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  New Zealand Fly Fishing Tuition

Learn to fly fish or improve your skills with an expert.

 Fishing tuition    

Steve Carey, Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Mt Cook Fly Fishing

Based in Twizel

Steve Carey is  a NZPFGA member and an FFF Certified Casting Instructor who provides tuition and professional guiding in the Mt Cook area. He can teach you the arts of fly casting, river and stream fishing, spotting and stalking trout

Afforable tuition and guiding

The Trout Man

Based in Ngongotaha, Rotorua

An angler committed to passing on his love of fishing, Harvey Clark offers fishing tuition for beginners, backpackers and budget travellers, families and senior citizens at at very affordable rates.

Aspiring Fly Fishing

Aspiring Fly Fishing

Based in Wanaka

Paul Macadrew can introduce you to the art of fly fishing with attentive tuition for the beginner through to the experienced angler. Quality equipment supplied or bring along your own.

Canterbury Fishing Guides

Canterbury Fly Fishing

Based in Christchurch

Gary Gorton provides fly-casting and fly-tying lessons with all equipment provided.


Southland Fly Fishing Club

Based in Invercargill

The Southland Fly Fishing Club's annual fly fishing course is suitable both for beginners and those who have been fly fishing for some time. The 2009 course runs over two days: 31 Jan-1 Feb 2009.


Lake Wanaka

Photo courtesy of David Wall

Wanaka Autumn Art School

Classes on offer at the annual Wanaka Autumn Art School include instruction in fly fishing and fly tying. The 5-day programme runs in April each year. See the Wanaka Autumn Arts School website

The Wakatipu Anglers Club

Based in Queenstown (Otago)

The Wakitipu Anglers Club holds an annual beginners' fly fishing course which is open to the public.

 Especially for women

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

A Fish & Game weekend course for women that covers both:
- Fly-fishing

- Clay target shooting

Casting for Recovery Retreat

Casting for Recover provides retreats at no cost to participants, which allow women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn to fly fish.

 Especially for kids

Kids's fishing days

A list of fishing events throughout the country especially designed to give children opportunities for fly fishing.

Ngongotaha Hatchery in Rotorua

Children's fishing days

Children aged 6-14 years can learn to fly fish and catch a rainbow trout on specified days between July and November.

Children's Fishing Day

Children's Fishing Pond, Turangi

Children's fishing days

On specified days between April and November, children are taught to cast a flyrod and catch a trout.

Capital Trout Centre, Wellington

Children's fishing days

Several days each year are open to children to learn the basic and experiencehr 35mn the thrill of catching a fish.

Windsor Fly Fishing School

A Junior Fly Fishing School for girls and boys aged 8-15 years is hosted at Windsor Lodge at Waitahanui south of Taupo throughut the year. This is a 6-week course covering all the basics of fly-fishing including first hand experiences on local rivers.
Read more about the junior fly fishing school...

Fish & Game New Zealand

Introduction to Trout Fishing package

A booklet, CD and DVD designed to introduce new anglers to trout fishing is available for $5 from Fish & Game offices and leading fishing retailers:

- Booklet: Getting Started in Trout Fishing

- CD: Fishing access information and maps

- DVD: An Introduction to Trout Fishing


Fish & Game New Zealand

Free loan of fishing equipment plus DVD

Christchurch and Kaiapoi

Parents can borrow children’s fishing equipment, including a rod, reel and tackle set, at no cost. In addition, children receive the dvd An Introduction to Fishing and a discount voucher to purchase children’s fishing gear at a number of fishing retail stores. Licences are free to children under 12 years old.

From the Fish & Game Office at 3 Horatio Street in Christchurch and Kaiapoi Vistor's Centre.


Steve Terry (Fish & Game Officer)
North Canterbury Fish & Game
3 Horatio St, Christchurch
Mobile: (021) 221-8327
Office: (03) 366-9191
Home: (03) 338-8865
Email: sterry@fishandgame.org.nz

Kaiapoi i-Site

Phone: (03) 327 3134
Email: info@kaiapoivisitorcentre.co.nz


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