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some of the best fly fishing on the planet.     

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Based in the beautiful Lake Taupo region of New Zealand we fish more locations, using more techniques to put you in front of hard fighting Rainbow trout and stunning big Brown trout.   We guide clients on a range of stream, river and lake locations suited to all fly fishing tastes and skill levels.  Enjoy the famous Taupo and Rotorua fishing regions, and other unique New Zealand wilderness spots, with guidance from one of our experienced, friendly and patient fly fishing guides.

We will share with you: 

  • secret ‘hotspots’ that you’ll never forget
  • subtle tips that can drastically improve your flyfishing success rate
  • fly fishing techniques not widely applied by fishing guides in Taupo or NZ
  • great photos to capture your New Zealand flyfishing memories forever
  • genuine commitment to make your experience with us amazing

Learn more about the options for fly fishing adventures with a great local guide and enjoy the fishing videos, photos and Taupo region fly fishing reports on our website. When you are ready to book your dream trout fishing trip with the New Zealand Flyfishing company, or if you have any questions, please Contact Us

We look forward to sharing our love of fly fishing in New Zealand with you.

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Check out our latest fishing reports:

Taupo Fly Fishing Report 28 March 2018

Posted by admin on March 27, 2018

Taupo trout are in stunning condition at the moment as they feed up before spawning this winter. If you are fly fishing from any of the river mouths, or out on a kayak or boat, you are in for some fun with beautiful Rainbows that are like silver rugby balls. We normally advocate catch and release but if you are fishing in the lake, now is the time to keep a trout for the smoker.

For those wanting to catch and release a big Brown trout, now is the time in the Tongariro River or Waitahanui mouth. This is much easier said than done as they don't get big without being able to bust off a few anglers every year.

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Taupo Fly Fishing Report 24 December 2017

Posted by admin on December 24, 2017

The cicadas have been out, the weather’s been hot, and fishing in Lake Taupo and some of our favourite rivers has been brilliant. It’s a long way from Mississippi but these anglers were delighted with a number of Brown Trout caught on the Tongariro River.

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Taupo Fly Fishing Report 26 September 2017

Posted by admin on September 26, 2017

It has rained and rained and rained and any local will tell you this has been one of the best winter flyfishing seasons since the 1990's - which bodes very well for the upcoming summer season... Read on for an update on local Taupo flyfishing.

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Taupo Fly Fishing Report 20 April 2017

Posted by admin on April 19, 2017

The big rains from last weekend never arrived, but local rivers still coloured up. Jiggers on Lake Taupo have been having a ball with well conditioned trout over 5 pounds being caught regularly. These fish are preparing to spawn, while big Brownies have already started heading up the Waitahanui.


Taupo Fly Fishing Report 18 Sept 2015

Posted by admin on September 17, 2015

We've had a patch of clear weather with no substantial rain over the last couple of weeks, which means lower clear conditions in most Taupo rivers, but also some stunning days to enjoy.  The weather is breaking today with low cloud and drizzle overnight and rain expected to settle for the next few days which will undoubtedly trigger more fish to enter the rivers.  Over the last decade or more over half of all spawning trout have run in September or later.  This is a great time to fish as the days are longer and warmer and there are less anglers on most rivers.

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Taupo Fly Fishing Report 16 Sept 2014

Posted by admin on September 15, 2014

We’ve had some good heavy rain over the last few days and nights which will get more fish moving, along with the extra flow in the Tongariro river from the recreational releases.  You can see river flow graphs on our river flow page here.  Before the rain, conditions have been low and clear and rivers like the Tauranga-Taupo and Waitahanui have been quite difficult for many.

Over the last few years the Department of Conservation reports have shown the majority of trout, particularly Rainbows, don’t move into the Taupo rivers until September and later.  This makes Spring fly fishing some of the best in the year as there are more fresh fish, often fewer anglers, and the days are a little longer and a little warmer.

With higher flows the wet-liners have been doing well on the Tongariro, with the usual flies being green and brown Woolly Buggers and size 8 red Rabbit also getting results.  When the flow is up remember to fish the fringes of pools before charging in past your knees.  We have guided novices many times who have been unable to cast far but have hooked trout in close when the water was slightly murky.  If the river is racing then trout are naturally going to seek the most economical flows with least resistance so they can preserve energy.  The town pools on the Tongariro fished well on Saturday and those fish will have moved up further, whilst fresh runs will have come in over night.  This is good news as it means there are fresh run trout all through the river.  If you have a favourite pool then get there and have a crack.  If you are unsure then try the Bain or Swirl pools down lower, or up round Red Hut are good choices.  If you are nymphing test out the size of Glo-Bugs you use in these conditions as you may be surprised that a larger size attracts the fresh runners.

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