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‘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.


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



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



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

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

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