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What clients say...

Two of the best days fishing I could have asked for

The brief was simple. Lets go hunt some quality fish on backcountry water I haven't seen yet. What followed were two of the best days fishing I could have asked for. When you have a passion for fly fishing, you want to spend that time on quality water and with guys that share your passion. Not only did Rob get me into some stunning dryfly action but it was great to spend a few days with the guy and share a few stories.

Awesome trip mate, can't wait for the next one !

Jim (Auckland)

Taupo Fly Fishing Guide

One of my best days ever on any river throughout my fishing history has thus far been with Rob

I have fished all over the states including Alaska and recently, Canada going after fresh water fish, focusing on trout primarily. NZ has been on my bucket list for decades and I’ve watched all the videos of everyone over here catching the world renowned monster trout on the most serene and beautiful clear rivers…. Fortunately, I finally made it here and with the guidance of Rob, have been hooking into these magnificent creatures and enjoying the environment that holds all these jewels. I’ve fished with Rob on numerous rivers and aside from catching splendid fish I thoroughly enjoy his company and tutelage. His easy going nature, humor, precision, attentiveness and enthusiasm on the stream makes the experience all the better. I’m happy to say that one of my best days ever on any river throughout my fishing history has thus far been with Rob

Randall (Te- Kuiti NZ/Colorado USA)

Taupo Trout Guide

Stunning scenery

So I said let’s do something different, a bit out there …maybe fly in somewhere?…  Robs response was… let me make contact with a few people and I’ll come back with some options…

Six weeks later we were “arm chair” fishing, well, sitting watching the stunning scenery pass by as we floated down to the next pool or run…So Rob had setup a two day back country raft trip, which provided us the opportunity to fish water that could only be reached on a raft.

The trip provided, sight fishing to both browns and rainbows as well a blind fishing into likely holding water, in a number of different water types, small streams where you needed to creep up onto fish and bigger river runs and pools and pocket water, all of which produced fish.

Rob’s a great guy, who is easy to spend time with. This is important when you are going on an extended trip. He’s easy to have a laugh with and doesn’t put you under any pressure to catch the fish he’s put you in front of. His artistic side is also a great trait that means you always end up with some great memories in pics and videos. But beware his love for chocolate, keep your own stash safe..!!!

Dan (Auckland)

Raft Fly Fishing New Zealand
Taupo Fly Fishing Guide

He was so patient teaching an 11yo and I am most happy that she caught and landed her first trout

"I had seen many guides on youtube and advertised online but Rob looked like a nice laid back guy so I decided to book a trip with Rob.

Our first stop was one of Rob's favourites spots but there was a guy there that had already fished the spot just before we got there and said he didn't get anything.  Not a good sign usually.  We tried the spot anyway and immediately had a couple of nudges.  Not long after my daughter got her first strike and it was big.  Unfortunately, she didn't land it but there were many more to follow which were landed. 

Rob's experience and knowledge was the difference between catching fish and not catching them.  I know if it was just myself and my daughter we would not have had as many fish.   We had a really fun day and it was great getting to know our guide.  He was so patient teaching an 11yo and I am most happy that she caught and landed her first trout.  We now have memories and videos that we will continue to talk about together.   I can 100% recommend Rob as a true professional.

Thanks again for the amazing trip.  I am still watching the videos

Rich

Auckland, New Zealand

Turangi and Taupo Fly Fishing Guide

Your experience is more than just fishing!

Rob Vaz is absolute gentlemen and a fantastic fishing guide. His local knowledge and years of competitive fly fishing make him a phenomenal guide. Above all that He is such a nice guy so your experience is more than just fishing! I can highly recommend Rob to anyone considering using a guide

Sean

Matamata, New Zealand

‘the bucket list’ guide

Rob was recommended by 3 separate sources and I can, without a doubt, say that Rob is ‘the bucket list’ guide. Rob put me into my first fish on a nymph and then the next and the next, then I got smoked by a tank of a fish… It wouldn’t have been a complete trip if the big one didn’t get away. Then we switched over to catching on dries and smashed a cracker of a rainbow jack, these are memories of a lifetime…. We were fishing at a river mouth and the wind was howling, waves were almost big enough to curl, but Rob still managed to keep me into fish. The browns had not yet made it into my net, Rob took me a pool where some big browns were holding on the bottom and it wasn’t long before a stunning big leopard pattern brown was in my net, just out of this world! Rob is the perfect guide, host, super easy to get along with and he also taught me how to properly roll cast among several new tips & techniques. I’m looking forward to fishing with Rob again soon!

Michael (Prev. South Africa)

A Truly Skilled Guide

Just spent two fantastic days guided by Rob Vaz a truly skilled guide who can get to all kinds of isolated back country streams and creeks full of big browns and rainbows in some of the most fantastic scenery. Robs instinctive knowledge of the main rivers and pools is unbelievable, even when the conditions get tough Rob steps up a gear sets up the perfect rig and finds the next target in no time. This was one of the best trips ever experienced really challenging long days, picked up heaps of great fly fishing tips from the master, loads of memorable fish and cool pictures. Highly recommended all round great guy Rob really nailed the trip many many thanks.

