Fishing Taupo, Turangi and Rotorua

Fly fishing trips can be arranged from Taupo, Turangi and Rotorua.

Craig will take you to suitable locations depending upon your ability, What type of fishing you would prefer, the weather, and time of year.

Below is a description of just some locations Craig may take you;

Rangitaiki river system - This has a wide variety fishing, River fishing to lake and canal. Very good fish in the trophy range can be found in this area. A good location for targeting browns.

Whanganui and Whakapapa rivers - Both of these rivers other exceptional nymph and dry fly fishing to good sized brown and rainbow trout, best time to fish is from October to June.

Mohaka River - A great brown trout fishery. Nymph and dry fly to sited trout.

Tongariro River - At the southern end of lake Taupo this is a world famous fishery attracting visitors from all around the world each year. A large flow of water running over a boulder base. This is believed to be the biggest number of spawning fish of any river in the world. I specialise in using the local method of nymphing in the river. The river fishes well from June to November when fish are running up the river to spawn. Over the summer there is a great rise in the evenings. The lower reaches offer fishing for browns over the summer. This is a Major Rainbow fishery, browns also spawn up the Tongariro but are usually only found early in the season. Suitable for beginner to expert.

Tauranga-Taupo River - This is a delightful stream, very clear running over a shingle bed. Both Glo bugs and naturals can be very productive. In summer this river is nice in the upper reaches Fish can be easily spotted in the clear water but are easily spooked. This river is suitable for those with some experience.

Waipunga river - This is a small river, Holds good opportunities for those wanting to site fish over the summer in the upper reaches, Cicada patterns work well on hot summer days. suitable only for experienced anglers with good casting ability.

Lake Whakamaru - Fish by boat around the weed beds for lively rainbows and large Browns. Best fishing November through March. Great place for a beginner to learn and great fun for those who want to catch a lot of fish. Can be fished by nymph, streamer and most summer days with the dry fly.

Lake Otamangakau - Fish this remarkable lake. Fish by boat or shore. Very large fish in excess of 10Lbs are caught each year. Both rainbow and Brown Trout are present, best fishing is January through March.

Coromandel / Kaimai Region;

There are many beautifully scenic streams and rivers throughout the Coromandel ranges that hold both rainbow and brown trout, these are particularly good for dry fly and nymph fishing in the summer. Best fishing from October 1st through march 31st. The rivers that I take trips to are the Waitawheta river and Ohinemuri river, These are set in very nice scenery and are suitable for experienced and beginner anglers.

Puniu river - Holds good sized rainbows and browns. Over farmland there is good access to a lot of fishable water. Dry fly and nymph fishing.

Mangatutu stream - Low banks allow good access and casting room. A shingle base and very clear water. easy to spook fish but great dry fly and nymph fishing.

Contact Craig today to start arranging your trip


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