Acclaimed Fly Fishing & High Country Lodge Experience just 90 Minutes from Christchurch

Let a highly-experienced NZ fly fishing guide take you to pristine rivers and streams within the High Country of Canterbury and the West Coast of the South Island – all with complimentary pick up and return to Christchurch.

New Zealand Fly Fishing Escapes delivers authentic Christchurch trout fishing charters. There are many opportunities to spot, stalk and cast to large wild trout in crystal-clear spring creeks, small remote freestone rivers or on alpine lakes. New Zealand Fly Fishing Escapes will take you off the beaten track to access more remote waters and experience some of NZ’s wild and unspoilt wilderness fishing. Every fishing trip provides ample opportunities to experience NZ fly fishing at its best. All fishing trips are tailored to the needs and experience of each individual client and are guaranteed to be a great day out in some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery.

Christchurch Fishing Trips

Christchurch Fishing Lodge

Fishing Lodge


90 minutes from Christchurch, our fishing lodge consists of 5 multipurpose-built cottage suites, ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms, with separate lounge and bathroom facilities.

Your boutique fishing accommodation is located in an extensive and meticulously maintained garden complete with a lake and native plantings, just a short stroll from the main lodge building which houses the restaurant and bar.

Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding garden and mountains beyond as you spin a yarn after a great day’s fly fishing—simply book your NZ fishing guide and accommodation as a package! 

With so much to do, from relaxation through to hiking and horse trekking, it really does make sense to extend your fishing trip with some non-fishing activities and stay in this beautiful area a little longer. In the evenings, enjoy an à la carte dinner and sample from a range of local wines and other beverages at the bar as you reminisce on the day’s adventures with like-minded guests.




The landscape of Flock Hill is arguably one of the most diverse and picturesque of any working farm in New Zealand, comprising vistas of braided rivers, small meandering streams, an alpine lake and extraordinary rock formations.

This area is not only a unrivalled destination for Christchurch trout fishing charters: Testament to the stunning beauty and uniqueness of this area, several scenes for the movie ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ were filmed at Flock Hill. These locations can be visited first-hand on a guided fishing trip through this ‘Narnia-like’ landscape. 



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“My full day of fly fishing for rainbow trout with Ben Haywood was a dream fulfilled. Ben has superlative guiding skills as well as being incredibly patient and helpful. This allowed me to catch some large trout along one of his favourite streams.”

Mike Smith – Canada

“I have never worked with a guide more dedicated than Ben. He was willing to start early and fish until late evening in order to give the best fishing experience ever! He really knows the rivers and how to put you on the fish.”

Dave Brown - Colorado

“Our day fly fishing for trout with Ben Haywood was absolutely wonderful. As novice fly fishers we were a little concerned we wouldn’t be up to the task but with Ben’s advice and assistance we soon felt comfortable and relaxed, and we were onto the fish in no time.”

Trish Porter - Australia

“Our experience with Ben was second to none. Our group contained three fishermen of varying experience, yet Ben was still able to find locations and fish to suit each members needs. As overseas visitors, Ben was able to broaden our knowledge of the whole region and show us some spectacular locations.”

Dean Falvey - Australia

Flock Hill‘s hunting and fishing lodge is located on the main highway between the East and West Coast of NZ’s South Island, making it an ideal stopover for those driving over the Southern Alps. The worldfamous TranzAlpine Train Journey also passes through Flock Hill Station. With a train stop just 30 minutes drive from Flock Hill,you can join the train ride at nearby Arthurs Pass. We are more than happy to assist with your travel arrangements to and from Flock Hill Lodgejust ask us for assistance. 

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SH 73, Arthur’s Pass 7875, NZ

m +64 22 323 3966; p +64 3 741 1338

Early Season: 1 Oct – 3 Nov

High Season: 4 Nov – 30 Apr

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