I have fly fished the rivers and lakes of Taupo and the central north island for over twenty years and have been a full time guide for eleven of them, in this time I have gained a wealth of local knowledge. With this knowledge and time on the water I can arrange and guide you on an unforgettable angling experience.
Local Rivers [May – December]
Fly fishing for hard fighting wild trout on their annual migration from lake Taupo to the head waters of its tributaries, these fish have an average weight of 4 to 5lb.
Floating line and upstream nymph is the preferred method.
Fly fishing at its best.
Remote Wilderness Streams[October-May]
These streams offer more challenging fly fishing where you can test your skill on wild Trout just waiting for a well presented dry fly or nymph.
These streams run through some of the most scenic country in the central north island. Transport is by 4×4 vehicles or helicopter.
Whangapeki Station [October-May]
3,000 acres of private land and river runs through it. This area offers some of the best drive to water I know, you can even stay over night in very comfortable cabins, the evening rise can be exceptional. This ranch also offers small game hunting for rabbits, hare and turkey, and for the more serious hunter, free range hunting for red deer.
Lake Otamangakau [December – April]
This small hydro lake produces some of the largest wild trout I have caught anywhere, the largest of these was a 34 inch 17.5lb rainbow. The food in this lake is insect based so casting small nymphs and dry flies on very long leaders is the most successful method. The brown trout fishing from the shore offers some great sight fishing for larger browns that cruise the margins, this lake is also famous for its cicada hatch with a little breeze these large insects end up on the surface of the lake, some of the rises can be seen 100 yards away. The opportunity for that fish of a lifetime.