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Stu Dever Fishing Charters

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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Family Fun Time with Fishin' Stu

Stu was all prepared for our 2hr trip. The boat was heated up. Kids wore their life vest and Stu... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We're hooked!

Awesome day with Stu. The fish were jumping early, we caught more than one each - salmon, brown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“rainbow trout” (30 reviews)
“caught fish” (15 reviews)
“great morning” (10 reviews)
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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stu was all prepared for our 2hr trip. The boat was heated up. Kids wore their life vest and Stu issued them their fish license. Then we headed straight to the main part of the lake and caught 2 good sized rainbow trout. Scenery was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome day with Stu. The fish were jumping early, we caught more than one each - salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout. Great guy, friendly and entertaining and worked hard to get us all fish and cleaned the fish for us. Cleanest fishing boat I've...More

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

Thank you for your nice review...pleased that you guys all caught fish, and you got all three varietys.....hope that my cooking instructions to you worked out ok....keeping my boat clean is a top priority for me.....I have been on a few charter boats where they...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such an excellent time fishing for the morning with Stu. He was well prepared with everything we needed for the fishing license, gear, and to clean the fish we caught. He also recommended and awesome restaurant where they actually prepared the fish for...More

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

Thank you for your kind review....pleased that you guys enjoyed the trip, and had a nice fresh fish meal prepared by the restaurant....the photos look good too.....regards Stu

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 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 24 February 2018

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 13 February 2018 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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

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 11 February 2018

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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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 9 February 2018 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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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 25 January 2018

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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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 23 January 2018

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

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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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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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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