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New Zealand is regarded as a trout fishing mecca. The Wanaka region has some of the most amazing landscapes, boasting gin clear rivers, streams and stillwaters with large wild brown and rainbow trout, a combination that provides a ‘once in a...more
My wife and i went on a day trip with Paul and had an awesome time. We went toward the end of the season when there weren’t many fish, and we still landed a beautiful 4lb rainbow. Paul put us on several fish and gave...More
Thank Blake W
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018
Hi Blake and Sam,thanks for the kind words.
Was a pleasure to meet you both and spend the day on the water.
All the best.
As a fairly novice fly fisherman, I wasn't sure what to expect. I spent a day with Paul and couldn't have been happier. He guided me to many areas rife with fish AND beautiful scenery! I caught many. I missed many due to my own...More
I made reservations by e-mail for my husband, Tom, to fly fish with Paul on 2 days in February 2018 during our vacation in New Zealand. Tom had gone fly fishing with Paul on a previous vacation and had had a fantastic time with him....More
Spent a day with Paul on the Mataura back in February. Had a fantastic time stalking the water, quietly strategizing with Paul on how to approach fish he'd spotted laid up in holes, riffles, and behind rocks and sunken logs. With his guidance, I landed...More
Thank Franz B
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018
Thanks mate for the kind words ! I thoroughly enjoyed our day together and pleased you did too.
Let me know if you ever get back out to NZ Franz.
Had a great day fishing the Mataura River with Paul. Easily the best day fishing I have ever had. Fishing the runs with nymphs, I had a fish on within 15 mins. The absolute highlight was spotting a big Brown and catching him on a...More
I’ve had a great and challenging fishing day with Paul!! I was very impressed by the amount of trouts in the river that he tooked me!!
Paul is a very pleasant person and an excellent buddy to talk and fish with.
Also, he is an...More
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018
Great to meet you Caio and spend the day showing our beautiful river !
hope to see you back again in the future !
all the best.
I think Paul uttered "Trophy" in his description of the first rainbow we landed early in the day? (It was to me, anyway). Paul is a great guy to spend time with and find you fish. I can't recommend him highly enough.
If you are...More
My brother and I booked a three day guided trip with Paul last March. We were both very experienced fishermen but completely novice fly fisherman. I was impressed with his patience and willingness to coach. He tailored the trip to our abilities and fortunately we...More
Thank Ryan V
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017
Thanks for the kind words Ryan.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you guys and spending the 3 days together on the water !
look forward to seeing you back here in NZ in the future.
My husband and I booked a 2 day guided trip to happen this April with Paul about a year ago. Right from the beginning, we knew we had picked the right guide! Any questions or concerns we had were quickly answered by Paul. My husband...More
1 Thank PEIgrl
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017
Many thanks for the kind words.
I really enjoyed the 2 days with you and Peter also !
All the best.
I booked a full day guided fly fishing for two people with Aspiring Fly Fishing, but I wouldn't recommend it. Paul, the proprietor, suggested that I book the full day rather than the half-day experience, because it would give us a chance to drive out...More
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Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017
The location I chose on the day was based on the weather (Cyclone Cook was just about to hit the country ) and the weather forecast for the day was not favorable for the other rivers in the region I usually guide on....More