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Plan Your New Zealand Fishing Trip

 Plan your trip
Getting around

The best fishing is usually well away from towns and cities so a car or motorhome is essential. At each airport you can hire vehicles. These range in price and can be booked direct from here:


Take your home with you

For those who want to get off the beaten track and stay there to fish, all Wilderness Motorhomes are certified self-contained and suitable for freedom camping. (But please be sure you are following local rules and regulations in the areas you wish to stay).

Wilderness Motorhomes are perfect for environmentally-conscious travellers who want clean, fully-equipped motorhomes with reliable back-up service. Avid anglers can park right by the river or lake and fish to their hearts content.

Backcountry fishing

To get to the best remote fishing in New Zealand you need a reliable sturdy 4 Wheel Drive vehicle.

New Zealand 4WD Hire offers a wide selection of 4x4, all-wheel drive and SUV vehicles for hire when you're going fishing in New Zealand. They also arrange hire of any equipment you need for camping, tramping or mountain bike racks.

Where to go

Best places to fish

A selection of some of the best river and lakes

Travel guides and itineraries

Travel guides with suggested itineraries for self-drive fishing trips in different parts of New Zealand.


Request our free Anglers Accommodation guide which shows you the best places to stay to make the most of your time in New Zealand.

Fishing lodges

Fly fishing lodges

Other accommodation

Other accommodation options


A collection of award-winning and favourite cafes

Tackle shops

Tackle stores

New Zealand fishing tackle shops

Fly fishing guides
and tuition


Fishing guides by region


Fly fishing tuition


Helicopter charters

Nelson/Marlborough charters

West Coast charters

Otago charters

Southland charters

Boat charters

Eastern/Rotorua region boat charters

Lake Taupo boat charters

Southland boat charters

Travel consultants

Travel consultants and booking agents

Find travel consultants and booking agents who specialise in fishing itinerary planning and booking New Zealand fly fishing tours.

  Things to take home
Fishing gear

Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing and equipment from New Zealand is of a very high quality


Featured products

Gifts and mementos


Martin Simpson

Michael Scheele


Destination Trout New Zealand DVD, CD and book set

Nelson Fly Fishing Adventures DVDs


Go Fish by Al Brown

New Zealand's Best Trout Flies


Fish & Game New Zealand magazine

Other New Zealand fishing magazines

Flies and lures

New Zealand flies and lures

New Zealand flybox



Getting around

Wilderness Motorhomes

Wilderness Motorhomes

4 Wheel Drive hire

New Zealand 4WD Hire

Travel guides

These travel guides describe the best waters to fish and include suggested itineraries and travel plans. Order a travel guide and we'll email it to you to print and take with you.


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