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Southern Rivers Fly Fishing

#7 of 25 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Wanaka Features Animals
10 Poppy Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6941
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Simply the best!

I have had the pleasure of using Jake's services on six trips to NZ. Jake is a thorough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony D
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Melbourne, Australia
A fishing ADVENTURE I'll remember forever

I just want to go AGAIN!!! This was my third trip with Jake, and it even surpassed the others... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ashimm02
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 challanging 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.
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10 Poppy Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the pleasure of using Jake's services on six trips to NZ. Jake is a thorough professional and well organised leaving nothing to chance in the pursuit of a great client experience. Jake works hard from dawn to dusk meeting client needs, including...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just want to go AGAIN!!! This was my third trip with Jake, and it even surpassed the others. Why? Because, not only did we catch some whopping trout, but we also had an amazing adventure. We arrived in Wanaka, which is an absolutely beautiful...More

Thank ashimm02
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Can't rate Jake's guiding experience highly enough. I took two Japanese friends with me and we all had a fabulous time with plenty of quality trout caught around Wanaka and the high country. Jake's patience with differing skills and language abilities was amazing. Everything was...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I had a fantastic days fishing in the back country with Jake, who is an exceptional guide, with great spotting ability, he put me onto a large number of 4 to 6 pound Rainbows, of which I managed to hook the majority of them with...More

Thank 715nathan
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We spent 4 tremendous days with Jake Berry. Good weather, huge fighting trout from excellent opportunities. Best of all was the company and coaching given by Jake Berry. The 4 days was so enjoyable and such a challenging learning experience it felt like 4 months...More

Thank pjodwyer1950
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

For many this catchphrase is associated with the TV Game Show - The Price is Right. For me the phrase causes an adrenalin rush, a feeling of imminent excitement and challenge. During my guided fishing trip with Jake (Berry) this utterance was exactly what I...More

Thank riopicasso
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were complete novices to fly fishing, not only was Jake knowledgeable and patient, his enthusiasm for fly fishing was infectious. My wife and I had a wonderful day out and can't wait to hone our skills and fish with Jake again next year( I...More

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Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Good times Geoff, I loved showing you both around and getting you onto some NZ trout. I look forward to your return next season and even the possibility of showing you around on one of my multi day wilderness adventures. Thanks again for the great...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough great things about Jake Berry. He's so much more than a fishing guide and was an invaluable resource for our recent trip to the South Island. My wife and I spent two days fishing with Jake. His local knowledge of the region...More

Thank Adam W
Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Right back at you Adam. It was an absolute pleasure and I really look forward to your return soon. You and Whit did awesome even if Whit wasn't fishing, she was awesome company and the riverside chats were a great way to make a great...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a great time out fly fishing. She never went before and we had a very windy and cold day but it was super successful. My wife not only caught the bug of fly fishing. We both hooked two big brown trout even though...More

Thank Adam A
Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thanks Adam. You both did amazing especially given the conditions. I really hope you both keep following your passion and having an interest in the world of fly fishing together. I hope that one day I see you both back here to tackle some more...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I've been out fly fishing with Jake as my guide during two different trips to NZ. Jake is a real professional and knows his craft. He works hard to provide good fishing opportunities. He's always gotten me into great fish and we've done some cool...More

Thank Rick P
Jake-SRFlyFishing, Owner at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Rick you are the man mate! I love our trips and can't wait for next season when you return. There are endless rivers here that I want to show you through and many more wilderness adventures. Thanks for the great feedback mate I really appreciate...More

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