Flyfish the South

Experience the very best in southern New Zealand fly fishing...


"Michael Vetters is the man to call for a memorable fishing trip in New Zealand. 
Owner of Flyfish The South in Gore, Southland, Michael is the ultimate guide to all rivers in the area, and has everything you need to bring home the results. 
His full-service enterprise includes pick-up at your location, license acquisition, and access to waters not frequented by the general public. All equipment is provided - from fishing to rain gear - and his hand-tied flies will entice big trout to bite! 
Michael is a Gore native and has extensive knowledge of the rivers, terrain, fly hatches, and habits of the fish. With that much rounded experience, he's a sure bet for a successful trip on the rivers. 
He even offers plenty of food, barbeque and drink. 
Michael is a complete provider for a total sport fishing experience. Contact him when you're in New Zealand; it'll be an event of your lifetime!"

Robert Shore

 "Michael, Many thanks for introducing me to the Mataura River on what was my first visit to NZ. 
Your knowledge of the water and where to fish under the days conditions were a definite advantage and I'd be keen to hook up with you again when I'm next in the South Island. 
Your hints and tips on tactics and your fish spotting ability allowed me to hook some good fish and made for an enjoyable and rewarding day - I must admit I was surprised to see you get the vice out on the bank at one stage to tie a fly to try to out smart the rainbow we saw in that first stretch that was refusing all previous offerings - this showed the mark of a very dedicated and helpful guide. 
Thanks again and best wishes for the future
Bob Stevenson
Sydney, Australia"

"Thanks to Fly Fish the South for a great day on the Mataura. My guide Michael took me to his secret spots and put me on to some big browns. He's the master of spotting trout in the shallows and directing your casts right on top of them. Thanks again for a great trip! See you next time I make it down from Nashville, the Country Music Capital of the World, to Gore, the Country Music Capital of the South Island!"

Best regards,
Joe Davidan
"Having never fly fished any New Zealand waters before, and certainly
nothing that compared with the rivers of the South Island, Marie and I found
Michaels guidance and assistance invaluable. He is a personable young bloke
with an intimate knowledge of the Southland area around Gore. He was able to
put us onto fish where we would have otherwise not  been successful, he was
continually focused on ensuring that we got the best out of our fishing

He was more than willing to give us advice on stream craft, flies and
methods that would assist us during our holiday. I have no doubt, given the
opportunity we would be more than happy to fish with Michael again."

Kevin & Marie Bennett
Lemon Tree Passage , NSW
 Hey Michael.
Thanks for a great days fishing even with the weather we had the fact we hooked over a dozen fish the best being a 4 pounder says a lot about your guiding skills. Also the fact I had to drag you off that little river at the end of a very cold, wet, and windy day says so much about your commitment to spotting fish for me .Thanks again and I hope to hook up with you for another days fishing very soon. All the best 
Andy Greendale 
Vic Australia