We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stu Dever Fishing Charters

Features Animals

Stu Dever Fishing Charters
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (186)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rainbow trout”(25 reviews)
“caught fish”(15 reviews)
“lake wakatipu”(14 reviews)
Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 274 333 052
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We were having a wondering fishing trip with Stu at the Lake Wakatipu. All fishing tackle were ready, the boat was comfortable. We were having a cup of hot tea and while fishing in the middle of this beautiful Lake Wakatipu. We caught some Salmon...More

2  Thank Carsonlao
Reviews (171)
There are newer reviews for Stu Dever Fishing Charters
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
163 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
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
Updating list...
51 - 60 of 163 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Absolute must do if in Queenstown! Amazing boat, stu is a great bloke and good fishing. Caught 5 fish today in the 2 hours we had! No sea sickness, beautiful scenery. Definitely worth a try if you're in Queenstown and want to do a bit...More

Thank mattpG6781LK
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks for your comments...hope you enjoy your stay in Queenstown....regards Stu

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic morning out fishing with Stu and my 5 year old. Stu is super friendly and accommodating. Supplied everything required for a successful trip catching fish. We caught rainbow trout and salmon. Would definitely recommend when visiting Queenstown, NZ

Thank ucancallmedrgn
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

You certainly have a VERY keen young fisherman there, who is not afraid to get his hands on a fish.....nice photo with him, his fish, and the batton....see you next time you are over....regards Stu

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My father-in-law and I went on a charter with Stu at late notice and it was fantastic. The views are unbelievable, Stu's boat is perfect and we caught over a dozen salmon and trout in 2hrs. Highly recommend! Thanks a lot Stu!

Thank Michael T
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Yes we had a great bit of fishing there....really enjoyable time...see you guys next time...regards Stu

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

8 of us went out on an afternoon on the lake. Amazing scenery and a bonus that we caught 8 fish in the 2 hours we were out. Stu was a fantastic guide with great knowledge of the lake and Queenstown. Would definitely do again...More

Thank jwh86
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Nice photo of the salmon....hope you had a good meal of fresh fish....regards Stu

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

What a great day! We have never been so successful fishing in freshwater before. We caught brown trout, rainbow trout and salmon. We highly recommend it for everybody!

Thank Megan B
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I am very pleased that you guys enjoyed the trip, and hopefully the boys will be "hooked" on fishing for the rest of their lives.....regards Stu

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with Stu Dever. Our boys are 9, 10 and 13 and this was their first time fishing and they loved it, managing to catch salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout. Stu was a great host and guide and provided us...More

Thank Peter D
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

I am pleased that you guys had such a great experience for your first fishing trip...hopefully the young ones will be encouraged to keep on fishing because they really enjoyed it...see you next time you are in Queenstown...regards Stu

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great morning out on the water with Stu. Got us to where the fish were even though it was winter and they aren't as active. Caught heaps of fish and the kids loved it. Thanks Stu.

Thank theone2200
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thanks for that review...hope my receipy for the trout worked ok....sometimes sweet chilli sauce just gives the fish a bit of a better flavour see you next time....regards Stu

Reviewed 25 June 2017

3 of us decided very spontaneously to go fishing on a Winter's morning of Winterfest. Dianne was very accommodating and booked us in within the hour for a 2hr charter trip. Stu was very friendly, had some great stories and know a thing or two...More

Thank EstelaF259
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for you kind words Estela...it was a really enjoyable trip, and you guys caught all three types of fish....I hope they tasted good..there is nothing like cooking and eating fresh fish that you have caught yourselves....regards Stu

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Stu was personable and attentive. We hauled in four keepers - one being the biggest catch of the week! This is my second charter out with Stu and would recommend to anyone!! Thanks Stu, Ryan, AJ, JC and JR

Thank Ryan L
Chinoook, Owner at Stu Dever Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks Ryan...hope you guys enjoyed your fresh fish for lunch....

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great day out with Stu on Lake Wakatipu. Despite the intermittent rain, and also a slow start in terms of fish caught, Stu was a knowledgeable and entertaining host. Our family group included a 5-year old, who had a fantastic time, and was fully engaged...More

Thank Kreacher
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 nearby hotels
The Lofts Apartments
316 reviews
.07 km away
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
1,623 reviews
.14 km away
Eichardt's Private Hotel
308 reviews
.15 km away
Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments
651 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 287 nearby restaurants
The Taj Indian Kitchen
589 reviews
.03 km away
Perky's - Floating Bar
338 reviews
.07 km away
Mrs Ferg Beach Street
130 reviews
.01 km away
Little Blackwood
174 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 390 nearby attractions
Queenstown Water Taxis
133 reviews
.06 km away
Moa Statue
112 reviews
.02 km away
Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market
24 reviews
.06 km away
Mr Whippy
21 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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.