi guides, true Fiordland locals and great people to spend time with – they know the Waiau River like the back of their hand.
  • Enjoy kiwi hospitality at its very best; our BBQ lunch with locally sourced produce tops off an epic full day on the water.

Available as a morning, afternoon or full day, you’ll quickly see why professional anglers and those who have fished all over the world rave about their time spent fishing here.

After your day’s adventure, return to Queenstown by helicopter. Ask us about package, accommodation and dining options. We can arrange your entire trip to give you the best this area can offer.


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