Fly Fishing

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Fishing Licence

Anglers who fish for trout must have a New Zealand Fishing Licence. The cost will depend on how long you plan to fish. Licences range from 1 day to a full season and can be obtained from the Fish and Game website.

Explore is not just about taking you somewhere beautiful to fish

We share intimate knowledge of secret Fishing spots; water and weather conditions; relevant Fly Fishing techniques; the most effective gear, and details about the habits of the Fish we’re hunting…
For the absolute beginner, we have the patience, skills, personality and passion to set the foundation to the art of Fly Fishing. For the seasoned Fly Fisherman or Woman the journey into some of the finest Fly Fishing rivers in the world has just begun! We recommend a 1 to 1 guide ratio, and a multi-day excursion for best results.
With Explore you join up with somebody who knows all the things you need to know about Fly Fishing in New Zealand Waters, and enjoy the whole fishing and wilderness experience together… Some people call this work! We just love what we do.. Fishing !!!

Fly fishing day with Explore

Safety, enjoyment and having an exciting learning experience are our prime goals, so all of our fishing locations are well researched.
All Fly Fishing Trips Include:
– Pick up from accommodation.
– Quality, Waders, Rods, Reels, Lines, Leaders, & Flys.
– Full Tuition for the novice, Local knowledge and advice for the expert.
– Meals and Refreshments.
– Good honest KIWI hospitality.

What you need

You are welcome to bring your own equipment however it will need to be clean and declared when coming through N.Z customs on arrival.
You Need:
– Warm under clothing.
– Rain Jacket and Wind breaker (Dull Colours)
– Sun Hat & Warm Hat.
– Warm Socks.
– Polarized Glasses.
– Camera or video camera.
– A sense of humour & Adventure.
– N.Z Fishing License

Additional Services & Fees

CAMPOUTS: per night in the field, all food and camping equipment inclusive. NZ$200.00 per person
TRANSFERS: Pick up at any of the local airports:Christchurch, Wanaka, Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill. POA
HELICOPTER CHARTERS: Depending upon flying time, charter rates range between NZ$1250.00 to NZ$4500.00. Wilderness Expeditions/Hike and Fish Safaris: everything you need to get yourself to a remote river.

Trips are custom-designed and prices vary depending on location, mode of access and levels of required comfort. Please ask for a quote.


Fishing Package 1

Full Day - One Angler, One Guide

$850.00 + Licence

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Fishing Package 2

Full Day - Two Anglers, One Guide

$850.00 + Licence

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Multi Day Camp Out Road Trip

The total fishing and camping experience


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Heli Fishing Package

A helicopter fishing adventure

From $1995.00 + Licence

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Additional Services


Photo Package

Full Day - Photography Services with Miles Holden

From NZ$1500.00

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Terms and Conditions
Bookings & Cancellations Policy:

To confirm a booking, we need a deposit of 30% of the total value. This deposit will secure your booking and a unique reservation number. In the event of cancellation, Explore Aotearoa will apply the following fees:
Cancellations made 30-7 days prior to arrival shall incur a charge of 25% of the value of the total stay.
Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival, or failure to arrive, shall incur a charge of 100%.
Should we successfully resell the booking, we will refund in full, all charges incurred.