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.


Thanks again for an excellent day out on Thursday in great weather. I’m still buzzing at having landed those fish. For me, I think it was the single most productive day’s fishing I’ve had in terms of helping to pull the various aspects together. Certainly great encouragement to keep at it and improve.

Last but not least, I’m delighted with the way the gear’s worked out so thank you for your very sound advice on that front.

Hope to be back in NZ again before too long.


Olivia C. Sydney more

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