The search for a missing fisherman on Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy has resumed this morning.
Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka, of Queenstown, said the New Zealand man, who was not a local, was reported missing about 3.20pm yesterday.
He was fishing near the shore of Lake Wakatipu at the Bucker Burn river mouth, just south of the township.
A boat was now carrying out a shoreline search, and the Police National Dive Squad was expected to arrive this afternoon.
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LandSAR staff searched the shoreline on foot yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said police were contacted at 3.15pm about an incident near Benmore Pl, when a man was reported missing by his friend fishing a short distance away.
Police started a search and rescue operation supported by local resources.
Queenstown Lakes harbourmaster Marty Black said the coastguard and first responders from Glenorchy were involved in the search.
"There were a couple of boats out there for quite a while," he said.
The man had not been found by 8pm. The search was expected to continue this morning.
"It's not good news for anyone," Black said.