The Wakatipu region boasts some of the best trout fishing in the world. Remote high country lakes and rivers contain trophy fish that fisherman until now could only dream of catching.
Heliworks Queenstown has for many years been providing access around Queenstown to the pristine trout filled streams and rivers in the using its modern helicopter fleet. Within 15 minutes we can have you on the banks of some of the southern alps most famous fisheries.
Get in touch with us for our set transfer rates to some rivers in the Queenstown area. Please note that the open season on these rivers is the 1st November – 31st May.
Heliworks work closely with the following fishing operators:
To organize your fishing license or to see pricing please visit http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/buy-your-licence-now. If you are organising your own guide, they will usually do this for you.
Please note that fishing on the Lochy, Greenstone and Caples Rivers require that every angler have a Backcountry License Endorsement on their fishing license.
Backcountry Licence Endorsements
Please read the following information and click the link below to apply for your Backcountry Endorsement.
To fish a designated backcountry fishery a Backcountry Endorsement is required on your licence. You first require one of these qualifying Whole Season Sports Fishing Licences:
If you are a visitor from overseas you must buy a Non-Resident Licence.
Once you have purchased a qualifying licence you are then eligible for a Backcountry Endorsement.
Also please note that the Greenstone River has a controlled fishery period from 1st February to 31st March each season on the Greenstone River. A controlled fishery license will not be available until around January and will need to be applied for either by yourself or your guide (http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/otago-greenstone-controlled-fishery).
*Please see the Fish and Game website (http://www.fishandgame.org.nz) for more information about fishing licenses and regions.
We encourage all parties hiking/fishing/hunting in remote areas to have or hire a personal locator beacon/SAT Phone as even the most experienced person can run in to problems in the wild. You can hire these either from Film Radios 021 533 887 or Queenstown Radio Services 03 442 2357