Gary Lyttle - Guide

Passionate Fly Fisher from childhood, brought up on the banks of UK's still waters.

Been in the fly fishing industry for over 17 years

UK retail fly shop owner and wholesaler, Guiding throughout UK and Europe.

Contributor for over six years to two top European fly fishing magazines.

Moved to NZ 2003 involved in fly fishing industry and guiding.

Represented New Zealand at Commonwealth and Oceania's

Winner of 2008 National still water pairs championships and top Individual.

Qualified for three New Zealand National Chamionships.

Caught my best trout in 1992 (Tina Trout).

Scott Fly Rods Pro Staffer for 15 years.

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Chris Power - Guide

Chris grew up in Wanganui and started flyfishing the Tongariro when he was 13 (over 27 years ago...).  In those days he and his friend Roy (bio below) had no waders and stood for hours on winter mornings up to their waist in the river wearing shorts and sneakersLuckily this had no lasting affect and he was still able to have three kids later in life!

Chris has also spent six years fishing the central Canterbury rivers, fine-tuinng his stalking and dry fly skills.  He now spends time between winter spawning runs on the Taupo rivers, and summer backcountry fishing in the Bay of Plenty backcountry.

Taupo Fishing Guide Chris Power with 8lb Rainbow Trout

Andrew Schuster - Guide

I was born and raised in Maryland, U.S.A , I am son number two of five other brothers all of whom are fly fishing fanatics, our parents introduced us at a very early age to our local rivers and streams and taught us all they knew.

However the hobby turned to a life changing obsession when at fifteen years old my parents packed all five boys into a camper van and headed west to the famous Blue Ribbon waters of Montana.

We timed the trip perfect for the big hatches of Montana and my life was never going to be the same again.

I have since fly fished and guided in many parts of the United States and also Europe and Australia, the big draw however has always been New Zealand, it was here that I found a new obsession, Big Fish !!!!

I specialize in stalking and catching Big Browns and Rainbow trout whether it be Stillwater or running water, to me there is nothing that touches the adrenalin rush of getting up close and personal with huge trout.

I have been lucky enough to put in many hours of recon into finding and catching these monsters and now get the greatest pleasure from seeing our visiting friends enjoy that very same experience.

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Tina Lyttle – Admin and Accounts

Tina is our Admin and accounts manager , in other words she’s the boss and does all the hard yards of background organising and finer details of the trip.

She is also a very competent fly fisher as is the rest of her family back home in North Wales , in fact her maiden name believe it or not was Tina Trout !!

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Roy Bowers – Web Enquiries and Bag Boy

Roy has been fishing the Taupo region since he was 11, firstly from a boat with his Dad and later with his old mate Chris (bio above) and other friends flyfishing the Tongariro river spawning runs.  He finally landed a trophy trout with Gary and Andrew's help in 2011 which was great as it finally stopped him telling his 'one-that-got-away stories'.  You can see him landing the trout in the picture here on our Youtube Channel.

Roy looks after website marketing and business development.  He loves videoing and making fishing videos and sometimes comes along on trips to film and help. 

Roy Bowers Trophy Rainbow Trout

Tristan Chan - Webmaster

Tristan fishes for the pure joy of being outside. He is just as happy to sit on the boat and relax while someone else gets stuck into the work. His motto: "It doesn't matter how many fish you catch, as long as you brought enough beer" pretty much sums up his fishing philosophy.

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