Fly Fishing with Chris Dore

Your FFF Certified Fly Casting Professional, and Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

            Small Streams, Big Trout, Dry Fly

Guided Fly Fishing and Fly Casting Tuition, Queenstown, New Zealand


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.


Welcome to Southland, the essence of fly fishing in New Zealand


Attn Local Anglers - Invest in Yourself!

With the borders open to just selected countries for the forseeable future you are now presented with a unique opportunity to get out and explore your own backyard and all that comes with it, without the crowds. Make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity by learning from Chris, one of New Zealands most referenced fly fishing guides and certified casting instructors. Explore new waters. Learn new techniques. Realize new experiences. Invest in yourself.

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

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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.