Get the most from your precious time in
this fly fishing paradise that surrounds Wanaka and the lower South
Island. Guide Jake at Southern
Rivers Fly Fishing has vast local knowledge of the lower South Island
rivers and lakes. Jake is known as an expert in sighting trout and
prides him self on his ability to spot trout in what can be very
challenging water, this is crucial to your success when fly fishing New
Zealand waters. Jake’s boundless passion, skill and enthusiasm for fly
fishing the South Island’s trout rivers will take you a long way toward
your dream New Zealand fly fishing experience.
Trophy New Zealand Brown Trout. Caught by Mike on big dry fly cicada imitation
in the wilderness back country of the South Island New Zealand
Offering a wide range of fly fishing options Jake caters for all levels of angler. Be it two hours of fly fishing tuition, a unique night fishing experience or a week long back country fly fishing adventure, Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing Guides will tailor your fly fishing experience in the South Island of New Zealand.
Stalk wild NZ Brown and Rainbow trout with a professional New Zealand guide or learn the art of fly fishing with your patient guide thorough refined tuition. Your guide Jake will always put an emphasis on originality and the individual.
Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing is
passionate about unlocking some of the secrets the South Island region
holds and sharing them with travelers from afar. Jake and Southern
Rivers Fly Fishing will guide you through what it is like to experience
true outdoor adventure seen through the eyes of a New Zealand
outdoorsman. This vast land we call Godzone is full of new and exciting
experiences. But with a limit on time it can be daunting even to the
seasoned traveler. It is for this reason local knowledge is like gold,
of which Jake at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing has plenty to offer.
Jake Berry is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. Southern
Rivers Fly Fishing also holds Department of Conservation Concessions that
allow your trip to be guided in Conservation Parks that are home to
some of the
most remote fly fishing rivers New Zealand's South Island has to offer.
As well as a current work place first aid certifcate and required
“What an amazing day and what a way to end it with a hog of a trout. Thanks so much for a real NZ adventure”.
Scott Noble, Maine, USA.
My vision for all fly fishing guests of Southern Rivers Fly Fishing is to continually find those memorable experiences that people take home with them and share with others. I believe that everybody has a different ideal experience but a very similar desire, to catch and hunt the wild trout of New Zealand's South Island.
As a professional fly fishing guide I adopt a very adaptable nature due to the diverse range of clientele and the extremely changeable conditions we face in the outdoors of the South Island. With strong communication lines between guide and guest I ensure a refined yet flexible experience for all involved. If the situation needs to be changed I offer honest alternatives for the fisherman whilst engaging in strong communication of their preferences in the situation at hand.
Southern Rivers Fly Fishing culture is to aid fly fishing guests through a smooth exposure to our way of life in the New Zealand outdoors and our methods of fly fishing. This is achieved through being a highly experienced and well-educated guide who maintains a friendly and relaxed attitude with strong elements of safety, reliability, flexibility and trust.
Thank you and I look forward to showing you around the South Island and New Zealand's finest rivers and lakes.
Professional Fly Fishing Guide.