Master of Fishing
Fishing in Queenstown is what Queenstown Fishing does best.
Queenstown Fishing offers ‘one-of-a-kind’ fishing charters and guided fly fishing experiences. Specialising in fly fishing, lake trolling, drift fly fishing, spinning and jigging, Queenstown Fishing can take you to the spectacular alpine lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea, as well as the world-renowned rivers of the Southern Lakes region. Stalking trout and casting a large dry fly with a nymph dropper over sighted fish will get you hooked. Among many of the great places to fish is the Mataura River, world famous for its mayfly hatches and spinner falls. The south of the South Island is an absolute mecca for trout fishing. A day out with Queenstown Fishing on the lake options are on your side. Head out on Lake Wakatipu for a spin fishing and trolling experience to fish around the mouth of some of the lake’s spectacular rivers. Start your day out from Queenstown (adventure capital of the world!) on Nikita or choose Glenorchy (Lord of the Rings country) on Kathleen II. Charter options range from 3hrs to a full day and you have the option to share your day with a mixed group of other
keen fisherman or have the boat to yourselves on a private charter: The choice is yours. Have a blast at your next corporate fishing event or memorable family outing. Try some super fresh sashimi which we prepare for you on the boat with the very fish you catch! On a private charter there is also a barbecue available for use on board. If fly fishing is on the menu, then head over to one of the many rivers and alpine streams that the Southern Lakes region has on offer. Choose from a walk and wade experience or opt for our imported drift boat if you prefer the laid back approach where you can sight and stalk brown and rainbow trout. Both fly fishing experiences include pickup and drop off from your accommodation. Heli fishing
combos and hunting options are also available on request. You will be picked up via courtesy 4WD, then escorted by a registered professional fishing guide onto location for some epic scenery, top notch fishing and some great laughs. Your day is sure to satisfy. Whether spin or fly fishing, seasoned anglers or first time fishers can reel in an incredible day of learning from Queenstown’s best fishing team. With 80+ years of combined experience, we can teach you how to fly fish, the basics of trolling, how to spin for fish, and how to use fishing gear for the catch of the day. Closely reading the lake and river hotspots, our guides have a sixth sense when it comes to tracking wild trout and salmon
You will be guided by those who truly know this fishing paradise. Fishing guide and skipper Trevor Cruickshank has over 50 years fishing experience in Queenstown, the South Island and Otago’s rivers and lakes. Trevor is also a registered member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA). Teaming up with Trevor is Simon Cruickshank, who has a strong passion for all types of fishing and hunting and loves nothing more than to be out on the water. If he is not out on a charter then you will probably find him up a river or on the coast fishing. He has over 30 years fishing experience in and around the Southland and Otago regions.
At Queenstown Fishing, we are extremely passionate about our sport. When we are not on charter and guiding for a living you will still find us fishing, whether it’s for relaxation, at competitions or chasing the never ending bucket list of fish. Whatever the reason, at Queenstown Fishing we were born to fish!