Aspiring Fly Fishing Wanaka

18 Mako Mako Rd
Wanaka, New Zealand

My name is Paul Macandrew and I am the owner and Head Guide at Aspiring Fly Fishing Wanaka.

I am an extremely knowledgeable fly fishing guide and a proud member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA).

I have a great deal of experience fishing the waters of Wanaka and the surrounding rivers and I have a wealth of knowledge of the local weather patterns and entomology of the area’s streams.

On trips with Aspiring Fly Fishing Wanaha, you will be guided through some of the most stunning locations in New Zealand, traversing the area’s pristine waterways in search of wild Brown and Rainbow Trout in their natural habitat. This is truly New Zealand Trout fishing at its best.

Not only does Wanaka boast amazing landscapes, its gin-clear rivers, still waters, and streams are home to numerous Brown and Rainbow Trout. This is a fly fishing paradise.

Depending on the conditions on the day of your excursion, you could venture beyond Wanaka into the Mackenzie Basin, South Westland, and Southland. All these areas offer unforgettable angling and will give you memories to last a lifetime.

Contact me now to start planning your New Zealand trout fishing adventure!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Paul


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Guided Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 510
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 27
    each additional person
    A full day casting for Brown and Rainbow Trout in Wanaka's famous gin clear waters. It is recommended you bring your own gear for added confidence, but top of the range fly fishing equipment can be provided at an additional cost. Please note the above prices do not include the price of a fishing licence: these are required by each person fishing and can be purchased online through the New Zealand Fish and Game website at a cost of $25.00 NZD per person.
  • Private trip
    Multi Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 510
    up to 1 person / day
    + US$ 27
    each additional person / day
    These fly fishing New Zealand expeditions are a superb way to experience a wide variety of fly fishing waters in the lower South Island, that offer world-class fly fishing, and explore New Zealand's stunning back country. Accommodation and meals are additional cost. Quotes provided on your inquiry.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Guided Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 340
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 17
    each additional person
    Get a taste of the amazing fishing Wanaka has to offer on this half day trip. Careful: it will get you wanting more! Please note he above prices do not include the price of a fishing licence ,these are required by each person fishing and can be purchased online through the New Zealand Fish and Game website at a cost of $25.00 NZD per person.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Stabi Craft (Fish and ski) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Paul Macandrew
Wanaka, New Zealand
Member since October 2016
Paul Macandrew is a passionate outdoors man. A member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA), he offers a highly professional yet down-to-earth approach to guiding. Paul likes nothing more than sharing his skills with fly anglers of all ability levels and provides in-depth knowledge of everything from the fish species he is targeting to the entomology (study of insect life) of the local streams and rivers.
Response time: 18 hours
Response rate: 75%