"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 Emeritus, Fly Fisherman magazine.
Dry Fly And Nymph Fishing The Best Of NZ's Local and Wilderness Waters
Whether it be chasing trophy brown trout locally or spending multiple days in the wilderness in one of the most stunning parts of New Zealand, any fly fishing itinerary to New Zealand would not be complete without time spent with Dean Bell Fly Fishing. Making fishing dreams a reality since 1994.
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 opportunities for anglers in and around Fiordland - one of the most scenic and celebrated parts of New Zealand.
Available dates for these options are on the Availability Calendar. Contact me to discuss your future Fiordland fly fishing experience.
Te Anau Based - Local Angling
Basing out of Te Anau for multiple days, staying and fishing the vehicle accessible rivers and streams in the district affords us the luxury of choosing what rivers may be best to fish on any given day including our trophy Brown trout fisheries.
In addition, it also works well for those travelling with non angling partners given they can utilise their days exploring Fiordland's scenic options. Te Anau has a full range of accommodation options.
Wilderness Fly Fishing
There is no greater mass of wilderness in New Zealand than Fiordland National Park and a wilderness fly fishing excursion gets you right into the heart of Fiordland's grandeur with some of the wildest trout on the planet. We access these rivers by helicopter or boat for either single or multiple days. Wilderness fishing is best incorporated into a multiple day Te Anau based trip that allows us to choose the best weather window for it during your stay.