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 Listing

Queenstown Fishing - Nikita

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(11 reviews)
Queenstown
trips from $160

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Half day trip with the Simon
Half day trip with the Simon
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Peter N.
Lumsden, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 hour trip with CAPT Simon

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Shared (AM) MAX 6 on 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...
Peter N. recommends Queenstown Fishing - Nikita
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Benjamin T.
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with the Simon

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Shared (AM) MAX 6 on February 5, 2020
The fishing was a little tough with the recent rainfall but Simon managed to find the fish. Totally wish we booked the 6 hour....
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Anthony T.
Roseville, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4WD fly fishing

VERIFIED   4WD Fly Fishing Experience on February 20, 2020
Awesome day with Simon!  Gotmusnon the fish and was very patient while we learned how to cast.  I would not go anywhere else...
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Paul E.
Invercargill, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

QUEENSTOWN FISHING THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Shared (AM) MAX 6 on 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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Shannon C.
Wellington, New Zealand
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Private (AM) on June 4, 2019
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