Personally guided fly fishing, Wanaka, New Zealand

Hi – I’m Craig Smith, owner and guide at Hatch Fly Fishing, based in the South Island fly fishing mecca of Wanaka. I know this fly fishery well – the weather patterns, water levels, fish movements, feeding habits, and have a good relationship with land owners to get access to those special places. Member NZPFGA. FFF certified instruction.



Since our return we have spoken of nothing much else but New Zealand. Your country, to put it simply, is a piscatorial utopia, a fly fishermans nivarna. We will be back before long! Your operation impressed us in every possible way, and after being a guide in Africa for six years, I can say without reservation that your operation and guiding ability is ‘par excellence’.

Yuri J, Scotland more

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