Captain
Simon Cruickshank

Member since August 2014

Queenstown, New Zealand

Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain Simon Cruickshank

Queenstown, New Zealand
Background
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.

My Charter Listings

Queenstown
trips from
US$ 174

Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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New Zealand
Went fishing on Monday, April 9, 2018

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

Fished April 2018

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Twizel, can
Went fishing on Monday, April 9, 2018

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

Paulo Abrao does not recommend Queenstown Fishing - Nikita

Fished April 2018

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Invercargill, Southland
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fished January 2018

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Australia
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The boat and skipper were good - however the fishing was not good.  Only one hook up all day - a small rainbow which spat the hook.  Perhaps conditions were not ideal but expensive day for no action.

John Dicker does not recommend Queenstown Fishing - Nikita

Fished November 2017

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Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council
Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Invercargill, Southland
Went fishing on Monday, October 31, 2016

This tip on Lake Wakapitu on board the vessel Nikita with Simon the owner was a great experience and we thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone. He was exceptionally professional and very friendly.
Yes we caught a few good fish but we so enjoyed this great boat with hot coffee, tea and snacks on a cold morning and it was always interesting, moving to new locations and trying different catch methods.
We have been on few charters and this is among the best. Try it you won’t be disappointed
Paul and Megan, Lake Macquarie New South Wales Australia.

Fished October 2016

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