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Book for the 22-23 season, visit the Central North Island, New Zealand's finest trout fishing. Offering great dry fly and nymphing.


Rounding up an incredible winter...but the best is yet to come!

I can't believe how quickly this winter season has gone, and now I'm making plans for a trip to Europe (Slovakia & Iceland) in Sept returning for a busy 2022-23 season ahead. Some magnificent dry flyRead more

Solid Central North Island Fish!

Winter fishing has been so successful, I can't imagine how the NZ summer season is going to be. With superb fish in our system it is only going to get better. ..ExcitingRead more

Central North Island New Zealand all year round..Paradise!

From catch and release in Rotorua using short line fly fishing techniques to swinging large streamers for a few table trout, the Central North Island of NZ is  an all year round fishery. Summer evenRead more

Returning Guests

After a few years of a complete halt to fishing guests to NZ - It was nice to catch up and spend time with my Aussie mate! sore arm, plenty of fish, good coffee and food!Read more

Trout Running!

The first Rainbow trout spawning runs just kicking off, not easy fishing but worth moving around the Taupo region waters. The results for putting in the time are these beautiful gems!Read more

Lake Feeders

2 Heads are better than one when it comes to working out what is happening on lakes. One can be fishing one technique like stripping buggers another nymphing. Nothing better than sharing a day on theRead more

Plenty of North Island Fly Fishing Options

One of the myths is the North Island does not have quality trout and the South Island has all the trophy trout "brown trout in particular", well that depends on where you fish. Fact, the North IslandRead more

Dry fly and backcountry madness!

What a great season, chasing some great fish on dry fly, the NZ backcountry has offered superb fishing.Read more

Anglers having a go!

It has been a pleasure guiding new anglers this season, many whom have just experienced catching their first ever trout.Read more

An Outstanding Season So Far - Trophy North Island Trout

This season has started with a bang, I suspect the trout have enjoyed the break from overseas tourist and lockdowns to breath, spawn unhindered and add weight. Some personal fishing for me, then IRead more

Quick Trip South, Big Results

Super happy to experience a quick trip with my mate Mark and Ben Booth from Twizel, into some great action. Nice trophy over 10lb and my first Salmon, fish on dries what else could we ask for.Read more

Full Summer Action

Super good session with Jason from the Creel Tackle House - Top bloke damage done when two guides have a day out ;o) Read more


Your "Kiwi" Guide.

Experience fly fishing from a professional guide direct. 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. Join Rob a member of the NZ Professional Guides Association for a great experience.

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What Clients Say.....

Happy angler north island fly fishing guide rob vaz fly fishing rainbow trout
"Rob was recommended by 3 separate sources and I can, without a doubt, say that Rob is ‘the bucket list’ guide."

Michael Auckland, (Prev. SA)
AMERICAN ANGLER north island fly fishing guide rob vaz fly fishing brown trout

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

Will   USA

Australian north island fly fishing guide rob vaz fly fishing rainbow trout

"cannot recommend Rob's guiding service enough, the trip had everything!"

Scott   Australia

Fly Fish Rotorua Guide European brown
"Thank you for the most amazing day fishing with you, great fishing!"

Learn with me the basics of fly fishing or Czech/Euro nymphing

I have been fortunate enough to learn modern techniques before all the hype

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.

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