The South Island of New Zealand is home to some of the most leading world class back country fisheries. Our rivers, creeks, and lakes offer once in a life time opportunities along with some incredibly stunning back drops along the way. Defined by our gin clear water ways and large trout both brown and rainbow, makes New Zealand a must do for all keen fly fisherman. Sight fishing to large brown and rainbow trout is what we specialise in.


Being in the centre of the South Island, Christchurch is a great starting point for all areas of fly fishing. From low land browns to high country rainbows and over night back country trips Canterbury has a great connection point to all areas depending on what you want, from the sunny areas of the Nelson to the breath taking landscapes of Mt Cook. We base our fishing decisions on weather, water conditions and fishing experience to suit every angler.


She’s On The Fly caters for all levels of experience from novice to expert and offer a wide range of fishing which includes freestone rivers, creeks, streams and lakes. 



What to bring

We often get asked by clients planning their trips what to bring, here is a small list of some of the items you will need on your fishing trips with us, including single day, multi day and camp outs.

  • Suitable hiking or fishing boots. ( note that felt soles are illegal here in NZ) You can hire boots if needed

  • Rain jacket/ Windproof jacket Natural colour.

  • Lightweight long sleeve top ( preferably natural colour - not his vis or white!)

  • Warm mid layer top 

  • Polarised sunglasses

  • Thermals both top and bottom layers

  • Quick-dry pants

  • If you would like to bring more of your own gear then a 30L day pack would be suitable for day trips. (Camp out trips differ from full days so please enquire further)




Full Day

A day on a local river includes:

  • Packed lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Travel to and from accommodation

  • All terminal tackle

  • Top quality rods and reels 

Hiring waders and boots are also available but include a small hire fee.



We can cater for the top of the South Island anywhere to Central South Island so email or call with your travel plans and we can organise a trip to suit your needs with accommodation and fishing excursions. Whether you want to stay in an overnight camp out or a more comfortable 5 star lodge we can cater for all. 

For multi day trips out of the Canterbury region the client will pay for guides accommodation and meals if not camping out.

Multi Day trips include: 

  • Packed lunches and dinners

  • Refreshments

  • Travel to and from accommodation

  • All terminal tackle

  • Top quality rods and reels 

  • All camping gear provided

Hiring waders and boots are also available but include a small hire fee.


Heli Trips

Helicopter fees are always P.O.A depending on when, where and what size of helicopter needed and are always to be paid directly to the helicopter company on the day or organised prior. Using a helicopter allows access to many remote rivers that don’t see a lot of anglers and can open up a huge range of different fishing and a true back country experience along with some sensational scenery along the way. If planning a multi way trip into the wilderness we would recommend using a helicopter to reach beyond the foothills and add more comfortability to your trip, it also eliminates a lot of hiking in with a heavy pack leaving you more energised throughout your trip.



Please note that before you start you fishing adventure of a life time you will need to purchase a sports Fishing Licence here in NZ, these licences are not covered by the guide and you can obtain them either online at or alternatively go into a Hunting or Fishing store.




In New Zealand we actively promote catch and release as our fishery is fragile like any others. Catch and Release helps sustain our fishery for future generations. Catch and release is highly encouraged to all New Zealand anglers (including all overseas tourist anglers) to avoid over-harvests of fish stocks. With the increase of anglers, more effective tackle and techniques, and habitat degradation, an ever increasing number of great fisheries are under threat and now desperately require catch and release to remain sustainable.