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Fly Fish Mataura

#1 of 9 things to do in Gore Features Animals
86 A Wentworth Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
+64 3-208 6476
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Paul and Peter from Canberra fish the Mataura River in Gore

Our guide Barry was excellent over the one and a half days fishing. He put us onto fish, was there... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Coff56
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Canberra, Australia
Local knowledge is what you need

I'm pretty experienced, but knew a few local tips would stand me in good shape. Barry is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
Dom B
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Hue, Vietnam
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86 A Wentworth Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Our guide Barry was excellent over the one and a half days fishing. He put us onto fish, was there to help with any wind knots and nothing was too much trouble. Overall a great experience and one I will look forward to enjoying again...More

Thank Coff56
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thanks guys, always enjoyable to show visitors the fantastic fishing in the Mataura River.

Reviewed 4 April 2016

I'm pretty experienced, but knew a few local tips would stand me in good shape. Barry is a great man to spend a day fishing and chatting with, I caught quite a few fish, shared some great dry fly stealth moments, and reassured myself that...More

Thank Dom B
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thanks Dominic, I agree, local knowledge is worth its weight in gold!! Great fishing, well done.

Reviewed 3 March 2016

We had such an incredible day fishing the Mataura river with Barry! It was truly a highlight of our stay in Gore and of our vacation in New Zealand. Barry was very easy going and was genuinely just as excited as us every time we...More

Thank Melinda G
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

Thanks Melinda (and Brendon and Terry) for your kind words. It was a great day and excellent fishing from all of you. Thanks for your company on the water.

Reviewed 13 February 2016

As a fishing guide Barry Perkins really knows the Mataura River, and I had a great day with him as my guide. Barry first made sure my fishing gear was in order, that I had a license, and had appropriate clothing for a cool, cloudy...More

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Well done Oliver, great to watch a competent fisherman in action and the results speak for themselves.

Reviewed 7 February 2016

A friend and I were privileged to spend a special day fly fishing The Mataura with Barry Perkins. Barry knows his waters, his sport, and is the consummate guide to take you on the best brown trout water I have ever fished. He is extremely...More

Thank Bill S
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2016

Thanks Bill. I really enjoyed showing you and Barry some of our great fishing water. Hope you make it back to Gore one day soon.

Reviewed 4 February 2016

I was lucky enough to spend a day with my friend on the Mataura river guided by Barry and would highly recommend him as a guide

Thank Haggie007
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Thanks Haggie, it was a great day.

Reviewed 1 February 2016

With only two days spare in the South Island and difficult weather everywhere, I turned to Barry from Fly Fish Mataura to get the wind behind me and the fish in front of me. Over the two days we landed at least a dozen good...More

Thank George S
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Thanks George. It was fun and always a pleasure to guide you. You landed some great fish.

Reviewed 24 January 2016

The day was spent fishing on the Mataura river with our guide Barry Perkins. the private water he took us to was exceptionally clear and with a abundance of fish. My fishing pal and I had a very exciting and fulfilling day. Plenty of brown...More

Thank Brent H
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

It was a blast. You and Haggie entertained me all day and did some great fishing as well.

Reviewed 23 January 2016

As a native kiwi who lives overseas, I didn't want to return from our trip without a chance to fly-fish the famous Mataura River. I am so grateful that Barry was available! His tremendous experience and familiarity with the river were really invaluable. His patience...More

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thanks David, great fishing and good to watch an expert in action. Well done.

Reviewed 23 January 2016

Barry did a great job of helping me improve my fishing skills. He was patient and gave specific suggestions of how to make changes in my casting, rather than simply telling me what I did wrong. He built my confidence back and helped me enjoy...More

Thank Christi W
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

It was a pleasure Christi and Nate, lots of fun fishing with you both.

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FrSu
Thanks. So is it possible, or practical, to book a half day spin cast from bank? thx, Fred
29 March 2016|
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Response from Diane and Barry P | Property representative |
Hi Fred. It is possible but we prefer to deal with all enquiries direct. Please email us letting us know which date you would like.
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FrSu
Does anyone in the area take folks for spin casting from a boat? Sorry to be such a non-purist, but my wife doesn't fly fish and I'm a novice at best... Thanks, Fred
28 March 2016|
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Response from Diane and Barry P | Property representative |
Hi Fred It is illegal to fish from any floating device in the Mataura River, so wading or bank fishing only.
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