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Southern Rivers Fly Fishing

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10 Poppy Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6941
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Fantastic Dry Fly Fishing with an Amazing Guide

I had never fished around Wanaka. Usually I fish around the top of the South Island so when I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Honolulu, Hawaii

We had the pleasure of fishing with Jake for three days at the end of our two week fishing trip... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
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Get the most from your precious time in this fly fishing paradise that surrounds Wanaka and the lower South Island. Guide Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing has vast local knowledge of the lower South Island rivers and lakes. Jake is known as an expert in sighting trout and prides him self on his ability to spot trout in what can be very challanging water, this is crucial to your success when fly fishing New Zealand waters. Jake’s boundless passion, skill and enthusiasm for fly fishing the South Island’s trout rivers will take you a long way toward your dream New Zealand fly fishing experience.
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10 Poppy Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never fished around Wanaka. Usually I fish around the top of the South Island so when I asked one of the top guides in NZ who I should fish with, he immediately without hesitation said, Jake Berry. He took me to some remote...More

Thank dg808dg
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had the pleasure of fishing with Jake for three days at the end of our two week fishing trip. Having fished several days by ourselves and a couple days with other guides, we can comparatively say that our fishing experience with Jake was top...More

Thank workn2flyfish
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have had the pleasure of using Jake's services on six trips to NZ. Jake is a thorough professional and well organised leaving nothing to chance in the pursuit of a great client experience. Jake works hard from dawn to dusk meeting client needs, including...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I just want to go AGAIN!!! This was my third trip with Jake, and it even surpassed the others. Why? Because, not only did we catch some whopping trout, but we also had an amazing adventure. We arrived in Wanaka, which is an absolutely beautiful...More

Thank ashimm02
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Can't rate Jake's guiding experience highly enough. I took two Japanese friends with me and we all had a fabulous time with plenty of quality trout caught around Wanaka and the high country. Jake's patience with differing skills and language abilities was amazing. Everything was...More

1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had a fantastic days fishing in the back country with Jake, who is an exceptional guide, with great spotting ability, he put me onto a large number of 4 to 6 pound Rainbows, of which I managed to hook the majority of them with...More

Thank 715nathan
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We spent 4 tremendous days with Jake Berry. Good weather, huge fighting trout from excellent opportunities. Best of all was the company and coaching given by Jake Berry. The 4 days was so enjoyable and such a challenging learning experience it felt like 4 months...More

Thank pjodwyer1950
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

For many this catchphrase is associated with the TV Game Show - The Price is Right. For me the phrase causes an adrenalin rush, a feeling of imminent excitement and challenge. During my guided fishing trip with Jake (Berry) this utterance was exactly what I...More

Thank riopicasso
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were complete novices to fly fishing, not only was Jake knowledgeable and patient, his enthusiasm for fly fishing was infectious. My wife and I had a wonderful day out and can't wait to hone our skills and fish with Jake again next year( I...More

1  Thank thornedental
Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Good times Geoff, I loved showing you both around and getting you onto some NZ trout. I look forward to your return next season and even the possibility of showing you around on one of my multi day wilderness adventures. Thanks again for the great...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough great things about Jake Berry. He's so much more than a fishing guide and was an invaluable resource for our recent trip to the South Island. My wife and I spent two days fishing with Jake. His local knowledge of the region...More

Thank Adam W
Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Right back at you Adam. It was an absolute pleasure and I really look forward to your return soon. You and Whit did awesome even if Whit wasn't fishing, she was awesome company and the riverside chats were a great way to make a great...More

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