Matt and Traveltruly are here to make travelling and fly fishing New Zealand more authentic and memorable by providing trips, packages and itineraries that are customised to your needs, budget and passions

Matt Butler is a outdoors enthusiast and fly fishing guide based in Wanaka, New Zealand. Whether your visiting NZ to adventure and explore or also indulge in the whole kiwi experience, Matt can provide trips that will give you the most genuine experience you can dream of, keeping you clear of tourist traps and helping you discover the real hidden gems NZ has to offer

Just let us know what you want to get out of your trip and we will take care of it, from guided multi-day adventures to self-guided explorations, we are here to make your trip the one you brag about to your friends for years to come.


Fishing Trips
/ Angler
1 - 2 anglers
4 hours - 1 day
Come with me on a real, authentic kiwi experience, fly fishing spectacular water and hunting down some big wily trout amongst magnificent scenery! ... more

I provide an affordable day of private guiding and don’t hold back on the quality, ensuring you have the best experience possible. Im here to help you find the fish and introduce you to the fishing methods used to catch them in NZ, from dry fly to nymphing and anything else in-between!

What to Expect
In New Zealand we focus on making the most of the abundant clear water and sight-fishing for trout, only casting once a fish is spotted, which is more akin to ‘trout-hunting’. Sight fishing is not easy but the most rewarding of all and therefore I can introduce you to its main aspects and help you be confident and competent to catch that fish of a lifetime!

Depending on weather and conditions we may visit different rivers and areas ranging from mountainous valleys surrounded by forest to vast tussock plains. All locations have spectacular landscape, beautiful water and nice fish.
a young, passionate and energetic fly fishing guide based out of Wanaka. I have been fishing for over 12 years throughout New Zealand’s lakes and rivers, both in the North and South ... moreIslands. My true passion is for sight fishing in clear backcountry fisheries where the wilderness and seclusion add to the overall adventure and loves the opportunity to share the experience with others. Whether your a new or experienced angler I will ensure your fishing adventure is tailored to your wishes and promises a authentic and memorable experience.
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