||Canterbury Fishing Guides
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ph +64 3 342 8950
Mobile 021 529 022
Fishing Canterbury has its own YouTube channel with a wide selection of video clips including:
I am the one fishing with Gary on this video. I had little experience with a fly rod before this trip. I fished for trout with worms and spinners back home. Gary was a very patient teacher. He took me to very remote areas where the fish are not as "educated". He showed me the "educated" monster browns that wouldn't bite under the bridges and next to the roads. We walked for many miles to find the best areas and it was well worth it. The water was crystal clear and we saw many many trout, not all were feeding, but when they were, if I couldn't catch them, Gary could. His casting was like poetry in motion. We had good time laughing about how our US and NZ accents occasionally kept us from understanding each other. I took his advice for Salmon fishing later in the trip with my wife and daughters at Lake Tekapo and caught salmon for supper three nights in a row. I would recommend Gary as a guide for anyone.
Fly fishing Canterbury's small creek and streams
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|About your guide
Gary is passionate about all types of fishing in the Canterbury region and knows all the best fishing spots. He's been fishing there for over 40 years fishing, ever since he was able to ride his bike!
| Fishing options
Fishing options include:
- High country fly fishing
- Salmon fishing: fly, spinner or lure fishing
- Kayak fishing: river and off-shore
- Boat fishing: lake, river or off-shore
- Eel fishing, whitebaiting
- Mussel and paua gathering
- Fly-casting and fly-tying lessons are available
For overnight excursions, Gary can arrange a comfortable cabin at a nearby camping ground, or if you prefer a cabin or motel. Campervan and tents can also be provided.
as at 1 Sept 2014
Contact Gary on +64 3 342 8950 or email him for an accurate cost for your fishing trip. Costs include all fishing gear and transport from your accommodation but exclude fishing licence cost.
|Trout night fishing
|Whole day on river
|Two day/overnight excursion
|Three day/two night wilderness river excursion
|Helicopter fly-in or multi-day
- All trips are weather permitting
- Although every care is taken, Canterbury Fishing Guides does not take responsibility for injuries.
- For trout or salmon fishing, you will need a sportsfishing license
- Bring warm clothes and a change of clothing.