New Zealand – Southland Guided Week Adventure
Flying directly in and out of Queenstown mainly chasing browns in streams, and staying at Hurley House in Lumsden, almost a sheep paddock from the world-renowned Oreti River, the place is, well perfect! Generally fishing easier walking streams like the Mataura and Wakaia Rivers, are abundant with fish in the 3-5lb category, whilst the larger waters such as the Oreti hold fish in the 6-10lb range. The bigger rivers can sometimes require a bit more skill and walking at times, but almost every fish is sight cast, and to me, that is what fly fishing New Zealand is all about. The ‘Lodge’ is a clean twin share environment and great for a fishing trip. It is a great first-time ‘NZeder’, where you will get plenty of opportunities at good quality fish in accessible water, the rest is up to you! I guess two main differences between our trips and others are that we use local Kiwi guides, and Brendan Shields, local accommodation, and locally cooked meals, which literally involves the entire community. The other is we accompany you on these adventures as hosts. We have constantly fished the many rivers and lakes in the area over many years and makes certain your trip is the best it can be. Arriving and leaving on a Sunday, so you get the full 6 days at least, plus some amazing evening hatches that the hosts can take you to when they’re off the clock! All trips include at least 3 days with Kiwi guides that are members of the NZPGA and 3 days with your HFFA host. Prices include everything except airfares.. we might even throw in a few beers too!!