Fishing Tours

Lake Mapourika is one of the South Island’s most scenic fishing destinations!
The lake holds good stocks of Brown Trout and Salmon. The salmon are both
sea run and stocked salmon.There’s a fishing trip to keep everyone entertained,
from novice to expert.

Fishing Charter

Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to many fish such as Trout and Salmon. Experience the beauty of Lake Mapourika while trolling silently past 900 year old Kahikatea trees and Native Birdsong while you wait for a nibble on the line!


Fishing techniques include trolling, harling and spinning. You may keep your catch if it’s legal and in season, otherwise we will catch and release.

All fishing equipment is provided, and no experience is necessary.

Fish, Cruise & BBQ

What’s better than a classic kiwi BBQ? Spend 3 hours on the water with us and your mates! Relax with and unwind as you watch the fishing lines, with a cold drink and a BBQ. I can’t think of a better was to spend your day in Glacier Country.



We provide the BBQ, gas and cookware. We will also provide plates, cups,utensils, cooking oil, napkins, foil and trays. You will simply need to supply your own food and drink.

If you catch a legal fish on the trip, we will help you prepare the fish for the BBQ as well.

These trips are private, so early bookings are definitely recommended.


Glasses, plates, cutlery

Oil/Cooking Utensils

Trays / Foils



Bring your own food/drink. We do not cook the food for you



Cap or sunglasses

BYO any food or drink for your tour


Toilet on board

Hot drinks on board

Sunscreen / insect repellent

Fishing equipment and tuition

Courtesy transport if required



We took the morning tour and it was fantastic. The waters were calm and the morning clouds were lifting. Laura and Reiss were our guides. They were informative, personable and informed. They talked about current conservation objectives and provided a safe and fun environment. My partner and I are seniors and had no problem keeping up. There were adequate rest periods and beautiful views.

Simi, New York, USA

This was a great way to spend a few hours in an idyllic setting. Our guide Johnny was excellent – so friendly and full of knowledge about our surroundings. Highly recommended, thanks!

Gary, Liverpool UK

I cannot recommend this enough! I’ve now done it twice in 3 years and both times it was spectacular, both in terms of scenery and overall experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and was taking candid snaps all throughout the trip that we had access to later on. I highly recommend the morning trip, as that’s when the water is like glass and it feels so serene gliding over it. It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef.

Hourikhat, Sydney, Australia