Best Fishing on the South Island

Whether you like your fishing relaxed, family-friendly or adrenalin charged, New Zealand has the perfect catch waiting at the end of a line.

Grab a reel and catch a big one in one of the world’s favourite fishing spots. New Zealand’s South Island is a perfect place for a fishing holiday – and there’s enough action off the water to keep non-fishing types perfectly content as well.

If you’re planning to visit multiple fishing spots during your holiday, consider hiring a campervan or motorhome. Companies such as Apollo Motorhome Holidays offer great deals with pickup from Christchurch, and their 2-berth, 4-berth and 6-berth vehicles are ideal for all types of travellers. There’s plenty of room inside to store your rods, tackles and a fridge for live bait! To travel in style, check out the brand new vehicles available for hire from Star RV, who guarantee vehicles to be not more than 6 months old.

So, where are the fish biting? The South Island has plenty of locations to choose from! For traditional fly-fishing, Wanaka and Queenstown are very popular, with plenty of guided tours and lots of places to try your luck on your own.

Fishing families will love farm stays where the local ponds are stocked with trout or for real adventure, try a stay in a wilderness hut near a river or lake and enjoy fishing with no distractions from the outside world.

New Zealand’s experienced and enthusiastic fishing guides are certainly worth engaging to direct you to out of the way places and ‘only locals know’ fishing holes, but sometimes the best fishing is the most adventurous. Think heli-fishing or deep sea game fishing.

At the end of your journey you’re guaranteed to have a few big stories to tell!

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