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Excellent Early Season Fish

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November 14, 2023

Winter Run.. Streamer Time!

Its seems to be a late start to the run for the winter season guiding, however good fish caught on the swing, happy faces and perseverance is the key to success. ...

July 4, 2023

One season ends ...into the winter run (Taking bookings for 23-24)

Sun, rain, or hail were going fishing! to top off some remarkable clients and great fishing!...

May 9, 2023

The North Island still delivers big!! despite extreme weather events, large fish, cicada being the flavor for the season.

Superb specimens have come to the net this season, PMX being a standout Cicada imitation, And a few personal best fish have been the rewards of persistence....

February 17, 2023

Refreshed inspired and ready for the new season 22-23

I have recently returned after fishing the off season in Europe, I am delighted to have learned new techniques that I can apply to New Zealand water and very privileged to catch some of Iceland's finest Seatrout and Slovakian Huchen (Hucho) and Grayling.  The new season in New Zealand has started incredibly well guiding some excellent early season trout....

November 11, 2022

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 fly is expected this season in the Central North Island be sure to book your ticket to paradise. A few silly photobombs breaking up the day with some wonderful clients and friends i have guided and fished with. Thanks!...

August 15, 2022

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. ..Exciting...

July 4, 2022

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

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

June 14, 2022

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!...

May 24, 2022

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!...

May 11, 2022

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 the water with a mate. Pictures shown with fellow Turangi Guide Jason from Creel Tackle House. ...

April 28, 2022

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 Island has many fly fishing options, less pressure in places and a way higher per day catch rate. Would you rather fish with a guide for 4 days for one or two fish or have a fishing experience. A few recent trips photos explains its all....

April 11, 2022

Dry fly and backcountry madness!

What a great season, chasing some great fish on dry fly, the NZ backcountryhas offered superb fishing....

February 25, 2022

Anglers having a go!

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

February 10, 2022

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 I start the guided season....

January 25, 2022

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....

November 27, 2021

Full Summer Action

Super good session with Jason from the Creel Tackle House - Top blokedamage done when two guides have a day out ;o)...

November 27, 2021

New to the sport...NO PROBLEM!!

A quality day guiding for first time anglers Vaughan and Chris. A surprise birthday present organised by the wives that did not disappoint! So, whatever your ability good trout can be caught right now!...

August 17, 2021

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 double hander Primal Run 11 foot 4#......smashing takes with solid 3.5-4lb fresh run rainbows. A number of fish caught and some destined for the smoker! Plenty of anglers around and a super social place to hang out!...

August 2, 2021

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. Some solid takes on the swing and a short spell Czech nymphing the Kiwi way! Looking forward to some more action over the next few weeks....

July 22, 2021

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 making the most of opportunities out with friends and in nature. I too finished the season out with a great day on the water with Jake. Some great specimens coming to the net. Now I turn my attention to Turangi and winter fishing. ...

July 6, 2021

Cold snap and the winter run has begun

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June 28, 2021

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 over the last few weeks have had a lot pf pressure in the lower river reaches, So accessing water where the fish have had 7-10 days break was resulted in hungry fish. On top just after rain the fish were active on the chew. Average size of fish for the day around 6lb....enjoy!!...

June 10, 2021

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 now and learning to fly fish moves to the Taupo region, taking bookings now for winter angling. robfishnz@gmail.com ...

June 1, 2021

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 the changeable. So, what changes often it is the need to match the river beats with ones angling experience and fitness, work around weather and expectations. (i.e. fish size, environment, river size etc. The lovely part of my day is a happy client/s both from catching fish but the journey it takes to get ther...

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