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Address: 86 A Wentworth Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-208 6476
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Paul and Peter from Canberra fish the Mataura River in Gore

Our guide Barry was excellent over the one and a half days fishing. He put us onto fish, was there to help with any wind knots and nothing was too much trouble. Overall a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
Coff56
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Our guide Barry was excellent over the one and a half days fishing. He put us onto fish, was there to help with any wind knots and nothing was too much trouble. Overall a great experience and one I will look forward to enjoying again in the future.

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks guys, always enjoyable to show visitors the fantastic fishing in the Mataura River. More 

Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I'm pretty experienced, but knew a few local tips would stand me in good shape. Barry is a great man to spend a day fishing and chatting with, I caught quite a few fish, shared some great dry fly stealth moments, and reassured myself that the following few days on the river (Waikaia, it was local to where I was... More 

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks Dominic, I agree, local knowledge is worth its weight in gold!! Great fishing, well done. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We had such an incredible day fishing the Mataura river with Barry! It was truly a highlight of our stay in Gore and of our vacation in New Zealand. Barry was very easy going and was genuinely just as excited as us every time we had one on! He took us to some great spots that we definitely wouldn't have... More 

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Thank Melinda G
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks Melinda (and Brendon and Terry) for your kind words. It was a great day and excellent fishing from all of you. Thanks for your company on the water. More 

Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

As a fishing guide Barry Perkins really knows the Mataura River, and I had a great day with him as my guide. Barry first made sure my fishing gear was in order, that I had a license, and had appropriate clothing for a cool, cloudy day. The fishing started slowly, but picked up steadily as the day progressed. I liked... More 

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Well done Oliver, great to watch a competent fisherman in action and the results speak for themselves. More 

New Philadelphia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

A friend and I were privileged to spend a special day fly fishing The Mataura with Barry Perkins. Barry knows his waters, his sport, and is the consummate guide to take you on the best brown trout water I have ever fished. He is extremely attentive to your style of fishing and whether you're an experienced angler or a novice,... More 

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Thank Bill S
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks Bill. I really enjoyed showing you and Barry some of our great fishing water. Hope you make it back to Gore one day soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I was lucky enough to spend a day with my friend on the Mataura river guided by Barry and would highly recommend him as a guide

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks Haggie, it was a great day. More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

With only two days spare in the South Island and difficult weather everywhere, I turned to Barry from Fly Fish Mataura to get the wind behind me and the fish in front of me. Over the two days we landed at least a dozen good fish and lost as many as I landed. Three were clearly very large fish. Barry's... More 

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks George. It was fun and always a pleasure to guide you. You landed some great fish. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

The day was spent fishing on the Mataura river with our guide Barry Perkins. the private water he took us to was exceptionally clear and with a abundance of fish. My fishing pal and I had a very exciting and fulfilling day. Plenty of brown trout of varying sizes were caught and released. A excellent days fishing with a beautiful... More 

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

It was a blast. You and Haggie entertained me all day and did some great fishing as well. More 

Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

As a native kiwi who lives overseas, I didn't want to return from our trip without a chance to fly-fish the famous Mataura River. I am so grateful that Barry was available! His tremendous experience and familiarity with the river were really invaluable. His patience and humor were fantastic. The lunches packed by Diane was delicious. I had a superb... More 

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Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

Thanks David, great fishing and good to watch an expert in action. Well done. More 

Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Barry did a great job of helping me improve my fishing skills. He was patient and gave specific suggestions of how to make changes in my casting, rather than simply telling me what I did wrong. He built my confidence back and helped me enjoy fishing more.

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Thank Christi W
Diane and Barry P, Owner at Fly Fish Mataura, responded to this review

It was a pleasure Christi and Nate, lots of fun fishing with you both. More 

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