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FUN WINTER GUIDED TRIPS

Contact me robfishnz@gmail.com for Winter Guided Trips

Don't miss out on all the action, full tuition available for beginners

gear hire included.

Chris writes: "Had a great day fishing with Rob on the Tongariro river. Coming from Ireland and being used to a very different style of fly fishing Rob was brilliant at teaching the techniques needed here. Rob is an extremely knowledgeable guide and also a lovely guy. We got plenty of action and a couple of beautiful rainbow trout. Would highly recommend."

LATEST REPORT/BLOG

Annual Lads Trip

I'm just back to reality after a fantastic trip in Turangi with the "Kereru" boys. It was great to fish a range of techniques I especially enjoyed having a few long sessions swinging the doubleRead more

Some solid winter fishing in Turangi

Recent high water has pushed solid runs of fish into the Taupo system. It was great catching up with a few mates in Turangi this week, allowing for some time to brush up on my double hander fishing.Read more

Closing day with a bang! New Zealand Styles

It certainly has been an epic season I've noticed a lot more anglers about than usual exploring the wide open New Zealand backyard, which is understandable in this current climate. Everyone is makingRead more

Cold snap and the winter run has begun

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Timing is key! unbelievable action

A guides day off for me, into some off the scales short line fly fishing in Rotorua with Mark Gibb. A real privilege to get on quality water and experience an unforgettable morning of action. Fish ovRead more

Making Dreams Come True!!

North Island fly fishing success and good craic!!  It's been a pleasure teaching new anglers the wonderful sport of fly fishing from casting skills, first cast to catch! We are heading into winter nRead more

From Spring Creek to Hogg Water...

The enjoyable side of guiding is taking anglers on a journey, during the journey I make a plan that consists of 99% of decisions based upon experience and gut feeling and adaptation around theRead more

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

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!"

Olof
Sweden
"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)

"...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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