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Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika

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    Stop At: Glacier Country Lake Tours, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856 New Zealand

    Meet with us at our office in Franz Josef Glacier where we can sort you out with Fishing Licenses and provide courtesy transport (if you require) to Lake Mapourika for your Fishing Adventure!
    All fishing equipment is provided, and Licenses cost an additional $34 (NZD).  Feel free to BYO (bring your own) food and beverage on board.  We provide complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate.   
    • The Hanna-K is designed for the West Coast and is fully covered to keep you warm and dry in any weather conditions.
    • There is a toilet facility on board
    • No previous experience required
    • Brown Trout can be caught ALL YEAR
    • Lake Mapourika is stocked annually with Salmon and there's also sea-run Quinnat Salmon to be caught as well Fishing Seasons: 
    Brown Trout can be caught all year around.
    Quinnat Salmon (both sea-run and lake salmon) can be caught from October 1st to March 31st annually.
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    Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

    The rain made fishing pointless. Would have been nice to have an option to reschedule or do just a scenic cruise. But it was fun. With young kids they should have a second guide to help them fish as the skipper can’t help. Thankfully another...More

    Thank susanL7308PL
    GlacierLakeTours, Owner at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

    Hi Susan, Thank you for you review. I was glad to hear that one of your boys caught a fish! The rain can sometime improve the fishing but can make navigating and driving the boat a little more demanding requiring the skippers attention. In terms...More

    Reviewed October 31, 2018

    Spent a delightful afternoon fishing and catching fabulous views from the boat. Dale was extremely informative about the lake, the mountains and the fishing, made the afternoon very enjoyable. 3 of us on the boat and we all caught a salmon each! Dale prepared one...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

    6 stars! Thanks very much! We love the sashimi and glad you enjoyed it also. Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave a review! Safe travels! Maddie

    Reviewed October 9, 2018

    Great trip out on the lake. Dale is s super knowledgeable guide and put us on fish and fun the entire trip. Boat is great platform to fish and sightsee as the enclosed cabin is super comfy and the fishing platform is covered. Dale was...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

    Hi Derek, Thank you taking your time to leave us an awesome review, it was pleasure having you and your family out on the lake. The brown sure was a beauty! We hope you really enjoyed the rest of your time on the coast! Kind...More

    Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

    If I could give this a 6 out of 5 rating , I would. We went for an afternoon 3 hour fish with Dale. The jetty only ten minutes drive from FJ town. Beautiful lake with great views of the mountains. We were the only...More

    Thank Danny K
    GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

    Hey Danny, Thanks for such a detailed review of your tour. We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your time on the lake! It is always a blast when you catch as many fish as you guys did! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

    Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

    Dale was knowledgeable and friendly ... always willing to share his experiences.. the scenery n view was beautiful . .. Dale was excellent in sharing the details n history of the place.. we caught 4 salmon n dropped a brown trout .. but the experience...More

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    GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

    Hi there, Thanks for a great review, we are stoked you had a great tour with Dale. Cheers, Maddie

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