The rivers of the South Island provide some of the world’s most renowned backcountry fishing. 

Recommended 1-2 guest only

Full Day


  • Private return helicopter transfers

  • Gourmet picnic lunch with beverages

  • Guide

Equipment can be hired for a Fee

Fishing Licences required 

Day Licence $35/angler

Non-resident Full Season Back Country Licence Endorsement $170/angler.

Set in deep, native forest, this is sight fishing in its truest form, and the gin-clear waters require careful stalking. Trophy size rainbow and brown trout inhabit these streams and present the angler with a unique challenge. 

Backed by the heights of the Southern Alps and bordered to the West by the Tasman Sea these are remote, backcountry waters you will remember forever. 

Anglers are dropped at a river selected by the guide based on the angler’s requirements and the fishing conditions at the time. 


The helicopter is available to the anglers all day in order to maximise the opportunities to locate the best possible fishing. 


This is the best way to access the West Coast, East Coast, and Fiordland’s remote, rarely fished rivers. 

The Lindis

Ahuriri Valley

1490 Birchwood Road

Ahuriri Valley 9412

+64 3 976 1589 

  • The Lindis
  • The Lindis

Paroa Bay Winery


31 Otamarua Rd,

Russell 0271,

Bay of Islands,

Sage Restaurant

+64 9 403 8270 

  • Paroa Bay Winery
  • Paroa Bay Winery

Chalet New Zermatt


Lot 10 Forestline Rise

Moke Lake Road

Queenstown 9300

+64 3 976 1589 

Mt Isthmus


2751 Makarora-Lake

Hāwea Rd

  • Chalet New Zermatt
  • Chalet New Zermatt
  • Mt Isthmus
  • Mt Isthmus