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New Zealand Fly Fishing Guide, Tony Entwistle

Quality South Island Fly Fishing

Fly fish local or wilderness waters  •   Trips arranged for one day or  longer

Sight fish for large wild brown trout with experienced New Zealand fly fishing guide, Tony Entwistle.


Explore the amazing rivers at the top of the South Island for some of the finest fly fishing in the world. Nelson / Marlborough and the upper West Coast are favourite destinations for anglers who love clear waters and wild places … a must-do for any angler serious about their sport.

 “When you join me at Tony Entwistle’s Fly Fishing in pursuit of some of the finest brown trout fishing in the world, my commitment is to provide you with a memorable angling experience that will improve your chances of success and help lift your angling skills to a new level. The ongoing success of my clients is a source of great satisfaction for me.

I work as an independent guide and would love to help you on your next visit to New ZealandGuiding full time since 1980 gives me an in-depth knowledge of the wonderful fishing opportunities in the upper South Island.  From my base in Richmond (close to Nelson city), I strive to provide a high quality of service for both skilled and novice anglers. You can fish on local river trips,  helicopter fly-outs and backcountry camp-outs. Fishing is mostly with dry flies or small weighted nymphs and you can expect to catch trout averaging 3.5lb (1.6kg), with the prospect of an occasional trophy trout weighing 10lb (4.6kg) or more.

 Let’s fish together soon.”

Tony Entwistle 

Member: New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association



Tony's Blog on Fishing and other thoughts

New Season Prospects – September Newsletter 2014

10th September, 2014
The countdown to the new Trout Fishing Season starting October 1st, is on … and the prospects are good. Prospects for the New Season Apart from a couple of chilly weeks when the mercury dipped to genuine ‘tingle’ levels, our winter in the northern reaches of the South Island has been mild and dry. As […] » Read the full article here

Nelson Fly Fishing Newsletter June, 2014

19th June, 2014
Another successful  fishing season has come and gone … looking forward now to the new 2014-15 season starting October 1st … Join us. Nelson Fly Fishing 2013-14 Season in Review Good news! As the world economy recovers, interest in New Zealand fly fishing has rebounded too. This past 2013-14 season was a pretty hectic one and reports from guides around […] » Read the full article here