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Southland District Council

Around the Mountains Cycling


Southland is a fishing heaven. Under big skies and surrounded by awesome mountain ranges, you can escape all distractions as you cast for brown trout, rainbow trout and salmon.

  • So famous for its fly fishing, Gore is commonly called the 'Brown Trout Capital of the World'
  • The Mataura Valley is known as a 'dry-fly mecca' and is one of the best trout fishing rivers in the world
  • Riverton, The Catlins and Stewart Island offer epic coastlines perfect for sea fishing adventures

For further information on the fishing gems of Southland, visit

Outside Sports
9 Shotover Street, Queenstown

Around the Mountains Cycling