Boat is stopped and lures are dropped over the side to the bottom to get the fish.
Using graphite rods equipped with fine braid keep you touch with the trout and salmon when bottom bouncing. This setup is a great alternative to spin fishing and is a quick way to get a little deeper if the fish are sitting on the bottom.
Towing lures behind the boat at walking pace to attract fish.
Towing lines behind one of our charter boats at various depths, this can be a very productive way to produce some good fish. With electric downriggers installed on board which allow us to get down to those deeper trout. We minimise the guesswork and maximise on the target area for more fish.
The art of casting a fly using the fly rod to push the line and bait to the fish.
Experienced or not fly fishing the southern lakes and rivers is no problem with a NZPFGA registered fishing guide. Lessons are available and we cover all aspects of the sport. With excellent dry fly and nymph fishing available from the boat or shore line.
Casting lure from the boat or shoreline to the fish.
Shimano & Okuma reels and rod combos with light mono line, using a mixture of hard lures and soft plastics. Fishing river deltas, lake shorelines and small streams, this is a relaxing way to catch trout.
Queenstown Fishing specialises in fly fishing, lake trolling, drift fly fishing, spinning and jigging.
Come join us in the Southern Alps, whose rivers and rugged scenic beauty offer what is truly a fishing paradise. Stalking trout and casting a large dry fly with a nymph dropper over sighted fish will get you hooked.
For the thrill of a lifetime, Southland hosts the Brown Trout Capital of New Zealand – Gore. Among many of the great places to fish in Southland is the Mataura River world, famous for its may fly hatches and spinner falls. The south of the South Island is an absolute mecca for trout fishing so take your pick and get hooked – we know where they are.
One of the most sought-after destinations when visiting New Zealand, Queenstown is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakaitipu and the nearby Remarkable Mountains. This is truly a place you have to visit.
The lake is the third largest in New Zealand, being 80 km long and covering 293 km. It averages 300m deep for over half it’s length it’s temperature ranges from 8 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius. A number of high country rivers and streams run into the lake making this an excellent fishery for Quinnat Salmon, Brown and Rainbow Trout. Within a two hour drive you can access most other lakes and rivers in the area, for some fantastic fishing.
Queenstown also offers lots of other things to besides all the adrenaline packed activities for those non fishing partners.
Winery tours, golf, restaurants – so many to wine and dine in! Gardens or a journey on the T.S.S.Earnslaw across the lake to Walter Peak, a high country sheep station where you can dine, relax and take in the majestic scenery.