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Learning to FLY FISH made easy!!!

It certainly take patience teaching first time anglers how to fly fish, there are technical aspects of the sport and the comments I get back are "there is a lot to think about to master fly-fishing"Read more

A trip to suit your abilty!

Recently I have enjoyed exploring new water with good company and showing the ropes to new anglers. Attached are a few trips some guided trips. Amongst the action new Zealand's finest!Read more

The Company of "Big" Fish waters

I am quite comfortable catching small fish in my local spring creeks however over the last month I have been fortunate enough to explore over and above my comfort waters into bigger fish water. I amRead more

Local Water....Dry Fly Time

I was thankful to join Jerome in a recent trip to upper Waikato waters. The adventure took us down a steep climb into some stunning waters. Most of the fish we saw for the day were active feeding onRead more

Pressured Fish

Usually March is peak hot weather and many of our more accessible fish get angling pressure and suffer in higher than normal water temperatures. Although when conditions are right we get incredibleRead more

Exploring top water fish

With a big drop in guided days it has been a great opportunity for me to explore new water and spend time with good Kiwi anglers I would not normally have time to fish with. So a recent invite downRead more

Valued time on the water...

I can't complain with the freedom to explore and fish locally especially when I hear from my overseas friends, family whom are suffering lockdown especially Australia, U.K and the U.S. A lot to beRead more

Test driving the new Scott Centric

Very happy to get my hands on a quality rod. The new Scott Centric delivers it all. I was apprehensive to start as I'm pretty hard on fish and used to a "non delicate" approach. At first glace theRead more

One fish at a time

A recent trip with fellow local Angler Karl has taught me again that more than one type of set up catches fish, from dry dropper or indicator nymph the key is drag free drifts and maintaining evenRead more

Brushing up on skills or starting from scatch

Recent guided trips have gone really well with weather conditions starting to stabilize and fish on the chomp, From brushing up on a few technical skills on the river or a family day out I'm happy toRead more

Kiwi Nymphing Clinic Success, Whanganui River

Saturday 21st November warmed up with a quick meet and greet near the Turangi Coffee Kart then a fly over the saddle to “T” town for our first Kiwi Nymphing clinic held on the Whanganui river, tRead more

Hawkes Bay Action

It's been a few years since I ventured to the Hawkes Bay So, with an opportunity to travel over during Labour weekend and visit family, I added a day on the water to check out a few local rivers andRead more

Learn to Fish with Rob Vaz, Your Experienced North Island Guide

Previous NZ National Fly Fishing Champion and NZ Rep, Rob Vaz has proven experience as a Central North Island trout fishing guide. Rob grew up locally in the Waikato and has fished many of the best trout fly fishing locations in New Zealand and abroad. Rob has exclusive knowledge after representing New Zealand competitively using the latest techniques to catch trout ensuring a great fly fishing experience for you. Taupo, Rotorua and the Waikato region offer fly fishing all year round. Rob prides himself on offering a great day out and having the opportunity to teach beginners or experienced anglers new skills on there fly fishing journey.

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Learn to Czech/Euro nymph with Rob Vaz

I have been fortunate enough to learn this technique before all the hype hit NZ

Learning from some of the best in Europe I both researched czech nymphing and was one of the few competition fisherman to start fishing this way in the early 1990's. Of course this technique has been around for some time. I am happy to share all the secrets of Euro and Czech nymphing with anyone I guide. A deadly technique that can put you into more fish! better contact and an exciting new way to fish.

Contact Rob to book a trip to hone your techniques. Or keep and eye out for Czech nymphing clinics.

What Clients Say.....

"Can't wait to get back and have another fish with Rob!"

Scott   Australia

"Thank you for the most amazing day fishing with you, great fishing!"

"Rob was recommended by 3 separate sources and I can, without a doubt, say that Rob is ‘the bucket list’ guide."

Auckland, (Prev. SA)

"...honestly he taught me more in a few days than I had learned up to that point in my life!"

Will   USA

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