New Zealand
Guided Fly Fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout NZ

Adventures Geared to Client Skills and Requirements

Guided Fly Fishing Adventures in some very special southern New Zealand waters. Experience spectacular New Zealand wilderness locations that many people can only dream of.

Master the art of fly fishing, catch and release is mostly the practice, although a trophy would be the exception, spin-fishing and trolling on request.

Lake Wanaka Fishing Safaris offers excellent flyfishing at lake edges, stream mouths and rivers. fly fishing with nymphs, deeply sunk wet flies and lures. Common rods and lines are 7-8 weight with dry and sinking wet lines. Dry fly size 12-14, lure 8-10.

Wanaka Fishing Safaris is a central destination with easy access to Queenstown, Milford Sound, Southland and west coast. Lake Wanaka has a large tackle shop / sports store for all requirements. Wanaka is easily accessible by regular coach services, airport connections hire car etc.

WFS guiding offers the adventure seeking angler a unique New Zealand experience, select remoteness and scenic beauty.
Wanaka is a summer and winter mountain resort, and recognised as offering some of the best fishing in New Zealand.

The rivers that feed the lakes carry excellent stocks of Brown and Rainbow Trout, Quinnet Salmon.
Clear Alpine rivers and lakes offer superb sight hunting within pristine wilderness environments.


Expected Seasonal Conditions:  ( Latest Fishing Report )
October: Good lake edge fishing - lure and nymph.
Rivers running into lakes closed, running out are open.
November: High country rivers open, good dry fly / nymph fishing,
temperatures improving, good PM hatches.
January, February: Settled weather, rivers tend to be
lower with excellent dry fly fishing.
March: Many fishermen prefer March, weather not too hot,
conditions still ideal for dry and wet fly fishing.
April: Temperatures are coole, dry fly fishing not as rewarding,
wet fly excellent, rainbow trout at their best.
May: Dry fly fishing finished, still good lure fishing.

Tariffs 2011 Season:
1 or 2 persons, fishing with 1 guide,  $550.00 per day, $350 half day.
Evening fishing by arrangement - Groups by arrangement.

Arthur GrayCourtesy 4WD transport - Lunch provided in daily tariff. Helicopter or fixed wing aircraft by
arrangement. Fishing license is not included in tariff.

Wanaka Fishing Safaris was founded in 1978 by Arthur Gray and Bruce Collie with both becoming life members of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association.

Since 1997, Wanaka Fishing Safari's has been owned and operated by Richard Grimmett who has accumulated notable experiences, and is keen to share.

Richard Grimmett
Richard's knowledge of fly fishing is extremely comprehensive and accumulated through-out the areas of ....

New Zealand Fly Fishing Adventures Lake Wanaka, Hawea, Lake Dunston, Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Makarora, Central Otago, Southland Rivers, Mt Aspiring National Park and general southern lakes New Zealand.

Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Assn.
NZPFGA guides adhere to the highest ideals, and the sustainable management of New Zealand fisheries.
The NZPFGA mission statement is ...
To advocate and protect the interests of members and clients, and to promote professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation in the interests of angling.

Richard Grimmett
Latest Fishing Report
Fly Fishing Guide for Brown and Rainbow Trout

Phone 03 443 7748 offshore 001164 3 443 7748 - Email
Mobile 027 2459816  
Fax 03 4437798 Visa Bankcard Mastercard
22 Russell St, Wanaka - South Island of New Zealand.

Outdoor Activities: There's something here for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure! From fishing to flight seeing, walking, to water skiing, tramping to tennis, horse trekking to heli skiing, gold-panning to golfing. Do everything or nothing, take time, all year round, to enjoy our unique outdoors.

Wining and Dinning:  Eating out is a highlight in Wanaka with an abundance of cafe's, licensed and unlicensed restaurants to choose from. You can dine indoors or outdoors, have meals to-go or sit back and be pampered. Enjoy quality New Zealand fare and our local fresh fruits with variety to suit all tastes. Visit the local vineyard and taste some unique southern wine.

Lake Wanaka has a variety of accommodation, wining, dinning and outdoor activities:
Resorts, motels, home stays, guest lodge, bed and breakfast, backpackers - vineyards, skiing, climbing, flying, you name it, it's here.

Did you know: Lake Wanaka is central to a fascinating area of southern New Zealand, excavated by massive glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea lie side by side, joined by a sliver of land known as The Neck, which is just 1000 metres wide, the glaciers were once joined. Lake Wanaka is the source of New Zealand's largest river, the Clutha River. Ringed by pebbly beaches and magnificent views to the surrounding peaks, both lakes offer a variety of adventures. There are loads of activities summer and winter, Lake Wanaka has a favourable climate year round.

Following are some related links  .....


Peak Sport Chalet
Certified environmentally friendly accommodation. A small and personal accommodation designed to make your holiday unique. A family owned business welcoming guests.

Alpine Motels  Lake Wanaka
Studios from $95 - $145,  Family units from $125 - $245
family / group / corporate rates available on application.

Fly Fish Mataura South Island
Guided brown trout fly fishing on the Mataura River, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Dry Fly or Nymph fishing,

Outrside Sports Lake Wanaka
Clothing, equipment and accessories for skiing, snow boarding, mountain biking, trekking, climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, fishing.

Sasanoki Bed and Breakfast
Located at Penrith Park, on Lake Wanaka, 2 self contained studios, enjoy the lakside location with spectacular lake and alpine views.

Wyndham Vacation Rresort Lake Wanaka
set on a tree-lined avenue, offering a comfortable but refined base to enjoy the many delights of New Zealand's South Island

Lake Wanaka information
Official website Lake Wanaka region -
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Pro Network  Composite Developments is a quality focused firm that manufacture, market and represent recreational brands.

Fish and Game  The New Zealand Government's agency responsible for managing freshwater sports fish, fisheries, andgame bird hunting.

Lake Wanaka Rental Cars  offer a full range of rental cars including small, medium and touring models. Wanaka Renta Car also have small, medium and large 4 Wheel Drive SUV's

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