Meet our team

We are genuinely committed to doing everything possible to help you achieve your fly fishing goals and have a memorable adventure.

If you’re spending a day or more of your limited time fly fishing in the Taupo region, it goes without saying you need a guide who is experienced and professional. You need someone who has the skills to change methods if needed, who can teach you new techniques and tips and is friendly and patient with a good sense of humour. All our guides meet these requirements.

Peter Wilton
Taupo fishing guide Peter Wilton
Fishing guide Peter Wilton

Lucky enough to be born close to mountains and rivers, Peter started his love of fishing aged 9. Over the decades since then he has developed huge knowledge and experience fly fishing for New Zealand trout.

In 1995 Pete shifted to Taupo and got to know intimately not only our world-famous rivers but also an array of backcountry places that few people are lucky enough to fish. He has guided hundreds of happy clients from around the world over a 20+ year professional guiding career. When you fish with Pete you’ll have a memorable day and learn a lot too.

Gareth Bayliss
Taupo fishing guide Gareth Bayliss
Fishing guide Gareth Bayliss

Gareth grew up in the central South Island and cut his teeth fly fishing rivers like the Hurunui and Rakaia, learning to stalk and target large trout.

Over the past 5 years he has been living and guiding in Taupo: sharing with clients the region’s famous rivers in winter, and in summer trekking through and filming remote wilderness locations in the backcountry of the central North Island. Gareth has an analytical approach to fly fishing and clients frequently comment that he’s a hard-working guide and a patient instructor.

Alex Waller
Taupo fishing guide Alex Waller
Taupo fishing guide Alex Waller

Alex started fishing with his Grandfather at the age of 6 and has been hooked ever since. In his early years he fly-fished Hampshire, Brecon Beacons and the South of France, until a trip to New Zealand changed his life.

Since 2003 Alex has lived in NZ and fished extensively throughout the North and South Islands, but was always drawn to the diversity of stunning rivers, streams and lakes in the Central North Island of NZ. In 2014 he became a professional Fly Fishing Guide in Taupo, sharing his love and passion of the region with clients from around the world.

When you fish with Alex you’ll appreciate his dedication and enthusiasm which is contagious.

Roy Bowers
Taupo fishing guide Roy Bowers
Taupo fishing guide Roy Bowers

Roy has been fishing the Taupo Turangi region since he was 11, firstly from a boat with his Dad and later with his old mate Chris (bio above) and other friends fly fishing the Tongariro river spawning runs.

Roy has been fishing the Taupo Turangi region since he was 11, firstly from a boat with his Dad and later with his old mate Chris (bio above) and other friends fly fishing the Tongariro river spawning runs.

Over the 34 years fishing the Taupo region Roy has seen the ups and downs of the fishery, new techniques arrive from overseas, and the growth in popularity of fly fishing nearby backcountry streams and rivers.

Aside from fishing, Roy loves filming and making fishing videos which can be seen on our Youtube Channel.