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027 538 8897
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10 Tawera Place
Te Anau, New Zealand
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October 1- May 31
7 days a week

Email for rates & available dates.

Come and explore the vast fly fishing opportunities on offer in and around Fiordland with guide Dean Bell. Making fishing dreams a reality since 1994

"Dean Bell has earned a reputation as one of New Zealands best, if not the best, guides. His fishing advice defines the sport."- John Randolph, Editor-in-Chief, Fly Fisherman magazine.

Discerning anglers demand the best out of themselves, their equipment and most importantly their guide. Dean Bell is a leader among New Zealand's fly fishing guides, earning a reputation for maximising angling opportunities for anglers in and around Fiordland - one of the most scenic and celebrated parts of New Zealand. Whether it be chasing trophy brown trout locally or spending multiple days in the wilderness in one of the most stunning part of New Zealand, any fly fishing itinerary to New Zealand would not be complete without time spent with Dean Bell Fly Fishing. Email me to discuss guided flyfishing options or check my Availability calendar on this website. I am open for bookings, and I have a refund policy in place in regards to travel disruptions due to Covid-19.

" I'm dedicated to providing anglers a truly great fly fishing experience." Dean Bell - Winston Pro Staff and member NZPFGA.

Dean's Fishing Blog

  • How does an angler make the most of a New Zealand Guided fly fishing experience?

    15 June at 09:15 from atlas

    No two anglers are alike and no two rivers are the same. One of the key aspects to guiding is for the guide   to find suitable ...

  • What do I instill in clients about playing and landing NZ trout?

    16 July at 09:44 from atlas

    I'm amazed how many, including seasoned,  anglers  take the  "death grip to the  line" approach  after setting ...

  • 2020 Newsletter

    23 June at 10:39 from atlas

    " I think that's a fish between those two white rocks just on the other side of the main current. It hasn't moved  but it's the ...

  • Why hire a fishing guide in NZ

    11 June at 12:01 from atlas

    I've been asked by a few who don't see the value in paying for the services of a New Zealand professional fly fishing guide why they ...