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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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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 3 weeks ago
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
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Seattle, Washington
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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 lifetime’ fly fishing experience. Let Paul hook you up with some of the best of New Zealand’s stunning rivers stalking trout.
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“mataura river” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Paul M, Owner at Aspiring Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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