Small Streams, Big Trout, Dry Fly
Chris Dore is a Queenstown based fly fishing guide and well known New Zealand fly fishing personality. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and in 2006 became one of the first New Zealanders to successfully pass the internationally recognised, Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors examination. Chris specialises in fly fishing tuition, and guided sight fishing opportunities upon the unparalleled trout streams of the lower South Island of New Zealand. He believes that "life's too short to not catch fish", and takes a highly instructional, and fun-filled approach to fly fishing.
Chris' guiding area encompasses the Otago, Southland and the Mackenzie country regions including Queenstown, Gore, Lumsden, Twizel, Te Anau, and Haast.
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News & Updates
Winter 2022 Fly Fishing!
There can be some great winter opportunities to be found around the Queenstown area, but you need a guide who is in touch with the habits, behavior and techniques required to track down these winter running rainbows. check out Chris' winter options here
Chris' Lockdown Lessons Video Casting Tutorials can all now be found here!
Contact chris NOW to find out what dates are still available for late summer 2022
January 2022... At present my site is going through a revamp so please excuse the font, layout and format on pages other than the main buttons above. This work is ongoing, however near completion. Thank you and enjoy my site. Chris.