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New Zealand Fly Fishing Day Trips

Day Trips Fly Fishing Auckland, Tauranga, Nelson, Napier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Wanaka, Lumsden, Dunedin, Rotorua, Christchurch, Wellington, Gisborne, North & South Islands New Zealand, Includes All Gear And A Great Lunch.

We offer one day fly fishing trips in all areas of New Zealand and service all cruise ship tenders with passengers wanting fly fishing excursions as well as tourist on the road wanting to get out and enjoy a day fly fishing in beautiful New Zealand. We will handle all details for your trip, you literally only need a hat, sunglasses, sun block and bug spray.

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Most trips are $575 USD to $595 USD for two anglers, includes all gear needed, flies and a great lunch in all areas of New Zealand.(Some areas are higher priced than others please give us a call to go over the area you are interested in.) Fly Fishing Helicopter Trips Available North & South Islands, New Zealand, for more information email or call Jack Trout at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 530-926-4540

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Our guides love to instruct beginners, please don’t bring your waders & boots to New Zealand, they could carry river born diseases. Leave them at home and use our gear we furnish, let’s keep New Zealand rivers healthy and productive.

We offer the best fly fishing river and day trip excursions, in all areas of New Zealand, some of the places we offer are on private beats as well as multi-day lodging.

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WE CAN MAKE YOUR FLY FISHING DREAMS COME TRUE IN NEW ZEALAND, GIVE US A CALL – 530-926-4540 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It’s easy, just email or call us, tell us what port or town you’ll be in with your dates and we will arrange all the necessary guides, licenses and equipment for your memorable adventure, we have been providing anglers just like you quality fly fishing experiences since 1994. Beginners to advance fly fishers are welcomed & honored, we want to make your fly fishing experience the best it can possible be, you can be assured that attention to details, custom itineraries, special group requirements or dietary considerations is what we’re all about. We get it as your fly fishing outfitter worldwide!

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New Zealand Fly Fishing Day Trips

Jack Trout delivered the most exceptional experience ever and accommodated our last minute planning with finesse! As previous clients (fly fishing in Chile), we turned to Jack again; with only a week's notice, Jack found and secured guides for my family (myself and three teenage sons) the day after Christmas near Queenstown, NZ. Our local guides were fantastic...patient, instructional and very accommodating! And the fact that Jack was able to arrange this the day after Christmas was awesome as we were limited to travel schedules during our trip to the South Island. The whole process was simple...from start to finish! Jack was so responsive and communicative, overseeing the coordination from beginning to end (even following up to make sure we had a superb experience.). We reallly wanted to fly fish in New Zealand, but having never visited the country, had no idea where to start with locations or guides. Our day fly fishing on the Mataura River was the highlight of our trip to NZ, and we couldn't have experienced it without Jack Trout. Crystal clear river beds, stunning New Zealand countryside, excellent guides and beautiful brown trout made for the most amazing family holiday ever! Thank you, Jack Trout...we can't wait for our next trip with you!

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Queenstown Fly Fishing Packages. $3650 USD 7 Nights 6 1/2 Days Fly Fishing With All Meals, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Plus Guides & River Access. (Per person, 2 angler Minimum. Sunday To Sunday. One Year Fly Fishing License Included, Airfare Not Included.)

Fly into Queenstown, where we transport you to our lodge on the nearby Oreti River, we mainly fly fish for trophy brown trout out of our private lodge. We also guide the Mataura and Wakaia Rivers, which are easy wading and offer many trout in the 2 to 4 lb. range, larger rivers like the Oreti River hold fish in the 5 to 9 lb. range. We do a lot of sight fishing on the bigger rivers for huge trout, so precision casts and a stealth approach is always a key to having success in New Zealand for trophy trout adventures and of course the better you are as an angler, the better you do. We also have streams that offer great action for beginners and are easily accessed for the young at heart, it depends on what ever your heart desires, we are here to make your fly fishing New Zealand adventure, the best it could possible be. Our lodge offers unique local cuisine which literally involves the resources and labor of the whole community which warms the hearts of our valued clientele who are treated as a resident celebrity, enjoying the fruits of the daily lodge endeavors, a labor of love in our eyes.

Whether it’s our hosts, our guides, our world class meals or the atmosphere and cleanliness of our unique lodge, we have something for everyone!

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New Zealand recommended flies


  • PMD’S Size 18 & 16
  • Pheasant Tails Size 16 & 18
  • Micro Mayfly Size 18
  • WD-40’s Size 16
  • San Juan Worms
  • Blue Wing Olives Size 16
  • Elk Hair Caddis 16 & 14
  • Black Midges Size 20
  • Adams Size 16 to 20


  • Caddis Poopah Size 16
  • Wired Pheasant Tail Size 14
  • Micro Mayfly Black Size 18
  • Zebra Midges Size 16 to 20
  • Red Copper Johns Size 18
  • S & M Nymph Size 16 & 18
  • Poxyback PMD Size 16
  • Micro May Fly Olive Size 18
  • Birds Nest Size 16 & 14
  • Wolly Buggers – Size 8

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  • Fish species: Trout – Browns & Rainbows
  • Fishing season: November through May (Call for exact dates for any region.)
  • Nearest airport: Auckland (AKL) or Christchurch (CHC) Wellington (WLG) Queestown (ZQN), New Zealand
  • Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 to 12 foot leader 3 X to 5 X
  • Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3 X or 2 X Tippet-For Streamers 4 X Nymphing 5 X
  • Best fly fishing rod: 8 to 9 foot – 4, 5 or 6 weight
  • Best floating fly line: WF Floating Fly Line
  • Best sinking fly line: Sinking Line 200 grain 10 to 20 feet- Slim Line or Intermediate 5 wt. Line
  • Fly lines: Sink Tip or floating (Sink tip for floating for trout.)

Need more information on the New Zealand and others in the South Pacific like, Australia or Christmas Island? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * 530-926-4540

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Send us an email at info@jacktrout.com, give us a call us at (530) 926-4540, or use the contact form at right. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Location: P.O. Box 94
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