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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The morning fishing with Stu was our boys birthday present to them and I'm so glad we booked. In a 2hr trip the boys caught 9 fish including rainbow trout and salmon. Stu is a very personable guy and was great with our kids. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Clare B
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your great review....it was a great trip, despite the cold weather, and the boys were very keen fishermen....I am so pleased that they had a good trip, and the photos turned out excellent....see you guys next time you get back to Queenstown...regards...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend Stu’s fishing trip Our two boys caught 10 fish in 2 hours- dinner for us and then some to give away. Stu was an interesting character who had plenty of stories to share. A good communicator with children and adults. He knows the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John M
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review...it was a great day for fishing, and the catch was excellent....the boys were a pleasure to take out, and both were very keen right to the end...hope the fish dinner turned out right.....see you next time you are in...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Great day on the lake with Captain Stu! The Captain provided heaps of local knowledge as well as a successful fishing expedition. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review....the fishing here is improving all the time....winter is setting in, and the fish are really hungry, so they are hitting the lures harder.....I am pleased that you enjoyed your fishing trip with me....regards Stu

Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review...the fishing that day was really good, as was the company....I hope that your honeymoon went off well, and you enjoyed the rest of NZ as you did Queenstown.....good to hear that the Pub on Wharf did a good job...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 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👌🏼👌🏼

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel H
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thanks Rachel for the nice review....hope the fish cooked up good....regards Stu

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Philip Z
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your nice review.....the rainbow trout are really starting to come on now its geting colder....see you next time you visit Qtown

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your review....the fishing is improving as we head towards winter....the fish are hungrier as it gets colder...hope they coked up ok....regards Stu

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Courtney C
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your review...hope the fish cooked up nice for you....see you next time you visit Queenstown Regards Stu

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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myz_m
8 October 2018|
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Response from Chinoook | Property representative |
Hi....we have trips going out in the mornings, and afternoons every day, weather depending....the cost of the 2 hour trip is NZ$200 per person, and that price includes fishing licences and all equipment...catching mostly... More
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MahfuzaM2
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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