Gerald Telford Fishing, South Island

Fly Fishing Trip and Lodge Details:

Telford's concept in guided fishing specializes in one or two anglers per guide, and therefore ensures personal attention, especially planned to meet the angler's preferences. Some anglers who have not been to New Zealand, have unrealistic expectations. In comparison to most other places the fishing is hard. In New Zealand, the fish are not as numerous as in other parts of the world, but their size is something else.

The Fishing:

Sight fishing for large rainbows and browns fishing the rivers, streams, lakes in the Otago and Southland regions of New Zealand's South Island.

THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT: Here is a trip that allows an angler to fish in remote areas which is 'off the beaten track' and too far from a normal base, to be visited on a one day trip. It's a trip for the real enthusiast. A five day circuit of some of the best waters in Otago and Southland (New Zealand's South Island). This trip is to let yourself indulge in the pursuit of New Zealand's big, resident, Brown and Rainbow trout. It is tailor-made to suit your requirements and very flexible. Seasonal variations will often dictate the outcome of this adventure. You will see New Zealand fishing at its best. And it is also full of surprises!

All transportation, food and accommodation is included. You will find yourselves in a fisherman's hut one night and in a local pub the next. You'll be visiting waters that only the locals know about. Details are always subject to change to insure the best trip.

The only way to fully comprehend this adventure is to do it! It will change the way you fish for ever! Come on, be brave. Give your guide the opportunity to show you where he goes to have fun!

Season information:

October 1 to May 31.


Guide rates start from $NZ675 for daily fishing trips. All trips are individually designed, or do the Southern Circuit, 5 days of fishing, 4 nights accommodations. Total price for this 5 day adventure is $NZ4,850, one angler and one guide, or $NZ 5,350, two anglers and one guide. Rates to June 1, 2013.

Fly-in trips by helicopter are also available; price on application.

Services at Travel Adventures are completely free!
When you book a fly fishing vacation with Travel Adventures,
you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter.

Accommodations and capacity:

Various accommodations can be arranged: home stays, bed and breakfast, motel units.


Fees includes all equipment, lunch (full day trips), morning and afternoon tea.

Not included:

License, gratuities, items of a personal nature, etc.


Near Lake Wanaka, which is situated in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand's spectacular South Island. About one hour from the Queenstown airport.

How to get there:

Fly to Queenstown (ZQN), via Christchurch (CHC) and/or Auckland (AKL), NZ.

Owners and Hosts:

Gerald and Sue Telford

Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".

We want to be your personal concierge service for fly-fishing adventures. We provide highly personalized service and will make all of your reservations and assist in any special requirements you may need. We are happy to assist with frequent flyer air reservations or search for discounted flight arrangements and make the necessary reservations.As your concierge, we will take care of everything. Just what a busy traveler needs. We will insure that your travel needs are covered, even if it is shipping your special selection of wine or a box of fine cigars ahead of time to your destination. We would enjoy hearing from you. Just contact us by email or use our toll free phone number 1.877.874.1400.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Have Questions?
Want to Book a Trip?
Contact Your Fly Fishing Conciege
Jean Philip Chaintreuil
Call 877.874.1400

Travel A Store

We have our own store to supply fishing gear, tying equipment, hooks, lines, leader materials, and the like, to our clients. Many hooks, lines, leaders and tippet materials, and limited fly tying items, are carried "In Stock". Other items can be obtained very quickly from our suppliers and delivered to you. All products are very competitively priced and fully guaranteed with a full satisfaction or return policy. Call us (1.877.874.1400), and we will track it down and get it to you as quickly as possible.

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