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.



We had such a brilliant time – the weather was fantastic, the scenery superb, and the fishing was really excellent. For two novices to the sport of fly fishing in general, and sight fishing in particular, we are acutely aware of how totally at sea we would have been without your expert help. We loved every minute, whether catching fish or cursing, having “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory”. We can’t thank you enough for your help and expertise,-not forgetting the gourmet lunches and freshly ground coffee!”

John and Anne C, Australia more

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