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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“Lloyd, thanks again for the amazing week's fishing, how you put up with us two old guys' ability to stuff up most of those opportunities you presented is amazing. Your patience and guidance were truly first-class, we would have never caught half of those fish without your eagle-like eyesight and in-tune local knowledge.” — Chad & Steve, Denver Colorado