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.



Beautiful fish and great stories.  I also have wonderful memories of those rainbows and have told the story many times. I especially enjoyed letting them go.
You certainly are on our must do list when we next return to the South Island.

Paul and Maria, Australia more

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