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Fantastic day on the water

A fantastic day out, Davy was extremely friendly, patient and informative. We were lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
G_winf133
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Great Day

I would recommend this for experienced fishermen or beginners alike. The weather was wet and cold... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Treave W
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

You wouldn't go to Wanaka just to do this but if you are in the area, it is a fun activity. We only caught one fish but it was large enough to feed (over-feed) two people. Davy grilled it onboard so it was the freshest fish ever. Good way to get a better sense of the lake also. Easy to book. Nice boat. Pleasant day.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

A fantastic day out, Davy was extremely friendly, patient and informative. We were lucky enough to catch 4 large trout and enjoy them BBQ'd on the boat. The boat itself was extremely warm and comfortable (even on a slightly windy day) and the homemade muffins and tea were an extra treat! Thank you so much once again - will definitely be booking in for another trip soon!

Thank G_winf133
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Davy was a nice enough guy, but he didn't have modern fly rods, both times I hooked a fish the entire leader and fly immediately separated from the fly line, and he spent twenty minutes trying to reattach a leader to a fly line using a nail knot tool. Someone shouldn't represent themselves as a guide and take people fly fishing if they can't tie a basic nail knot which one can learn in minutes on the web or youtube (or buy loop-to-loop connectors!). Really frustrating morning on the lake. Seems to know his stuff re trolling, but don't go fly fishing with this guy.

Thank T M
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this for experienced fishermen or beginners alike. The weather was wet and cold to start with but Davy’s boat was more than up to the task of making sure we were all kept warm, comfortable and fed! Caught 4 large trout and got to take them home after picking up some cooking tips - Thank you for a great day!

Thank Treave W
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

I booked a trip with my dad to go fishing. The down side is that we only caught one fish but it was a beauty.

He told us beforehand that the average her caught was 1 fish per hour so we new what we booked.

The weather was clear and sunny so if we would have caught nothing we still had a nice cruise around the lake.
Davy told us a lot about the surroundings and had plenty to tell about the fishing.

Afterwards Davy prepared the fish for us to eat which tasted really good.
It was a nice trip and I would recommend it.

Just keep in mind that it’s a gamble when you book a fishing trip so there is a change you won’t catch a fish.

Thank 916danieln
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

It was a great fishing in Wanaka. we could easily catch three big salmons by Devy and Jeno's helps. And Jeno's homade muffin and lemonade was very delicious. Jeno and Devy's kindness deserve to compliment.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Great arvo with Dave on his immaculately presented Mc Lay 651 charter launch. He put us right onto the fish and we ended up with a chillybin full of rainbows which we will be smoking today! Thanks again mate. Kerry and Stuart.

Thank Loftyachting
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Had an amazing morning with Davy on his boat. We had the whole of the Lake to ourselves, never saw another human. Caught fish to share with special friends we are visiting tomorrow, in Central Otago.. Aucklanders if you we down here....it's an amazing experience. I am hooked! X

Thank BronteWilson
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I can't believe I've lived in Wanaka this long & I've only just done this trip! Super comfortable boat, small group, informative & charismatic guide (Davy), delicious home baked muffins & a hot cup of tea. Not to mention the stunning scenery. Mou Wahu Island is a trip not to be missed, the views are outstanding & I'll definitely be doing this again, it's trump card for when people come to visit!!

Thank AndreaB8656
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Overall a beautiful day and wonderful few hours out on the lake - Davy treated us like family and we were enchanted by his knowledge of local history as well as his skill as a guide and fisherman. There is nothing quite as delicious as fresh caught trout and Davy's homemade muffins and biscuits. He even brought us on a short bush walk to a vantage point that showcased the entire northern lake wanaka. Very special, we will be back!

Thank Lasse H
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