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Small Streams, Big Trout, Dry Fly

Guided Fly Fishing and Fly Casting Tuition, Queenstown, New Zealand

Chris Dore is a Queenstown based fly fishing guide of 20 years and well known New Zealand fly fishing personality. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and in 2006 became one of the first New Zealanders to successfully pass the internationally recognised, Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors examination. Chris specialises in fly fishing tuition, and guided sight fishing opportunities upon the unparalleled trout streams of the lower South Island of New Zealand. He believes that "life's too short to not catch fish", and takes a highly instructional, and fun-filled approach to fly fishing.

Chris' guiding area encompasses the Otago, Southland and the Mackenzie country regions including Queenstown, Gore, Lumsden, Twizel, Te Anau, and Haast.

Welcome to Southland, the essence of fly fishing in New Zealand

News & Updates

Due to a website crash, we are currently rebuilding so please bare with us. However, Chris' industry leading standards and guide services remain the same, and we will upload the 15 years of instructional articles and informative blog entries as we can.