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 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Queenstown
trips from $179

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.55
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out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day trip with the Simon
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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, Southland
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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...
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Benjamin T.
Chippenham, ENG
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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
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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, Southland
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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, WGN
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June fishing trip

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