• Strong knowledge of Canterbury area
  • Guides of choice for many travel agents
  • Strong landowner relationships


Best time of Year

  • Oct - Dec; Jan - Apr

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $870.00 - $500000.00
Other charges angle-down

Animal Tags & game License fees where appropriate


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.


  • 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

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year


4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, Methven, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
1 hours drive to Christchurch International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
20 minutes
decisions Proximity to town:
15 minutes to Methven. 40 Minutes to Ashburton. 60 Minutes to Christchurch

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