Got a fishing question about a New Zealand fly fishing or alpine lake fishing trip with High Country Fly Fishing Queenstown? Find the answers here.

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What should I wear?
We recommend dressing for the season, in layers.

What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a camera, hat and polaroid sunglasses, if you have them.

What do you supply?
We supply quality graphite rods, waders, wet weather clothing, refreshments and snacks. On full day trips a packed lunch is included.

How many people will be on the trip?
We devote our attention to a maximum of two anglers, to ensure your fishing adventure is a unforgettable one.

Do I need a fishing license?
You will need a day fishing license. We have these available. A Back country license is required for our ‘Totally Backcountry Fishing’trip. You can get this license here –

What are the seasons like in Queenstown, New Zealand?

Winter – 1 June to 31 August.
Surrounded by snow capped mountains, crystal clear waters and the bluest of skies, you’ll love winter here – it’s truly breathtaking! Wrap up warmly with plenty of layers – daily temperatures range between -2 degrees C and 8 degrees C.

Spring – 1 September to 30 November.
Queenstown in spring is a time for fun and rejuvenation. The sun hangs around from early morning until 7pm or 8pm, thawing winter’s touch with daytime temperatures ranging between 8 degrees C and 22 degrees C.

Summer – 1 December to 31 March.
Summer days in Queenstown are long and leisurely. The mid-summer sun rises as early as 5am and dusk rolls in around 10pm, so you’ll have plenty of daylight hours to fish. Daytime temperatures range between 20 degrees C and 30 degrees C.

Autumn – 1 April to 31 May.
Fantastic settled weather and a spectacular backdrop of golds and reds light up our region in autumn. The days begin to get shorter, with around 10 hours of daylight. Temperatures between 12 degrees C and 25 degrees C let you enjoy all of Queenstown’s outdoor activities before a long, cosy evening in front of the fire.