MONSTER TROUT EXPERIENCE
Want to catch a trophy Trout and Salmon? Head to the hydro canals with Queenstown Fishing! The McKenzie country hydro canals are a series of man-made canals linking three lakes (Tekapo, Ohau and Pukaki) the canals run for many kilometers offering access to fish for world class trout and salmon. New Zealand's most popular fishery with over 40,000 visits last year by anglers from all over NZ. Over 45,000 fish caught with half being returned to grow bigger. Fish range from 10 pound and up with world record size fish being caught over 40lb!!! The majority of brown and rainbow trout resident in the canals began life in the headwater tributaries to upstream lakes and migrate downstream through the lakes and into the canals. Once in the canals, they grow to world record sizes by receiving a ‘free feed’ of fish food pellets meant for the salmon being raised in the canals’ fish farms.
CANAL FISHING TRIPS
Get geared up for a spin fishing adventure & fixed wing scenic flight experience like no other.
Queenstown to Tekapo is a 2 hr fixed wing return flight through some of New Zealand’s most pristine scenery to the most popular trophy trout and salmon hunting ground in New Zealand! Once on the ground you will be picked up by your guide and transported to the canals via courtesy 4WD. Just a short drive to the canals then minimal setup and straight in chasing trophy trout!
Walk the edge of the canals, quite often spotting large fish from the shore. Every step of the way you’ll be guided by our local expert team. Casting spinners/soft plastics and bait to chase down those monster trout.
Thanks Trevor for the amazing fishing day. The fishing was simply outstanding, the quality and quantity of the fish caught
Fantastic days fishing with Simon, amazing experience, great haul (over 30 fish!)
Lee and Holly Auckland, NZ
We seriously enjoyed the trip and company. We will remember this day for a very long time indeed!
Fearghas Lafferty, Scotland
Epic days fishing with Simon. Well looked after and we got tons of fish. A fantastic day...
Anne Marie Denam, Australia
Had a great half-day fishing trip with Queenstown Fishing. Amazing views, with one fish caught and one that got away