Over the years we have spent a good amount of fishing for the big trophy browns in these renowned back country rivers. This is a location where one must be prepared to be humbled as an angler as these big cagey trout can be very spooky but in the best river conditions and a very well presented fly they are very catchable. Patience is the key to fly fishing for big brown trout in New Zealand and that is most certainly the case in these stunning waters of Hanmer Springs.
Heli fly fishing charters with a professional New Zealand fly fishing guide are required to access a lot of the prime waters, but some locations are accessible by long walks.
As with all fly fishing locations in New Zealand we highly recommend using a professional fly fishing guide. Professional registered fishing guides all hold valid department of conservation concessions and insurances.