Tony 

Kapiti NZ

The trip had everything...

..great scenery, terrific fishing and even the one that got away. I've fished a fair bit and with a lot of guides, and I really cannot recommend Rob's guiding service enough. Highly skilled, incredibly patient, adaptable, prompt communication and good company. Rob was able to put me onto the fish when other anglers were clearly struggling and in sometimes challenging conditions. Can't wait to get back and have another fish with Rob

Scott

Australia

Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing

Two types of guides...

First off I feel as though there are two types of guides in this world. There are those who do it for the money and those who do it because they love the sport of fly fishing. Rob is very much the latter and it shines though the instant you step on the river with him. ...honestly he taught me more in a few days than I had Learned up to that point in my life!

Will Purcell

USA

American Angler Australian Fly Fishing

Extremely knowledgeable, treats you more like a friend than a guide

Had a great trip with Rob. Extremely knowledgeable, treats you more like a friend than a guide taking a stranger out for fish. Had the best experience, to me fly fishing NZ was a bucket list item and rob did an amazing job of making that bucket list check-off the absolute best it could be! Thanks again for the trip and memories

Garrett 

USA

I will definitely be booking another trip with Rob

I’ve been wanting to fish round Taupo for a while, and was lucky enough to get the chance to get out with Rob for some Winter action on the Tongariro. I can’t recommend taking a trip with Rob highly enough for international visitors and Kiwis alike. I learned heaps from Rob, and he made sure that our time on the water was super productive too, he made sure I was in the right place for shots at some truly amazing fish. Rob is a fantastic guide and a great person to get out and fish with. I will definitely be booking another trip with Rob

Jonathan

Auckland

Rotorua brown trout Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing European Angler

Most amazing day!

"Thank you for the most amazing day fishing with you! I can really recommend anyone fishing in this area to book Rob for guiding. It is simply impossible to find all the great places by oneself in a short period of time. Both the company, spots, guiding and fishing was top of the line! Hope that we can fish together again soon! 😎"

Olof

Sweden

Rotorua brown trout Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing European Angler

Rob can cater for people of all skill levels

A couple of mates and I went out for a day of fly fishing with Rob. I had limited experience with a fly rod but that didn’t matter as Rob can cater for people of all skill levels. Rob is an excellent guide and a great guy in general. He is patient and explains everything very well. If I were ever to go on another guided fly fishing trip I would definitely go with Rob again and I fully recommend him to anyone wanting to have a day of guided fly fishing no matter what your skill level. You will not regret it and will have a great day on the river.

The Whangarei Crew


Waikato Fly Fishing Guide

Birthday surprise!

"From first contact to the special day it has been such a delight and pleasure to deal with you in setting up my husbands birthday surprise. It was a day he will remember forever. You even took some incredible photos to capture the day. You truly are doing what you were made for and it was wonderful. Thank you so much. We will be telling everyone we know to contact you."

Tracey

Cambridge, Waikato

National park rainbow trout Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing

I always walk away from the trip a better fisherman

The great thing about Robfish Fly Fishing is that he can take a novice fisherman or a seasoned pro and show them the best day they can imagine. Rob is a world class guide and I always walk away from the trip a better fisherman. He works on technical skills such as set pressure, reading the water & mending, while putting you on the best fish so you can have an outstanding day. Highly recommend Rob Vaz to anyone.

Michael 

Hamilton City, New Zealand

​A great 2 days fishing

Thanks Rob, and all your secret spots are safe with me. 🙂 I really appreciated the professionalism and knowledge. it was a really enjoyable few days and even guiding the two of us we were on more fish than we could ever have hoped for. We were a bit spoilt having fly's changed and knots changed on our behalf.

Jamie

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Rob was extremely patient showing me how to cast and putting me right on the fish.

Awesome day on the water with Rob! Having never flyfished before I didn’t know what to expect, so I’m stoked with how much I learnt in one day. Rob was extremely patient showing me how to cast and putting me right on the fish. Rob was very accomodating to my situation, with me having car problems 200km from home Rob was generous enough to go out of his way to help me find a way home. Cant recommend Rob highly enough!

Luke 

Auckland, New Zealand

You will walk away with not only an unforgettable experience, but also alot of new knowledge.

Fishing with Rob is definitely worth the money. You will walk away with not only an unforgettable experience, but also alot of new knowledge. He is amazing at spotting the fish, and was even able to get a beginner like me hooked into a decent amount of fish.

Sander

Denmark

I learnt more from him than I ever expected

I really enjoyed my day on the streams with Rob. I learnt more from him than I ever expected. Rob is not only a guide who gets you into fish, he is an awesome coach who freely shares his vast experience and knowledge. I honestly can't wait for the next time we go together again.

Jake 

Hamilton, New Zealand

Best Introduction (birthday surprise)

"Thank you for the best introduction to fly fishing anyone could ask for. A real "immersive" experience that no doubt will lead to more adventures in the great NZ outdoors, for sure. I loved it." Chris

Chris

New Zealand

Rob was brilliant at teaching the techniques needed

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.

Christopher 

Auckland, New Zealand (Previously Ireland)

Taupo Fly Fishing Guide
 

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