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#20 of 25 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Wanaka Features Animals
Flora Dora Parade, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8446
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Craig Smith a True Gentleman and Wonderful Guide

Craig took myself and my friend Sharon out for a day fishing in the Wanaka area river fishing. We... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Littleton, Colorado
An Awesome Guide In Wanaka, New Zealand

Craig Smith is an awesome guide! Professional, patient, and a great teacher under challenging... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Evelyn B
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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Backcountry fly fishing specialist Craig Smith has been fishing New Zealands South Island for over 30 years, and will take you to his favorite places fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout. All equipment is supplied, and all skill levels are welcome. Sight fishing in clear water to wild trout amongst stunning scenery - it's what it is all about. Registered NZ professional guide and Department of conservation concession holder.
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Flora Dora Parade, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8446

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Craig took myself and my friend Sharon out for a day fishing in the Wanaka area river fishing. We had a wonderful time, caught great rainbow trout, learned a lot about fishing in NZ and would highly recommend using Craig as a fishing guide. Make...More

Thank kenross5705
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Craig Smith is an awesome guide! Professional, patient, and a great teacher under challenging weather conditions. I fly fished with him for 2 days the first week of September, 2015. It was my first fly fishing trip to New Zealand and I had low expectations...More

3  Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 28 January 2015

My husband and I had an amazing time flyfishing near Wanaka with Craig as our guide. Neither my husband or I had ever flyfished before and we booked a half-day outing. He is an excellent instructor and had us casting well in no time. The...More

Thank Liz_ML
Reviewed 26 November 2014

My wife and I recently traveled to NZ, and it was my great fortune to be guided for a day by Lake Hawea guide, Craig Smith. I have fished extensively in California, and other western U.S. states, and Craig is one of the best guides...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I have been fishing with Craig on three occasions since 2012 .He has shown great patience in teaching me from a complete novice to now being a competent angler . I would highly recommend Craig to any one thinking of doing some fishing ... he...More

Thank alison w
Reviewed 2 March 2014

As an absolute novice I was a bit nervous as Craig drove toward...not the water but a park. Here's where you're going to learn how to catch a big one," he said as we arrived at a local park about 15 minutes from Wanaka. And...More

1  Thank jboys8
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I had the pleasure of fishing with Craig for 2 days this January. Day one: stalking monster trout using a new technique (for me anyway) emerging damsel flies in the weed edges...(I have been fishing for years and Craig showed me new tricks and presentations...More

1  Thank GBB1968
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Highly recommend fly fishing with Craig. My wife and I (a relative novice and a complete novice) caught multiple and large fish and had a wonderful experience in the beautiful countryside. Large river fishing one day with more brown trout than I can ever recall...More

1  Thank Sydneysiders5960
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Craig - what a great bloke. We spent the full day with him last week as he happily (and patiently) showed two beginners the method of fly fishing. We started out practicing our casting in a park near Wanaka before shortly moving out onto the...More

1  Thank Jono D
Reviewed 16 March 2013

A great day out,Craig's a good guide,can find the fish and is good company.I will be back again next year.Thanks for a fantastic day. Andy.M

1  Thank Andy M
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