"Imagine, your hands shaking and your knees knocking, as you make a cast to a trophy brown trout, to then watch it slowly rise to sip your small mayfly - such dreams do come true in New Zealand!"
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 all fitness levels. Want to fish a classic New Zealand freestone river? Maybe a lake, or a charming little spring creek?
Let us know and we can make it all happen!
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A typical day with She's on the Fly includes:
Professional & Friendly Guiding Services
Packed Lunch & Refreshments
Travel to and from Accommodation
All Terminal Tackle
Modern, Top Quality Rods and Reels
Waders and boots are available to hire for a small fee.
There's nothing like taking a few days to really soak in the atmosphere of the NZ wilderness, to let yourself breathe and give yourself the best shot of nailing that fish of a lifetime.
We can cater for the top of the South Island anywhere to Central South Island so let us know what your travel plans are and we can organise a trip to suit your needs, let us take care of accommodation and fishing excursion planning. Whether you want an overnight camp out, to stay in an iconic Kiwi bush 'hut' or maybe a comfortable 5 star lodge - we've got it all covered.
For multi day trips out of the Canterbury region, the client will pay for guides accommodation and meals if not camping out.
You know what's better than a scenic helicopter flight? Catching a trophy trout when you disembark!
If planning a multi day 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.
Helicopter fees are always P.O.A depending on when, where and what size of helicopter needed. 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.
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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.
Note that in New Zealand, while we have rugged mountains we still live on a small island! As such, the weather can be incredibly changeable - so you'll need to bring suitable clothing.
Suitable Hiking or Fishing Boots
(biosecurity rules mean than felt soles are not allowed in NZ rivers, you can hire them from us if you need)
Rain jacket/ Windproof jacket - natural or dark colour, not bright or white!
Lightweight long sleeve top - again, preferably natural colour
Warm Mid Layer Top
Thermal Base Layers - Both Top and Bottom
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.
Please note that before you start you fishing adventure of a lifetime, 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 www.fishandgame.co.nz, or any local Hunting & Fishing store.
CATCH & RELEASE
In New Zealand we actively promote catch and release, as our backcountry fishery is uniquely fragile. Catch and Release helps sustain our fishery for future generations.
Catch and release is highly encouraged to all New Zealand anglers (including overseas tourist anglers) to avoid over-harvests of fish stocks. With the increase of anglers, more effective tackle and techniques, as well as habitat degradation, an ever increasing number of great fisheries are under threat and now desperately require catch and release to remain sustainable.