Dark Sky

  The snow and glaciers of New Zealand’s highest peaks spawn hundreds of gushing streams, rivers and lakes across a landscape that’s silence is as large as the region is vast. 
This unspoiled frontier lies only a stones throw from HEADQUARTERS and is at the centre of Stravon's angling operations in the South Island. DARK SKY is the ideal location to explore trout fishing in all its forms, from rugged white water mountain streams where rainbow trout rule to sublime spring creek upstream dry fly waters where big browns rise all day long, this is a place where alluvial freestone rivers, mountain streams, spring creeks and lake delta all come together. 
Oh and one more thing... when the sun sets you'll find yourself under the spell of the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve, so, on your marks, get set and buckle in for an experience light years ahead of the rest.


  • Dark Sky

    The Fishery

    GAME:  Brown Trout / Rainbow Trout / Salmon
    SEASON: November to April
    INCLUSIVE: Stravon Guide / Lodgings
    OTHER: Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve
                   Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park
                   Te Wāhipounamu - UNESCO World Heritage Area 
                   Restricted to the Dark Sky region is the Black Stilt or Kakï. 
                   One of the world’s rarest birds - 90 birds survive.



    We take New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna very seriously and have our own Bio-Security requirements as you arrive in New Zealand. This is to ensure that no foreign organisms or threats enter our pristine waterways. Our protection measures include cleaning and freezing your equipment overnight to ensure all threats are benign.

    Guides work exclusively for STRAVON and are expected to have an advanced knowledge of all forms of fly casting, equipment, safety, decorum/etiquette, conservation, entomology, wildlife, habitat and holistic biodiversity in order to better inform our guests of the environment and wilderness areas they are traveling to.




    While DARK SKY is certainly off the beaten path, lots of people want to find themselves here at the same time.

    Be sure to book your adventure early if you're heading to New Zealand.


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