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Fly Fish Mataura

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Danielle C wrote a review Apr 2019
Merimbula, Australia53 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Barry and Diane's magnificent bed and breakfast. Our room was spacious and had everything you could possibly want. The breakfast was 5 star with homemade jams, biscuits and seasonal produce. Barry took us out on a windy day but he managed to keep us out of the wind. He's local knowledge was amazing. Diane made us a beautiful lunch and we continued fishing until 630. They also helped us plan the rest of our holiday, so we didn't miss attractions that we would have without there recommendations. Can't wait to return as so many of there visitors! We are hooked!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura
Responded 8 Apr 2019
Thanks so much Danielle. You and Gary were great company both on the river and in our home. Pleasure to have you here and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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DDutch01 wrote a review Feb 2019
Bellingham, Washington225 contributions76 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to try fly fishing in the South Island since I’ve experienced some of my best outings in the north island years ago. Based on TripAdvisor’s reviews/recommendations we scheduled a one day outing with Barry. Our 2 nights stay with Dianne and Barry was a refreshing change from all the hotels we’ve stayed during our one month in NZ. We were welcomed into their home and made to feel like old friends. During our outing Barry succeeded in having my wife catch and land 3 good sized brown trout on a flyrod. My day also resulted in catching multiple fish...this was a truly memorable day in the river. I have not experienced this quality of fly fishing in our home water of the Pacific NW. If you enjoy fly fishing, a day on the river with Barry is an experience you can’t miss.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura
Responded 29 Mar 2019
Thanks guys, it was a pleasure.
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Bill B wrote a review Apr 2018
Canberra29 contributions10 helpful votes
We worked out the other night that my friends and I first engaged Barry over ten years ago and been out with him most years since. Apr 2018 presented some huge challenges with wind and high/dirty rivers and Barry was great in re-arranging our schedule and locations to ensure the best experience. We particularly appreciated his taking us to fish his (and our) favourite river. His patience in ensuring we all got fish knows no bounds. Barry's skill and knowledge has always been the key to our success here. I encourage everyone who visits this wonderful part of the world to get out on the water with him - regardless of your skill levels or absence of equipment (he can provide rods/waders at no extra cost). Just keep your fingers crossed that the lunch includes my favourite - Diane's bacon and egg pie 😁. Photo shows Barry recording a recent success 'on a river somewhere'.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura
Responded 27 Apr 2018
It is always a pleasure to guide you Bill. Hard to believe it is over 10 years since we first hit the water together. Returning clients are our biggest compliment.
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Dennis T wrote a review Jan 2018
Austin, Texas52 contributions14 helpful votes
We’ve been living in New Zealand for several weeks. My wife is a fly fisherman and asked me several times to go with her. We had a free weekend and she signed us up to stay at the Wentworth Heights BnB and to spend a day fishing on the Mataura. I had never made a cast so Barry gave me a lesson in the backyard. The next morning after a wonderful breakfast, he kitted us up and away we went. It was a lovely day. Barry taught us a lot about fishing, brown trout, local history, geography, geology and culture. I caught my first fish! Barry’s experience, patience and calm and friendly demeanor made for a memorable experience. I think I’d like to go again.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura
Responded 27 Apr 2018
So sorry Dennis that we overlooked responding to your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your fishing experience with us and hope you continue to enjoy fly fishing.
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Coff56 wrote a review Apr 2016
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
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 in the future.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Response from Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura
Responded 11 Apr 2016
Thanks guys, always enjoyable to show visitors the fantastic fishing in the Mataura River.
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