Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing have been licensed to guide in Southland since the summer of 2000. Entrust us to provide you with a fly fishing experience that will long remain in the memory.

Experience the excitement of fly fishing in one of the world’s most picturesque locations, the Southland region of New Zealand. Join Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing, your professional guiding service, licensed by the Department of Conservation to guide in New Zealand since January 2000.


  • An immersive, full-week fly fishing expedition running Sunday to Sunday
  • Personalised service with only four anglers per week and a 1:2 guide to client ratio
  • Cosy cottage accommodation merely 150 metres from a world-class river home to trophy trout
  • A dozen quality streams within a 45-minute drive
  • All meals included – a mix of local restaurant dinners and home prepared BBQs
  • A relaxed social experience with guides and fellow participants
  • From Australia: Convenient three-hour flight from all east coast capitals including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
  • From the USA: Fly from Los Angeles or San Franciso to Auckland then a short 2 hour domestic flight to Queenstown.
  • Join us, Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing, trusted by clients since January 2000 to guide them through the trout-rich Southland region of New Zealand.
  • Trip Price on application via the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page.


Fly fish the South Island New Zealand


Our Offer: 7 Nights of Adventure & Personalised Service

Our comprehensive fly fishing New Zealand package includes seven nights of accommodation, six days of guided fly fishing, all transportation, meals, and flies. Note that fishing licences, alcohol, incidental purchases, and flights are not included.

Benefit from our seasoned team of guides, many of whom have been with us for thirty years. Our guides are eager to assist you in enhancing your fly fishing skills and knowledge. Not only do they find you fish, but they also commit to helping you improve your skills and knowledge throughout the week.

2025 Dates 

Our high-season dates for 2025 are listed below. 

Sunday 5th – Sunday 12th January 2 Spots
Sunday 12th  – Sunday 19th January 2 Spots
Sunday 19th – Sunday 26th January 4 Spots
Sunday 26th – Sunday 2nd February 4 Spots
Sunday 9th – Sunday 16th February 2 Spots



Your Accommodation Situated in the heart of the Southland region set amongst rolling hills, our quaint and comfortable cottage boasts three twin-share bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy lounge area, and an inviting outdoor deck, perfect for summer BBQs.

Where You’ll Dine Expect a blend of hearty local restaurant dinners and relaxed BBQ nights on the farmhouse deck.

The Fishing Explore world-class trout streams of New Zealand’s Southland region. Most of the fishing is with dry flies to sighted fish, and our experienced guides will help you make the most of your time on the water each day.

Guide:Client Ratio We’re passionate about personalised service, maintaining a strict guide-to-client ratio of 1:2. This ensures that every guest gets the attention they need to fully maximise their adventure.

Experience & Fitness Level Our trips cater to all ages and fitness levels. We adjust the pace of each trip to suit the group’s needs.

Bring a Friend or Book a Group Share the adventure with someone you know for an even more enjoyable experience. We can also accommodate larger groups for a more social experience but our standard trip is for just four anglers with two guides.

Our Qualifications With guides holding First Aid and Working with Children certifications, and many with Swiftwater Rescue Qualifications, we put your safety first. Our experience and longevity, as well as our high re-booking rate, attest to our professionalism.

Booking – Payments – Cancellation

We have a clearly defined booking and payment schedule.

  • 50% deposit required within three days of booking to secure your spot.
  • Balance payment due by November 1st.
  • Cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

In case of a cancellation:

  • We’ll attempt to rebook your spot up until the day your trip begins.
  • If we are able to rebook the spot, a full refund will be issued.
  • If we are unable to rebook the spot, no refund will be given.

We suggest purchasing travel insurance for your trip to cover you in the unforeseen event that you need to cancel.

Fly fish the South Island New Zealand

Fly fish the South Island New Zealand


Included in the package are seven nights of accommodation, six days of guided fly fishing, all transport, meals, and flies. Excluded are fishing licences, alcohol, incidental purchases, and flights.



  1. Our qualified team of guides have been providing high-quality services for thirty years. All our staff are committed to improving your skills and general fly fishing knowledge. We believe in personalised attention; our guides will not just point out the fish but will also help you refine your skills / techniques over the week.
  2. Our trip itinerary focuses on maximising your fishing experience, with less emphasis on returning to the lodge by a specific time. We’ve fine-tuned the trip package over many seasons, taking into consideration valuable feedback from our guests.
  3. Our location situated in the heart of the Southland region – minimises driving time, maximising your time spent on the water.
  4. Meals are a mix of self-catered breakfasts, sandwich lunches, and alternating between local restaurant dinners and BBQs on the farmhouse deck.

Fly fish the South Island New Zealand


Client Reviews

NZ Trip That Never Disappoints

Embarking on a fly fishing journey with GVFFC in New Zealand is an experience I’ve repeated annually since 2003, and it never disappoints. For any fly fishing enthusiast, the sight of massive trout in the transparent waters of New Zealand is incomparable to anything else in the world. The guides are excellent at adapting to individual capabilities, offering a range of fishing spots to cater to different abilities.

The accommodation, though simple, is cos y and comfortable, housing a small group of fellow fly-fishers, with whom you can share stories and experiences at the end of each day. Overall, this is an adventure I can’t recommend enough for those seeking an unforgettable fly fishing experience.

– Simon 

Spectacular New Zealand

I was gifted a remarkable fly fishing adventure to NZ with Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre for my 50th birthday, and it was such a captivating experience that I’ve returned annually for 13 years now. The stunning rivers and the company of guides who feel more like friends make for a week in fly fishing paradise. Comfortable accommodation and delicious meals, including a couple of memorable evenings at the homestead and Mossburn Pub, add to the overall appeal of the experience.

As early as July each year, I find myself eager for the next adventure, anticipating the exciting times ahead. Regardless of the weather, there’s always a fishable spot to be found, ensuring there’s never an idle day. From landing in New Zealand to the day of departure, it’s a ceaseless journey of fishing delight. If you crave a fly fishing experience that truly feels like magic, I suggest booking with GVFFC, but act quickly – spaces are limited and many of us are quick to rebook for the following year as soon as we return home.

– Peter

Transformative Experience

I recently embarked on one of GVFFC’s New Zealand fly fishing tours, following my initial introduction to the sport through their beginner’s course. This experience proved to be transformative, convincing me to rebook for the following summer, just like the three seasoned fishermen I joined.

The team of guides was incredibly supportive, offering additional casting lessons and dedicating long days to fishing multiple rivers when the weather allowed. The accommodation was cozy. What truly stood out was the diverse and interesting group of people I met, all connected through the shared love for fly fishing.

Although new to fly fishing, my comparison with numerous international golfing trips highlights the focus of this adventure – the authentic angling experience rather than mere luxury. I am indebted to Antony and his hardworking team for making this unforgettable trip a permanent fixture in my summer plans. I returned home not only having caught fish as a beginner but also as a much more knowledgeable and passionate fly fisher.

– Tim

Ready to book?

To learn more or to make a booking, call or text us right now. We are available from 8am – 10pm every day of the week, always ready to assist you on your fly fishing journey.

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre
📞 03 5773 2513 | 📱 0418 995 611

Join us for an exhilarating fly fishing adventure in the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island. We look forward to hosting you!

A big brown trout eats a mayfly right in front of you. This is a daily experience on our trips. This is part of why fly fishing in New Zealand should be on every angler's bucket list.

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Great fish caught while fly fishing in New Zealand

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