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
Auckland, New Zealand
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
Matamata, New Zealand
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.
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
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!
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 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
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! 😎"
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
"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."
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
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