What you'll do
Come fish with a professional NZFGA certified fly fishing guide ! Small group size with a maximum of 3 persons per trip. This is an ideal adventure for one to three adults or with children over the age of 12. I will introduce you to fly fishing – you will learn to cast and spot fish, and maybe catch your own trout, in a stunning environment on one of New Zealand's world-class fishing lakes or rivers. I'll provide instruction on choosing your fly, casting and placing, and of course, what to do when your fish bites! Note: fly fishing, or angling, can be a rewarding and addictive sport, that takes you to some of the earth's most beautiful and unspoiled places. It is an art form however, and beginners in your party may not catch their own fish. However, we ensure you have an exciting and informative introduction and a great day out! (This adventure is intended for beginner and novice fly fishers. If you're already experienced I do also operate full and multi-day guided fly fishing trips).
I am a professional, experienced, knowledgeable and passionate local fly fishing guide who has lived and fished in South Island, New Zealand for over 28 years. Once an actor and magician in my native New York, my passion is fly fishing, conservation, and perfecting casting techniques. I am a member of the NZPFGA (New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association). I have a current first aid certificate, guiding concessions, audited health and safety plan and public liability insurance. "A day with Declan Wong will be a day you won't forget – he'll bring to you his intimate and extensive knowledge of fly fishing the incomparable waterways of New Zealand's South Island, along with his colourful, entertaining personality, patience and tenacity."
Transport I will pick you up and drop you off in my vehicle at your Queenstown accommodation.
Fishing gear Waders, rods, reels, lines and flies can be provided. Please let me know when you book.
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Where you'll be
We will visit one of the lakes or rivers close to Queenstown (up to one hour's driving each way). I will choose the best spot for your group and for the weather and conditions on the day. Wherever we go will be a stunning drive and an absolutely beautiful location, remote and peaceful. Note: if your desired day is not available on the calendar, please contact me directly as it's possible I can open up that day for you to book.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
You are required to purchase a fishing license for every member of your party. This can be done online; a one-day licence costs from $20.
Fly Fishing Adventure