Queenstown Fishing - Nikita

Sugar Lane
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown Fishing welcomes you aboard the Nikita for a day fishing the stunning Lake Wakatipu. Head out onto these crystal-clear waters to battle freshwater game fish like Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. There are also big Longfin Eels and a wide range of birds to look out for during your time onboard.

Skipper Simon offers a variety of packages, allowing everyone to find the perfect trip to fit their schedule and budget. Shared charters are a great way to enjoy the lake’s wonderful fishing and meet new friends in the process. Already have a group together? Book out the boat on a private charter and bring the whole family along!

The Nikita is the perfect vessel for exploring these calm, clean waters. At almost eight meters long, this sturdy Sea Ranger boat is licensed to carry up to 12 guests, although shared trip are limited to six and private groups are advised to stick to eight to make sure you have the best time.

The Nikita has masses of deck space to get you all battling big fish without fighting for elbow space. Below deck, you have a comfortable cabin with a toilet and room to relax whatever the weather. The boat is stocked with quality tackle from Okuma and Shimano, and features everything from downriggers to a trolling motor to make sure you can enjoy world-class angling.

Trips last either three or six hours, and will get you catching trophy Trout and Salmon. Catch and release is preferred in order to preserve the lake’s fish stock, but you are more than welcome to take some fish away to eat. If you do, Captain Simon will clean and fillet it for you, ready to take home and enjoy.

All trips require a fishing license for everyone on board, which can be purchased for your for an extra $25 per person. Pickup from Hilton can also be arranged for $20 per person, making it even easier to enjoy the lake’s incredible angling.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 1590
    up to 12 persons
    Spend the whole day fishing Lake Wakatipu for trophy Trout and Salmon. The boat is licensed for up to 12 guests, but groups of up to eight anglers will get the most out of this trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Private (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 12 persons
    The boat is yours and the lake is waiting, so head out for a morning of incredible fishing. With the whole boat to yourself, you can bring more people aboard. The boat is licensed to carry up to 12 guests but you are advised to limit your group to eight adults for the best fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Private (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 795
    up to 12 persons
    Spend the afternoon out with family or friends, fishing Lake Wakatipu for incredible game fish like Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. A maximum of eight adults is recommended for this trip to make sure everyone has a great time onboard.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shared (MAX 6)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 271
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend a full six hours out on Lake Wakatipu, targeting Salmon and Trout in this stunning freshwater fishery. This trip may be broken into two three-hour sessions with a lunch break in between, depending on bookings for your chosen day.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip - Shared (AM) MAX 6
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 168
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend the morning fishing Lake Wakatipu for Chinook Salmon and Lake and Rainbow Trout on this action-packed shared charter. All the equipment is included, so just grab your license and go catch some fish!
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip - Shared (PM) MAX 6
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 168
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend the afternoon fishing the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu for incredible freshwater gamefish like Chinook Salmon and Brown and Rainbow Trout. Three hours is enough time to sample the lake's wonderful fishing without spending the whole day on the water.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

Sea Ranger (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 230HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Simon Cruickshank
Queenstown, New Zealand
Member since August 2014
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Simon Cruickshank has been fishing and guiding for a quarter of a century in the beautiful freshwater fisheries of Otago and Southland. Simon skippers all his trips with a love and enthusiasm for these local waters that you can't help but get swept up by. He aims to make everyone fall in love with Lake Wakatipu and its many surrounding rivers, just as he did many years ago.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 84%

Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Very friendly. He tried to find fish but none caught. Disappointed.

Fished April 9, 2018
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The captain is a very good person, the boat is good, but the snacks wasn’t good and we couldn’t get any fish.

Fished April 9, 2018
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Fished January 2, 2018
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