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.


Hi Craig,

Just got back yesterday and flat out into it! Thanks heaps for sending those pics through, they came up really good. Liz and I had the best time fly fishing with you. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. Although I think the size of the trout I caught is up to 10 pounds now when I retell the story…..

Thanks once again Craig, we will recommend to as many people as we can.

Travis and Liz, Western Australia more

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