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What clients say...

Extremely dedicated to his craft..

Rob is an excellent fly fishing guide and easy guy to spend the day with. He is extremely dedicated to his craft and goal to put you onto some very large rainbows & browns.
We met at 6:15 am and after driving for an hour then hiking/wading for another hour, we experienced some beautiful pristine backcountry fishing on an isolated river. Caught 7 big beautiful trout.
Rob knew exactly where the fish should be and which fly to entice a bite.
Rob is also an excellent caster and teacher.
I strongly recommend Rob as a guide and have absolutely no hesitation in doing so.

John - Canada

Waikato Fly Fishing Guide

This was an experience of a lifetime and I look forward to our next trip

Two days fly fishing with Rob for three family members from South Africa and myself was out of this world. I’ve fly fished before but never caught so many trophy fish in a two day period. He took two family members from novice to catching trophy fish. We all had such an amazing time and learnt so much. Rob is amazing - down to earth and very patient with so much knowledge and experience. I was blown away to learn of his achievements nationally and internationally.
This was an experience of a lifetime and I look forward to our next trip with Rob.

Aadil & Family (Auckland)

Taupo Trout Guide

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

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.


Kapiti NZ

‘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)

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 (rest in peace my friend)

Matamata, New Zealand

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



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


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



I will definitely be booking another trip with Rob

I’ve been wanting to fish for a while, and was lucky enough to get the chance to get out with Rob. 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



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! 😎"



Rotorua brown trout Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing European Angler

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

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."


Cambridge, Waikato

National park rainbow trout Aussie Angler Australian Fly Fishing

Rob was brilliant at teaching the techniques needed

Had a great day fishing with Rob on the 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.


Auckland, New Zealand (Previously Ireland)

Taupo Fly Fishing Guide

​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.


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!


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.



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.


(Prev S.A.) 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


New Zealand

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.


Hamilton City, New Zealand

Rob went above and beyond

Could not recommend Rob more. I had both limited time and limited fly experience and Rob went above and beyond. His love for the sport was infectious and his patience and ability to teach was beyond anything I could've hoped for. I had an absolutely amazing New Zealand fly-fishing experience with Rob.

Bap Kim


Exceeded what were already high expectations

Rob is an exceptional guide and extremely knowledgeable angler that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the sport. A complete beginner through to an experienced angler would enjoy and benefit from booking in a guided trip. The experience both myself and stepfather received fly fishing with Rob across various local spots exceeded what were already high expectations.

Jordon & Jeff

Waikato, New Zealand

Auckland Fly Fishing Guide

Rob is a fantastic guide who really knows his stuff

Rob is a fantastic guide who really knows his stuff. Having never fished with a guide before I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Rob has a wealth of knowledge and was more than willing to share this. He really went out of his way with organizing transport and finding somewhere suitable to fish given all the heavy rain. I learnt a lot over the day, catching fish with varying techniques. I'm certainly looking forward to fishing again next time I'm in the North Island. Would highly recommend- thanks Rob

Florian Schmidt

Christchurch, New Zealand

Very knowledgeable and has great understanding the fishery

I Just had a couple of amazing days fishing with Rob. Loads of fish landed and lot of fun in the trying.
He's very knowledgeable and has great understanding the fishery. If you what to learn how to fly fish or you are experienced, I would highly recommend Rob to be you guide.


Hamilton, New Zealand

Auckland Fly Fishing Guide

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