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Drift or float river fishing is a great experience for the expert and novice alike.


Drift around 16km (10mi) per day, fishing as we drift – as well as stopping frequently and wading if desired. The rafts are able to take either one or two clients plus a guide and are fitted with rowing frames and comfortable seats. The aluminium rowing frames make the rafts very manoeuvrable, stable and safe which in turn makes them an excellent platform to cast from.

Drift fishing is a great way to get a long true, natural drift of your fly and to access areas that would be impossible on foot and of course you can fish both sides of the river with ease! A lot easier than bush bashing or boulder hopping your way up a river! This is an awesome way to fish. Long drag-free drifts, watching your fly gently bounce along in the current and waiting for that large snout to appear! A lot of the fish are pre-spotted or the client guided in the right direction to cast. As we have fished and guided on these rivers for years we have intimate knowledge on where the fish are likely to be and what they will most probably be feeding on.

It is a great experience for the expert and novice alike. We have all the gear you might require and provide delicious, fresh, shore-made lunches and also drinks and snacks. Come drift a magnificent New Zealand river with us, sit back and enjoy the ride and don’t forget to take a look around from time to time at New Zealand’s magnificent scenery.


  • All equipment – if required
  • 8 hours guided fishing (approx)
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks
  • Tax and Department of Conservation concessions
  • Pick up and drop off to your local accommodation

Time Required: 8 hours for full day (half days also available)
Licenses: A New Zealand fishing license is required. Day or full season licenses available for both residents and non-residents.
Note: To fish designated backcountry rivers, a full season license is required


Day rates from $NZD 1,050 per person or $NZD 995 for two people
Half day rates from $NZD 775 per person or $NZD 725 for two people
Departures from Wanaka

Drift Fishing
Pro Guide
Backcountry Rivers
Lunch Provided
5 - 8 Hours
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