Dean Whaanga - Mataura River Lodge - New Zealand

Dean Whaanga Fly fishing

Dean Whaanga, is an internationally recognised fishing guide and fly fishing champion of the Otago/Southland/Fiordland regions. He has fished a wide variety of waters throughout the South Island.
With over 30 years fishing experience he brings an intimate knowledge of the Fairlie, Mackenzie, Southland, Otago and Fiordland waterways to your trip. He guarantees fishing, even when the weather is unkind. Dean's main emphasis is client satisfaction and safety.
Whether you're a beginner or expert, Dean offers you the opportunity to experience a fishing trip of a lifetime.
He can provide for all your needs and specialises in fishing trips of two to twenty days always keeping in mind his client's fishing preferences and New Zealand's prevailing weather patterns.
Dean provides fly fishing tuition for rivers, lakes, still waters and streams.


Mataura River Lodge

The Mataura River is also renowned for its abundant Brown

Damsels in Distress


Costs in NZ$ per Person
5 Nights 4 Day full guided Fly fishing


Twin Share prices are Per Person NZD
Packages Include:
Healthy Breakfasts.
Full Days professional guiding, 8:30 to 5:30pm
Transport, tuition, lunch and non-alcoholic drinks.
Transfers to and from Queenstown Airport.

Different packages are available on request.
Accommodation can be quoted separate to guiding.

Fishing Licences
Dinners are Optional
International Airfares


Fishing Licence
Anglers who fish for trout must have a New Zealand Fishing Licence. The cost will depend on how long you plan to fish. Licences range from 1 day to a full season and can be obtained from the Fish and Game website.