MetService is the National Weather Service and provides marine forecasts, mountain forecasts and the short forecasts for NZ. This link directs you to information made freely available by MetService. Despite this, MetService is not associated with, and does not endorse, South Island Adventure Fly Fishing
http://metservice.com/towns-cities/christchurch/christchurch Another South Island weather link often used to effectively graphically view weather forecasting charts is http://metvuw.co.nz/forecast/forecast.php?type=rain®ion=nzsi&noofdays=8
This provides a link to the Freshwater Fishing in New Zealand page provided by New Zealand Fish and Game Council. The New Zealand Government expects Fish & Game NZ to look after fish and game management and to oversee the effective management of NZ sports fish and game resources in 12 regions. http://fishing.fishandgame.org.nz/freshwater-fishing-new-zealand
This provides a direct link to the page for the Canterbury region. This website features information that is relevant to travellers who are thinking about and actively planning a visit to New Zealand http://www.newzealand.com/int/christchurch-canterbury/
Our ideal geographical location means we can take advantage of the best weather patterns available in either the East or West Coast regions, and allows for a wide variety of different water types and locations to be accessed and fished. Our years of experience and love of the hunt have allowed us to find lots of the lesser known nooks and crannies on both coasts, and has allowed us to develop relationships with land owners, allowing us access to their private lands.
The area of the South Island’s East Coast that we generally guide spans from the upper Wairau River in the north, to the Benmore/Omarama area in the south. Additionally, West Coast waters spanning from Haast in the south, to Karamea in the north are fished for longer trips, or when weather dictates.
Christchurch's location is ideal for taking advantage of the sometimes highly variable weather patterns that the South Island seasonally experiences. The nearby Arthurs and Lewis Passes allow easy scenic access through the mighty Southern Alps to the wild West Coast, where shelter can often be found from various unsettled weather patterns. This allows us to make the most of both the East and West Coast regions, and allows our clients to experience a wide variety of different water types and locations. Free-stone rivers, streams, spring creeks, coastal logoons and pristine lakes of all different types and sizes are available to explore within the Canterbury and Westland regions. Many of these waters hold good trout populations of varying sizes. It is possible to “sight fish” for large Brown and Rainbow trout most commonly from 2.5- 7lb’s (1.25-3.3kg), but occasionally for fish up to and over the magic trophy 10lb (4.5kg) mark.