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Fly Fish Mataura

Gore Southland
Guided brown trout fly fishing on the Mataura River, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Dry Fly or Nymph fishing, you will not be disappointed. Uncrowded rivers, wild brown trout and some of the best Mayfly Hatches you will experience in New Zealand.

Dean Whaanga

Dean, internationally recognised fishing guide and fly fishing champion of the Otago/Southland/Fiordland region,\r\nhas fished a wide variety of water throughout the South Island.\r\nHis over 30 years fishing experience brings an intimate knowledge of the South Island waterways to your trip. Dean has many guiding packages to suit your needs and ability level or can build a package for you.
The Waiau River is truly one-of-a-kind. 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. A larger waterway; our highly experienced guides break the Waiau down and fish it like a small river. This is a great fit for anglers looking for an outstanding fly fishing adventure and it’s also a perfect river for those just getting to know fly fishing – our guides are friendly and patient. Book one of our experienced and local Kiwi guides today and book ahead to avoid disappointment Nov – March.