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Gore Southland
A true local guide Michael was born and raised and still living in Gore, the Southland town known as the brown trout capital of the world. Much of his fishing knowledge was passed down through the generations, with both his father and grandfather being experienced fishermen. Michael received his first rod for Christmas when he was just 8 years old. With the help of his grandfather he started to tie flies and use a fly rod at the age of 11.
Ever since that first rod, he has been hooked. He has spent many hours fishing the local the rivers within three hours of Gore. The more than 35+ years fishing these waters has resulted in Michael's very considerable knowledge and intimate understanding of the area that few others can offer.

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.