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Fishing Tours

Lake Mapourika is one of the South Island’s most scenic glacier lake fishing tour destinations!   Join a Franz Josef fishing tour in NZ and fish for Brown Trout or Wild Salmon!

Join us for a West Coast

Fishing Charter

Whether you’ve been salmon and trout fishing for years, or you just want to dip your toe in the water, experience some of the best freshwater fishing on the West Coast with our local Franz Josef fishing guide.  Set amongst a breathtaking landscape and led by our knowledgeable team, every Franz Josef Glacier fishing tour is an opportunity to experience something truly unique.

Fishing Charter

Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters hold many Brown Trout and wild Salmon. Experience the beauty of Lake Mapourika on our comfortable fishing boat.  Sit back and unwind while trolling silently past 900 year old Kahikatea trees and native birdsong, while you wait for a nibble on the line!

Currently fishing for Brown Trout and wild sea run Salmon and also lake locked salmon species.

The West Coast salmon fishing season runs from October 1st to March 31st annually.

Use Promo Code: kidsfishing to apply 50% off to all child rates during the summer school holidays.


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.


NZ $130 Adult  — Normally: $160!
NZ $65 Child (17 and under) — Normally $75!


Allow 3 hours

ON SALE: $130

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


NZ $179 Adult
NZ $89 Child (17 and under)


Allow 3 hours

FROM $179



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


Watch more about what we do here.  A West Coast Salmon and Brown Trout fishing tour on Lake Mapourika is sure to be a highlight of your trip!  There’s a tour for everyone…


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