Fly Fishing around the world

The 5 best fishing spots in New Zealand

Imagine the fishing experience you have always dreamed of. A river? A lake? Trout? Salmon? No matter what you want, you’ll find everything in New Zealand. And when the day is over you can stay in large cabins and savor the local food with all the amenities.

Southland & Fiordland

If there are fewer people there is more fish. This is all that fishermen want. Here the human population is scarce, so there is plenty of space in the rivers and lakes. Under a huge sky and surrounded by high mountains, you can look for common trout, rainbow and salmon.


The largest center of Southland is Invercargill. If you love the gardens, you should visit Queens Park and its 80 acres of wooded trails and several gardens. The city is characterized by hospitality, so if you are looking for a place to sleep, you will find many cozy and high quality accommodation options.


Fiordland National Park is located at the southwestern corner of South Island in New Zealand in the Homonym region of Fiordland. It is the largest of the 14 national parks that exist in New Zealand with an area of 12,500 km².



Otago pronunciation is a region of New Zealand located in the southeastern part of the South Island. It has an area of approximately 32,000 km², which makes it the second largest region of the country.

The Otago region has many dams and high mountain rivers where you can fish for common trout in an environment of majestic mountains. The real salmon swims in the Clutha River from January to May, and Lake Roxburgh has a bit of everything: common trout, rainbow trout and sometimes salmon.



The Canterbury region is one of 16 regions in which New Zealand is divided. The region consists mainly of the Canterbury plains and the surrounding mountains.

The beautiful twisted rivers of Canterbury are most appreciated in the fly fishing business. South of Christchurch, the Rakaia River is famous for its salmon and its sea trout. Or you can enjoy a luxurious experience on the Waimakariri River, boat cruise from one fishing spot to another. Your fishing guide offers all the fishing gear you need, including your fishing license.

Central plateau

Central plateau

Volcanic Plateau of the North Island is a volcanic plateau that covers much of the center of the North Island of New Zealand includes volcanoes, lava plateaus and some crater lakes

Transparent, fast rivers flow from the central volcanic plateau of the North Island and trout fishermen are tempted to go fly fishing. Taupo and Turangi are the main fishing villages, and there are all kinds of fishing lodges in the region: from private rustic houses to famous lodges all over the world like Huka Lodge.

Jano • August 1, 2017

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