Guiding or tuition rates by email request - help me plan your trip
Trip Includes: transportation, fishing equipment/flies, photos of your day, refreshments, casting tuition comes part of the package.
Multi day packages available on request, accommodation can be arranged depending on venues we fish. My aim is to put you into fish to suit your angling experience.
Raft-Fishing trips on enquirey subject to the fishing season Dec - May.
Heli trips subject to availability.
Half day rates may be available on request.
A 50% deposit is requested in advance to secure your booking via Paypal or internet banking. Balance to be paid on the day of trip. (Paypal transfer fee is additional) See cancellation policy below:
All trips can be arranged to suit your angling ability! First time anglers beginning from scratch are welcome!
Safety Is Priority!
Rob holds a current Red Cross First Aid and Physiological First Aid Certificate, at any time prior to booking Rob is happy to advise on a suitable angling environment to suit your ability.
Rob carries a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) and a full first aid kit.
*Licences (to be purchased separately online)
Specific licence required dependent on region fished. Per day licence (Fish and Game) approx $20 NZD Covers all of NZ (Except Taupo)
Licences can be purchased online from the
Fish and Game
One day licence (Taupo region only) approx $17 NZD
Licences can be purchased online from
Department of Conservation
Weekly and yearly licences are also available online
(Licences are required by law, indicated as approximate costs subject to change)
What to bring
Fishing licence (see licences*)
Warm clothing i.e. polypropolene top, leggings
Wide brimmed hat
Polaroid sun glasses
Suntan lotion and bug spray
Personal medical supplies
Sense of humour and patience!
Favourite fly rod and reels, (Alternative gear provided no extra cost)
Gortex waders along with rubber-soled wading boots (felt-soled boots are not permitted in NZ)
The Fishing Season
as many anglers. Early season fish are less picky.
Summer: January, February and Marchcan be excellent dry fly fishing. This can be most stable for time for weather and river levels.
Winter: options available subject to weather, some fantastic spring creek fishing is still an option
Terms and conditions
Cancellation within 7 days will incur a charge of 100% of the full fee (less deposit already paid)
Very occasionally we cannot fish. You should come prepared for rain or sunshine. Should our guide need to cancel the day due to weather or river conditions for safety reasons a full refund less any transaction fees will be given. Updated NZ Weather can be seen https://www.metservice.com/
Bringing your own gear
If you would like to bring your own gear: (optional)
Rod 4 to 6 weight
Floating line: weight forward of dull colour.
and sinking lines
Tippet 5-10lb fluro, Tippet: 3x - 5x.
Tapered leaders: 9ft 4x
Breathable waders (No felt-soled boots)
Dry Flies: Royal Wulff, CDC's , Parachute Adams, Simulators
Nymphs: Copper/Gold and black tungstan beadheads, pheasant tails, cadillac nymphs, stoneflies, halfbacks, hare and copper,