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.
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Queenstown Fishing - Nikita

Queenstown
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4.42
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
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100%
Catch intended fish
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Peter N.
Lumsden, Southland
 5.00
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3 hour trip with CAPT Simon

VERIFIED   NEW  March 21, 2019
Booked a 3 hours Salmon/Trout trip with Capt Simon for 4. Only one of us was an experienced fisherman. The other 3 couldn’t...
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Joel B.
Brighton East, VIC
 5.00
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Fishing with Simon

VERIFIED   November 17, 2018
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Paul E.
Invercargill, Southland
 5.00
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QUEENSTOWN FISHING THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

VERIFIED   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...
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Shi Y.
Invercargill, Southland
 4.33
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 2, 2018
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Mary W.
New Zealand
 4.00
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Half day trip with captain Simon

VERIFIED   April 9, 2018
Very friendly. He tried to find fish but none caught. Disappointed.
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