Lloyd Smith Fly Fishing

Mataura River Fly Fishing

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I am a Gore based fly fishing guide, and member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA). I offer guided fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout in Southland and Otago the Lower South Island of New Zealand.

Gore fly fishing guide

Gore is a medium size town in the province of Southland and the “World Capital of Brown Trout Fly Fishing” on the banks of the famous Mataura river.


  • 30 years experience
  • Expert local knowledge
  • Member of New Zealand fly fishing guides assn

The Mataura river has a reputation by anglers worldwide as one of the top dry fly wild brown trout rivers.

Guided fly fishing adventures

If your dream is to catch a wild brown on the Mataura and or explore other fishing waters in the Southland region including streams, rivers and lakes, then contact me to arrange your adventure.

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“Wow thanks again so much for those great days fishing Lloyd. I’ve fish with a lot of guides around the world and you have to be one of my favourites thats why I keep coming back. Book me in again for the same week next season.” — John Davis, Sydney Australia