Canterbury

The largest fish and game area in New Zealand produces a sensational variety of world class fishing often overlooked by overseas anglers. Turquoise lakes, spring-fed streams, canals, fly fishing for Salmon, Canterbury has it all…

 

Best time to go

The season is open for backcountry fishing from October to April with the months of January to March offering spectacular dry fly fishing. The winter months can provide some good fun in the canals in the Mackenzie Country.

Available Trips To Book

Flock Hill Lodge
$2100 NZD
3 nights
1.5hrs drive
Medium difficulty
More Info

Flock Hill Lodge

Discover the ultimate New Zealand farm stay experience on one of Canterbury’s most prominent high country stations located in Arthur’s Pass.

Direct access to several rivers on the property including spring-fed streams amidst world renowned mountain vistas. Also well placed to visit other streams and rivers in the wider area including West Coast locations.

 

What is included

  • 3 nights cottage accomodation for 2 anglers
  • 2 days guided fly fishing for 2 anglers
  • All fly fishing gear included (including waders)
  • Lunch
  • Transport to/from Christchurch

 

Extras

  • $750 per extra day for guided fishing for 2 anglers
  • $170 per  extra night for 2 anglers
  • A 3rd angler welcome at $50 extra per night plus $50 a day for guided fishing

 

Reel Escapes Concierge can customise your package for you.

What to expect

  • Unparalleled direct access to three top rated fishing rivers on the property
  • Authentic New Zealand highcountry farm station experience
  • Both Rainbow and Brown Trout
  • Gourmet meals are available at lodge but not included in price
Enquire about this trip
Full Day
$675 NZD
10hrs
1.5hrs drive
Medium difficulty
More Info

Full Day

Explore the Canterbury rivers for a good 10 hours with a local professional guide. Day trips to West Coast rivers ex-Christchurch are possible.

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear (waders included)
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Fly fishing guide
  • Transport to/from accommodation
  • Airport pick ups

What to expect

  • Spring-fed streams
  • Jaw dropping scenery
  • Incredible variety
  • Both rainbow and brown trout
Enquire about this trip
Wilderness Experience
$4250 NZD
5 days
1.5hrs drive
Medium difficulty
More Info

Wilderness Experience

Explore 5 days’ fly fishing in the Canterbury backcountry staying in farmer’s hut accomodation.

What is included

  • All food except evening meals
  • All fly fishing gear including waders
  • Transport to and from your accommodation
  • Airport pick-up (if needed)

What to expect

 

  • Crystal clear spring-fed streams
  • Minimal angling pressure
  • Both Rainbow and Brown Trout
  • The opportunity to catch a Salmon on a fly rod
Enquire about this trip

Make an enquiry





Log in

Lost password?

Sign up

Or Log in

By clicking "Sign up" you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, Guest Refund Policy and Privacy Policy

Forgot Password

Or Log in