Fly fishing in the Mataura River - Southland is world renowned for its brown trout fly fishing
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The Mataura River is a trout fishing dream. It is internationally known for its brown trout fly-fishing and boasts nearly 150km of easily accessible waters. It’s no wonder fishing has been popular here since the 1870’s!

The region offers many skilled and experienced guides who can customise a fishing trip to suit you. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, these local guides will help you land your dream fish and create life-long memories.

For the true fishing enthusiast, a visit to the Gore Historical Museum to view the collection of fishing memorabilia is a must-do.