Summertime BBQ and Fishing Charters on Lake Mapourika – Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

Summer has arrived here in Glacier Country!  The streets are lined with cars and campervans and our trip spaces are filling up quickly.  It’s often hard to pack all the things into your holiday that you want to do, so we extend our trips into the evening with our last departures leaving at 5 pm daily.  This a great time of day to add the BBQ option to your Fishing Charter!  Feel free to BYO drinks or sip a complimentary tea or coffee, and enjoy the evening unwinding on Lake Mapourika.


We’ve had a great week of fishing, catching a few salmon and some nice brown trout.  We’ve had a mixture of every type of weather too.  Luckily on the Hanna-k you remain warm and dry even while fishing in the rain.  We provide full wet weather gear for guided walks, and thankfully the fishing is excellent when it’s raining outside!


This fellow was on a Fishing Charter on a drizzly afternoon.  He didn’t book the BBQ facility, but landed himself a beautiful brown trout.  They didn’t have cooking facilities in their accommodation and wanted nothing more than to be able to enjoy his fresh catch with his wife!

Luckily our resourceful skipper called for a gas bottle to be dropped off mid-trip, and managed to get them BBQ-ing their fresh fish!  Does it get any fresher than this?!  Our experienced skipper and fishing guide will also fillet the fish for you:

BBQ on a Fishing Charter, Lake Mapourika – Glacier Country Lake Tours


We hope to see you on the water with us before the salmon season is out…



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