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Check out some new video footage

Produced by Luke from Hamilton filming for his school project on one of my sweet little local waters. We followed another angler...despite this picked out some tricky but active rainbow trout.Read more

A few trips after lockdown!

Its been crash and bang back into the remains of the season locally. Some great fish to be had. I have run both guided and social trips. Recent catches as below with some happy faces. Certainly IRead more

That time of the year!

Finally its nice to be able to fish and many are making up for lost time after Covid. Super nice to catch a few recently and capture a few action shots. I have trips available through winterRead more

Waste not want not!

With plenty of time over Covid lockdown many of us have had time to stock up out fly boxes. A few of my favorite flies below, and some I want to give a wirl during the winter.Read more

Its been a long haul but super cool to get out again post Covid

Super happy to get my head into a better space and catch a few fish in stunning pocket water after a few hours on my local stream near Pirongia, fish were not huge but a good chance to go light both Read more

Some sort of normality as travel restrictions lift this Thursday

Still weeks left in the season to get into some cracking fish, I have dates free so drop me an email to book in a trip or tuition. Additionally options available for winter fishing. Email:Read more

COVID-19 ...giving em fish a break

With the sudden travel restrictions of March 14th putting a halt to my bookings and giving em fish a break. It is with sadness I miss out on reconnecting with some great clients peak season 2020.Read more

Trout caught near and far

The last month has been real busy guiding locally in the Waikato and further away. A wonderful mix of lovely clients from around the globe Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, South Africa andRead more

Mixing up your fly fishing experience!

New Zealand not only offers great back country fishing but many other ways to experience a great day out on the water. It was lovely to recently meet Mark from the USA and show him an array ofRead more

Fly Fishing Convert

Another successful round trip for new fly fishing convert Scott from Sydney. Putting in the effort with me to earn these great Central North Island fish. Well done Scott!!Read more

Hand tied flies to catch fish

While shop bought flies are a great source and work well there is nothing more satisfying on catching fish on your own hand made patterns. The 2019-2020 break allowed me some time to re stock on aRead more

Keeping it local

The Waikato and Rotorua region has been experiencing some consistent heat bringing on dry fly fishing. As trout move into cooler water small cdc and elk hair caddis and rubber leg flies come into theRead more

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 new skills for your fly fishing journey.

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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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