Backcountry New Zealand Hunting & Fly Fishing Guides

Fly fishing in New Zealand crystal clear rivers is a truly memorable 'must do' life experience! Backcountry fly fishing tours for those that are serious trout stalkers working on their 'Bucket List'. Over 25 years of Professional Guiding Services.

25 + years experience


  • Strong knowledge of Canterbury & Westland Fisheries
  • Guides of choice for many international Angling Travel Agents
  • Strong landowner relationships


Best time of Year

Oct - Dec; Jan - Apr

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Backcountry New Zealand - Hunting & Fishing guiding service has established itself as one of the leading guiding outfitters with decades of experience in stalking the game and trout species of New Zealand Since the 1980's.

What this means for you is that a sucessful fly fishing guiding operation has proven and continues to prove success each year.

A limited number of tours allows Backcountry NZ nationally qualified guides to deliver private, personal and professional fishing to those that secure dates, meaning your experience is not one of many, but the only guided tour we are focusing on!

We are the outfitter of choice for many international Angling Travel agencies across the Americas and Europe through years of consistent satisfaction.


  • Courtesy 4WD Toyota vehicles
  • Helicopters & Fixed wing

Your Guide

  • Phil Stephenson, Nigel Birt, Neil Goldie - NZ Professional Fishing Guides longstanding members
  • Supply Fly-Fishing services to many lodges in Canterbury & Westland
  • As seen on Discovery Channel

Where to Stay

Red Cottages Staveley - Alford Cottage

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Physical address

Backcountry New Zealand Hunting & Fly Fishing Guides, 4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, Staveley, Methven, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7771, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1 hours drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
20 minutes
Proximity to town:
15 Minutes

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $870.00 - $500,000.00
Other charges:
Animal Tags & game License fees where appropriate

Language support

  Written Spoken
German NO YES

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