The mighty Southern Alps runs down the spine of the South island feeding a never-ending maze of Trout and Salmon rich rivers. Many are exclusively accessed by Monarch by helicopter. Casting a fly up-river in the early morning sun for the cautious Rainbow Trout or stalking a glacial fed stream for the big Browns creates lasting impressions with our guests. Our English heritage means that fish and chips is never too far from any pub menu. But there will be no pub menus here. While we release the majority of fish caught world renowned chefs will take pride in preparing an incredible meal if you do decide to keep one.

Below are some sample of some itineraries of trips we have created with our clients. Some trips you travel alone, others you can choose to have a Monarch guide in the background to show you the really amazing places off the beaten track, take the hassle out of driving or help with those things which are sometimes a little hard to organise in a foreign country. On these sample itineraries below we suggest some of the variations that our clients like. Things like choosing helicopters and private jets to move between spots instead of driving or adding in an extra day here and there. If you see an itinerary that seems of interest start by filling in the enquiry form where we will ask you for some preferences. We will then come straight back to you on your preferred method of communication at a time that suits you and start to shape the most perfect New Zealand adventure.

7-8 days Southern
Rivers Fly-fishing
Delight in four days fly-fishing high in and around Mt Aspiring National park from your base either in the luxurious Mahu Whenua lodge or in Minaret Station - one of the world's most unique alpine lodges accessible only by helicopter - Minaret Station. Then spend as many days exploring the mighty Southern Alps around the famous lake resorts of Wanaka and Queenstown with lots of options for more fishing excursions. Discover More
10-days Perfect
Fishing South Island
Travel right through the heart of the Southern Alps fishing in the high mountain rivers around the international resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka, the immense Ahuriri Valley (top 10 rivers in the world), Lake Pukaki and the big famous rivers around Canterbury. Travel from Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa with 6 or 7 days fishing opportunities for Rainbow and Brown Trout and Salmon. Discover More