About Us

About Alpine Fishing Guides, Wanaka

Alpine Fishing Guides has been in operation since 1996 and by Greg Dougherty and his wife Paula since 2002.

Offering guided fishing trips in the Wanaka region on the South Island of New Zealand for wild Brown and Rainbow trout.

Alpine Fishing Guides are one of the few companies to offer Drift or Float fishing trips in New Zealand and have all the legal requirements to do so.

We are certified and current in work place and Outdoor First Aid, trained in River Rescue, and are fully insured. On our trips we carry a first aid kit as well as an emergency locator beacon.

We also have local council approval and hold New Zealand rafting qualifications as well as Department of Conservation concessions.  Maritime New Zealand audit our operation yearly .

Greg is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association.

Alpine Fishing Guides have a 100% safety record and aim to keep it that way .

Greg has lived and fished in this beautiful area of New Zealand all his life and now is sharing it  with people from all over the world.

Client Testimonials

"We thoroughly enjoyed the trip with you – driftfishing the beautiful Clutha river and catching many nice fish. You’re an excellent guide and skilled boatman, and we would strongly encourage others to go with you. "
Frank and Kathy Moore, Oregon , USA
"Hi Greg, Many thanks for the phenomenal day of fly fishing on the Clutha river on Thursday. You showed me the value of fishing with a New Zealand professional fishing guide and I consequently learned a good deal from our day of fishing. Attached you will find a photo of the first fish of the day. Take care and stay in touch. "
Randy Turney, Oregon , USA
"Dear Greg, Just a message to say thank you for the wonderful day’s driftfishing on the Clutha.It was a great day’s raft fishing experience the likes of which I have never done before. Many thanks for your safe rafting, and expert guidance and trout spotting. Four browns and four rainbows to 4.5lbs and four dropped was a great day out. I particularly enjoyed the brown that took the Kiwi-style green caddis after refusing the dries, and the rainbow in the fast run at lunchtime. Cheers. Tight lines! "
Dave Collins, UK
"Hi Greg ,Thanks again for a brilliant days fishing. I haven’t stopped raving about it since. If you ask me, it should be at the top of the list of “must do” experiences for anyone even remotely interested in trout fishing in New Zealand. It by far eclipsed even my most optimistic expectations and I’ll definitely be in touch if I am ever back over in Wanaka, New Zealand fishing."
Mick Gray. Australia
"Greg I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for that wonderful day of fly fishing on the Clutha. There is a chapter in Tony Orman’s NZ fishing book about the team of guide and angler, and what a guide should be . You fit the bill on all qualifications, especially patience. I hope to try your patience again some day. "
Peter Werner, Yosemite USA
"Dear Greg, Just a brief note to thank you for a magnificent days fly fishing. The final fish of the day- a large brown stalked and caught in the shallows – was the icing on the cake so far as I was concerned. I have fished many rivers and lakes but have never had such an enjoyable days trout fishing and Im very aware that you worked very hard to ensure my enjoyment. It was fantastic to see so many fish and to be able to put a nymph over them from the comfort of your raft. The scenery and the river itself was beautiful ( although I hardly had time to admire it.) Best wishes."
Gerry Licence U.K
"Thanks again for the stellar fishing trip on the Clutha river. We had a wonderful experience, thanks much for helping the wife haul in a trophy rainbow ( at least by US standards). It was one of the best days of fishing I have ever had. Cheers."
Beau and Kristen Perry, San Francico, USA