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Stu Dever Fishing Charters

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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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3-hour salmon and trout fishing charter

This was an excellent trip from all perspectives! My wife and I chose to take this charter during... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
anthony0028
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Fun Afternoon Fishing

Fun afternoon on the lake. Stu’s a heart of NZ guy. Beautiful views and a grest catch. We’ll be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel H
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“rainbow trout” (32 reviews)
“caught fish” (15 reviews)
“great morning” (10 reviews)
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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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"rainbow trout"
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"caught fish"
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"great morning"
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"lake wakatipu"
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"great boat"
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"great stories"
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"hour trip"
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"catch salmon"
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"cook your catch"
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"prime restaurant"
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"lovely salmon"
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"sized fish"
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"couple of hours"
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"local knowledge"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an excellent trip from all perspectives! My wife and I chose to take this charter during our honeymoon to New Zealand because I enjoy fishing back home. Fortunately for us, we were the only two guests on the boat. First off, we caught...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun afternoon on the lake. Stu’s a heart of NZ guy. Beautiful views and a grest catch. We’ll be back again👌🏼👌🏼

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Great day on the lake. Highly recommended. And caught some great rainbow trout. Great scenery great boat.

Thank Philip Z
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very relaxing little trip, couple hours pottering around the lake, magic scenery from a different angle. Stu was easy to deal with, more than happy to answer our questions, organised and just a good dude. 7 fish in the esky, rainbows and browns so no...More

Thank Pom-from-Oz
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went fishing with stu an was that impressed had to go again. Beautiful rainbow trout caught along with some brown. Stu told me what restaurant would cook them for me an they were so tasty. Thanks again stu i will definitely be back

Thank Courtney C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

Thank Richard Jr C
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your comments....the rainbow trout are very good eating this time of the year....they are fat from having a good summer and eating lots of food....good to see that they cooked upwell, and you guys all enjoyed the fishing trip...see you next time....regards...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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 9 April 2018

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 27 March 2018

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 9 April 2018

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

Thank Taylor P
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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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Mahfuza M
7 June 2018|
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Response from Chinoook | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry for fishing in August....that is a good time for fishing, as the salmon are starting to run then,,,the easiest way for your group is to take a "private charter", where you guys are the only ones on... More
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gungho-traveller
23 April 2018|
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Response from Chinoook | Property representative |
Hi, we don't have a minimum age for children, but they must be supervised at all times, and all must wear a life jacket vest, which will be supplied by us. Fishing licences for children under 12 years old are free of charge.
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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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