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Stu Dever Fishing Charters

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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 274 333 052
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Lake to plate

Thoroughly enjoyed everything about Stu and his guided fishing story especially his stories! Would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arabella H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Excellent

Great fishing trip out on Lake Wakatipu. Stu Dever was extremely friendly and knowledgable. Had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor P
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New Zealand
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“rainbow trout” (29 reviews)
“caught fish” (15 reviews)
“great morning” (10 reviews)
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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 274 333 052

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed everything about Stu and his guided fishing story especially his stories! Would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys getting on the water!

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review....fishing since the bad weather has been a little patchy, but it is starting to come right with the clearing weather....see you next time you are in Queenstown....regards Stu

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fishing trip out on Lake Wakatipu. Stu Dever was extremely friendly and knowledgable. Had a good time with him out on the boat. Highly recommend

Thank Taylor P
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review....pleased you all had an enjoyable fishing trip.....regards Stu

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I chartered Stu for a half day fishing trip. We got to the boat 15 minutes early and Stu was already there with the boat ready to go. Stu is a knowledgable guy so if you have any questions about Queenstown, New...More

Thank Matthew K
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review....sometimes the fish are a bit slow, but a bit of persistance is all that is required....pleased that the fish cooked up well....regards Stu

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a morning out with Stu in late January on the lake. Stu provided and excellent and very relaxed trip out on the lake. Professional, knowledgable and great for a chat, Stu was an amazing guide with lots of stories and insights about the area,...More

Thank georgiemurray91
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review...we did our best to get you guys some dinner, and its good to hear that the fish cooked up well....you cant beat fresh fish that you have caught yourself.....regards Stu

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to think of a better way to spend an afternoon than out fishing with Stu in Queenstown. If you want a personal and beginner friendly experience then look no further. We caught a couple of rainbow trout and big brown trout which easily fed...More

Thank Jack T
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the good review....fishing has been excellent, so hopefully it will be a great season....see you next time you are in Qtown....regards Stu

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stu should be your choice for a fishing charter excursion! We went out with Stu for a few hours and caught really nice rainbow and brown trout and one salmon. Stu has a nice and clean boat. He has great fishing equipment that is in...More

Thank karenhD5112JQ
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to see you guys had a good time, and caught some nice fish....weather here has been good for fishing.....se you next time you come to Queenstown ....regards Stu

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us did a successful two hour trip beginning at 8 AM, catching several rainbows and browns by trolling both at the surface and with downriggers. We were the only two, so had lots of room on his 34 ft boat with a new...More

Thank arnstead
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its great to see you enjoyed your trip, and the fish cooked up nice...Ive been hearing good things about the Prime Resturaunt, so thats a bonus as well...regards Stu

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Stu took us out for a couple of hours during the day and we caught 5 fish Brown and Rainbow trout. Lots of fun and Stu's a lovely bloke.

Thank aarongrofski
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pleased that you and your son really enjoyed the trip, and caught some nice fish....I really enjoy it when the kids have a great time....regards Stu

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I’m a repeat customer of Stu’s charter - always a great time out on the water with him! We caught 9 rainbows this morning (more than one per person) He knows the area very well and makes sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time...More

Thank Connor M
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes it was a great days fishing out there....pleased that you guys enjoyed it....see you next time....regards Stu

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Went fishing with Stu on the 5th of January. Fantastic experience. Stu is a very experienced and professional instructor, who made the trip very easy and enjoyable. We did catch some rainbow trout and brown trout that was absolutely delicious to cook afterwards. If you...More

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review....the fish are in good condition here at the moment, and I am pleased that they cooked up well...regards Stu

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Marianto L
26 February 2017|
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Response from Chinoook | Property representative |
Hi Yes I am available both days, and I would ensure that you guys are the only people on the boat...I would charge the caharter rate, which is $350 per hour....that price includes all fishing licences and equipment...I... More
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