Trout & Kingfish

From the rugged back-country chasing trout, to the wide-open saltwater flats, we are looking forward to sharing some of the best fishing New Zealand’s South island has to offer.

Request Booking

Trip Information

When it comes to fly fishing for trout, South Island NZ is as good as it gets.  Coupled with the new Kingfish flats fishery, this will be a trip to remember.

Hosted by Mickey from Aussie Fly Fisher, the trip is in collaboration with NZ Guides, Anton Donaldson & Ben Booth. Anton & Ben are the only Kingfish fly fishing guides based on the South Island, and also specialise in back-country trout.


There are two trips on offer with a maximum of four anglers per group, and two local NZ guides:

TRIP 1 – Saturday 3rd February – Sunday 10th February

TRIP 2 – Sunday 10th February – Sunday 17th February.


The first three days, based in Collingwood, are dedicated to Kingfish. Golden Bay has a large expanse of fishing locations, so each day the group will be split into pairs with one allocated guide.

The Kingfish fishery is quite possibly the most exciting in the world. A large expanse of flats ranging from ankle to waist deep offer great sight-fishing opportunities. Typically, the Kingfish follow the stingrays in the area, making them easy to see. We have also caught many fish from free-swimming schools, single cruising fish and fish tailing in the shallows. The flats are predominantly sand only, so when you hook up, be prepared to see plenty of backing.

Days four to six are dedicated to trout fishing in the stunning district around Motueka & Murchison. Famous for it’s brown trout and picturesque scenery, this will be an all-rounded dry fly fishing experience.

Meals range from café-style breakfasts, home cooked dinners and a light lunch while fishing. All meals, breakfasts & dinners have been organised as part of your trip.

Lunches are provided each day by your guide.

Non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Alcohol is BYO and can be easily acquired in both Collingwood and Motueka.

Accommodation is based on twin share rooms.

Please contact us for the complete trip details and itinerary.


Day 0: Feb 3 (Trip 1), Feb 10 (Trip 2)
Nelson airport pick up, head to Collingwood

Day 1: Feb 4 (Trip 1), Feb 11 (Trip 2)
Kingfish Day 1

Day 2: Feb 5 (Trip 1), Feb 12 (Trip 2)
Kingfish Day 2

Day 3: Feb 6 (Trip 1), Feb 13 (Trip 2)
Kingfish Day 3 – Drive 1.5 House to Motueka in evening

Day 4: Feb 7 (Trip 1), Feb 14 (Trip 2)
Trout Day 1

Day 5: Feb 8 (Trip 1), Feb 15 (Trip 2)
Trout Day 2

Day 6: Feb 9 (Trip 1), Feb 16 (Trip 2)
Trout Day 3

Day 7: Feb 10 (Trip 1), Feb 17 (Trip 2)
Transfer to Nelson Airport


What's included

  • Six full days guided fishing
  • One local guide for every two anglers
  • One days Helicopter trip per two anglers
  • Seven nights accommodation – twin share
  • Meals and non-alcoholic beverages from the first day of fishing to breakfast on the final day
  • Nelson Airport transfers at allocated time slots
  • All transportation to fishing spots

Not included

  • Return flights to Nelson, NZ
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • NZ fishing licence
  • Alcohol