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.

Aspiring Fly Fishing

Features Animals
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Awesome day!

My wife and i went on a day trip with Paul and had an awesome time. We went toward the end of the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Blake W
Awesome Day!

As a fairly novice fly fisherman, I wasn't sure what to expect. I spent a day with Paul and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Walter S
,
Seattle, Washington
Read all 49 reviews
49
All photos (49)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mataura river”(5 reviews)
“brown trout”(5 reviews)
“great guide”(6 reviews)
About
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Website
+64 3-443 5053
Reviews (49)
Filter reviews
49 results
Traveller rating
47
1
0
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
47
1
0
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmataura riverbrown troutgreat guideexperienced anglerguided tripbeautiful fishnew zealandday tripwanaka areabucket listpaulcastingnovicenymphtechniquesskillsstream
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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. Cheers Paul

Reviewed 11 May 2018

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

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

Thank TAHES
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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. Cheers Paul

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank JoshTassie
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Caio4321
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. kind regards Paul

Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

Thank Ajw12345
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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. Cheers Paul

Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

Hi Brenda, Many thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed the 2 days with you and Peter also ! All the best. kind regards Paul

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Reddog1956
Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi John, 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

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Aspiring Fly Fishing staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines