New Zealand Fly Fishing Articles

Report on Stonefly Lodge from the Angling report

Wouldn't it be great if you could find a fishing lodge your spouse loved as much as you do? Think how often you could fish if that were possible.

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Fire Dancing Bonefish - New Zealand style fly fishing for bonefish in Aitutaki's unique lagoon


When you hear the claim that the "world's largest bonefish" live in Aitutaki's spectacular lagoon, a South Pacific paradise that is part of the Cook Islands, you might first ask yourself, where is that, as images of monster bonefish dance in your head. A quick entry in Google and you see the Cook Islands are about half-way between Tahiti and New Zealand, or roughly a ten hour non-stop flight on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles. Read More

Article from The Angling Report June 2016


The wisdom of doing that in areas of the world you are unfamiliar with is borne out by this report by subscriber Steve Lant on a 23-day extravaganza of a trip to New Zealand, booked for him by Mike McClelland of Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing. Read More


The August/September 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman has a NZ fishing shot on the cover and an article by the editor, Ross Purnell. In the article Ross writes the following:

Mike McClelland of The Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing ( has arranged all my fishing days in New Zealand on two previous trips, and did the same for my mentor and the previous editor of this magazine John Randolph.

Mike has a home in New Zealand and has spent many weeks per year there over the past 25 years. He is more familiar with the fishing, the accommodations, and the other activities in New Zealand than any other American.

His business can arrange for you to stay at any of these lodges (and more), and his expert advice costs consumers nothing. His fee comes from the lodge.

-Ross Purnell

Background New Zealand Fishing Information

Article Description
New Zealand Fishing Calendar New Zealand Fishing Calendar. read more..
New Zealand -- The Angler's El Dorado Since the dawn of time, the seas surrounding New Zealand have sported a bounty of marlin, swordfish, tuna and a variety of other species. read more..
Stalking and Spotting Trout in New Zealand Fishing for New Zealand's trout often requires skills and techniques unfamiliar to most visitors. read more..
New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides We strongly support the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and attempt to exclusively use their members to guide our clients read more..

Media and magazine articles about Fly Fishing in New Zealand

Article Description Year
FFFeb2009Cover.jpg: Fly Fisherman February 2009 article on NZ fly fishing 40th Anniversary edition - Includes articles on Trout fishing in New Zealand and accommodation options during your stay. read more... 2009
Picturesml001.jpg: Zeal on the Fly- In the other Land down Under Fly fishing in New Zealand - Story by David Lambroughton2009
FlyFishing New England - Destination: New Zealand FlyFishing New England - Destination: New Zealand Of browns and rainbows, kiwis and rain - By John Katsigianis 2007
Angling for Business Angling for Business Jamie Gray asks Mike McClelland what passionate fisherman really want when they come to New Zealand2007
Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio Mike McClelland - The Best of Life Article on Mike McClelland and his love affair with Aotearoa2007
Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio Mike McClelland - Internet radio Nov 2006 Podcast - Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio 2006
Lake Life Fishing for Browns in Paradise Lake Life Magazine - Fishing in Paradise, New Zealands Lake Rotoroa2005
Air New Zealand The Lure of Fly Fishing Air New Zealand MagazineFall 2004
Flyfishing Dave Whitlock Article Flyfishing and Tying Journal2004
heli Fishing NZ 'Helifishing in Middle Earth' Fargo Forum, Ron Miller's Article2004
Fly Fisherman How to Find New Zealand's Best FishingFly Fisherman Magazine2004

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