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Stu Dever Fishing Charters

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“rainbow trout”(25 reviews)
“caught fish”(15 reviews)
“lake wakatipu”(14 reviews)
Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 274 333 052
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All reviews rainbow trout caught fish lake wakatipu great boat hour trip great morning catch salmon fish including cook your catch prime restaurant lovely salmon local knowledge couple of hours an amazing guide few hours fun experience great fun
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Great fun. Caught all types of trout . Stu was very helpful and friendly. Went out of his way for us to make sure we caught fish. Highly recommended .

Thank james11218
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your kind comments....there were some nice salmon and rainbow trout caught, so I hope you enjoyed them for your lunch....see you next time in Queenstown....

Reviewed 14 October 2017

My husband and 11 year son and I went out with Stu for a three hour fishing experience on the lake. We were not disappointed. Stu was very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. He helped us have a great experience catching 12 lovely salmon,...More

Thank Alison D
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the comments....it was a great days fishing, and your son will hopefully remember the trip for a long time....see you next time Stu

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stud is extremely knowledgeable and has such great experience of the region to ensure we had a great trip and caught loads of fish, definitely recommend to anyone wanting the best fishing trip in Queenstown

Thank David R
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks for that David....it was a good trip enjoyedby all

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We went out with Stu for three hours in the morning and had such a fun and enjoyable time that we bought two more hours with him that same day in the afternoon. It was a slow day for fish but we caught enough to...More

Thank Mouse612
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks for your review....yes it was a bit of a slow start, but we got quite a few fish as the day progressed....regards Stu

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing guide full of fishing knowledge and character. Brillaint arvo on the boat caught a few fish and kindly prepared for eating for us. Thanks Stu.

Thank Ellyharrington
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review....hope that the fish supper tasted good.....theres nothing like eating your own catch of salmon.....regards Stu

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Fishing trip was easily organised and Stu was a fountain of knowledge. We managed to catch 2 salmon and a trout. It is very much for novice fishing, as Stu did all the work, we just reeled them in. Still it was a great way...More

1  Thank Chris C
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Chris...thanks for your comments, and am please that you got some fish....I like to put out the lines, so that we dont get tangles, especially when we are running 6 lines....also the downriggers catch a lot of fish when they are opperating correctly, but...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Managed to catch 7 fishes (3 salmon + 4 rainbow trout) in about 2 hours. Stu is extremely helpful and hospitable. Thanks to his experience and knowledge, we had a fantastic morning and lots of fish to eat!

Thank nelsonqqq
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review. It was a great trip, and I am pleased that you guys had plenty of fish to eat.... Singapore people are always lucky on my boat....see you next time...Stu

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time out on lake wakatipu. Stu is a great guy who is easy to get along with and knows the area very well. Ended up catching a bunch of salmon and one good sized rainbow trout. Stu will also show you some...More

Thank billy_mcmxc
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went out fishing with Stu and had a great time. We were lucky enough to have the whole boat to ourselves. After a short trip up the lake we stopped and dropped the lines. We had hooked our first fish within...More

Thank RWillcox
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you Stu. We had an amazing couple of hours on Lake Wakatipu catching several beautiful two year old Salmon. Prime Restaurant cooked up two of our catch that night and they were totally awesome. Definitely recommend this fishing adventure to anyone. Stu is a...More

Thank Kay D
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8 October 2018|
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
7 June 2018|
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
23 April 2018|
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.