The Rees - True South


Fly fishing adventures at The Rees Hotel Queenstown
New Zealand has long been the mecca for international fly fishing enthusiasts, so why not put yourself in the picture with an unforgettable fly fishing experience in Queenstown, right in the heart of New Zealand trout country.
Pristine waters are home to large, wild brown and rainbow trout, and whilst free rising fish can often be seen from the comfort of your apartment balcony here at The Rees, it is the picturesque back country valleys where the ultimate New Zealand fly fishing experience is to be found.
Gin clear rivers and specialist sight fishing techniques are the pinnacle of trout fishing, and with dozens of world class waters within easy reach of The Rees, you can be amongst it in no time at all.

Your Guide
Chris Dore is a Queenstown based, full time fly fishing guide and well known New Zealand fly fishing personality. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and in 2005 became one of the first New Zealanders to successfully pass the internationally recognised, Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors examination. Chris specialises in fly fishing tuition, and guided sight fishing opportunities upon the unparalleled trout streams of the lower South Island of New Zealand. He believes that “life’s too short to not catch fish”, and takes a highly instructional, and fun-filled approach to fly fishing. Check out more on Chris’ informative guiding site

Your Options

Local rivers
Dozens of world class rivers and streams are accessible by 4WD as daytrips, or included in a multi-day itinerary. No matter what the conditions or the weather, Chris is one of the few who can always find you fishable water.
A typical day involves being picked up from The Rees Hotel at a prearranged time, driving to our destination by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and sampling some of NZ’s finest small stream fly fishing. The average day allows for 8 hours fishing time, although you will never be pulled off the river if Chris thinks an evening hatch is imminent. Travelling times to our fishing areas vary depending on conditions, though are generally between 50 to 90 minutes’ drive time each way. Please enquire for more information and current season rates.

Wilderness, Helicopter Accessed Fly Fishing
Go remote, into waters rarely fished by the majority of anglers with a Heli Fishing Adventure. This is true wilderness, New Zealand fly fishing. Heli fishing isn’t necessarily about finding larger trout, or bigger numbers of fish. It is all about getting into truly remote waters and experiencing the challenge of deceiving wild brown and rainbow trout in the breathtaking surrounds of inaccessible mountain valleys and pristine clear waters. Available as a day trip, or incorporated into a multi day itinerary with camp out options. Please enquire for pricing and Heli Fishing options.
We are proud here at The Rees to be able to offer you some of the finest accommodation in conjunction with one of the top New Zealand fly fishing experiences.
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