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Guided Fly Fishing

Flowing from the North – Western flanks of Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, local rivers and streams provide a wide range of pristine water to explore. These three active volcanoes dominate the Central North Island landscape and add greatly to the conditions prevailing in this wild fishery. From challenging headwaters Fly fishing for Trophy Brown and Rainbow Trout, for the less able, smaller pebble based streams that provide excellent opportunities for sight fishing. A Drift Fishing option is also available, as is a Jet Boat option both adding a unique dimension to the local experience. We are able to cater to a wide range of skills and ability.

This area hosted the 2008 World Fly Fishing Championships plus numerous other International and Domestic Competitions including the Commonwealth Championships, Oceania Championships and regularly hosts the New Zealand Championships. Specializing in single and multi day trips with expert tuition. Along with our other fantastic knowledge filled guides we also have Peter Scott who has extensive International and Domestic experience and currently Parton of the SFFANZ. Our guides will help you in obtaining the best from your guided trip. From tips and tricks to teaching new skills and accessing amazing spots. A range of accommodation options are also available.

Guided Fly Fishing - Local Waters

From $950pp per day (max 2 anglers per guide, non-fishing observers $250pp per day)

Enjoy a full-day or multi day expeditions on the Whanganui Various local waters – home to the World Fly-fishing Championships with fly-fishing champion Peter Scott. A former member of the NZ Fly Fishing Team the “Silver Flies”; Peter has extensive national and international competition experience. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, we can tailor the day to your requirements. Visit secret fishing spots known only by the locals and experience the moods of our rivers as they run through bush blocks and farmland. All transport and fishing gear is provided, or bring your own.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

Fly Fishing by Jet Boat

Leaving from Taumarunui
5+ hours - Groups of 2-4 - $1500pp (observers $250pp)

Enjoy a full-day Jet Boat and Fly Fishing expedition on the Whanganui River – home to the World Fly Fishing Championships. Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’ve never fished before, this is a unique and exhilarating way of fishing for the truly adventurous! Our Jet Boat will zoom you down-river through whitewater rapids and into the remote reaches of Te Awa Tupua, the only river in Aotearoa to be legally recognized as a person. You’ll get to know the special secrets and moods of our beautiful river as you stop at remote, untouched fishing spots accessible only by boat. NZ fly-fishing champion Peter Scott, a former member of our national Fly Fishing Team the “Silver Flies” will provide expert tuition and share with you the tips and tricks of his success. Lunch is included, all transport and fishing gear is provided, or bring your own.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

What you need to Know

What we provide at our Base: WiFi, Tea, Coffee, Showers, Toilet Facilities and Secure Vehicle Storage at our base.

Discounts may be available for larger group bookings.

Please contact us for any specific requirements. We can customise an exclusive trip for you.

River Conditions

For current Whanganui River conditions, click here.

The best idea is to call us on 0800 252 946 for an update on expected conditions before you leave home.

Your safety is important to us and we reserve the absolute right to not allow activities on the river when we consider the river conditions or weather forecasts are unfavorable, or for any other reason, at our sole discretion. In the event that we consider the river to be unsafe, we will offer an alternative date or fully refund any deposit or other payment made. If we consider the river to be safe for your activity and you choose not to go, we reserve the right to keep any deposit or payment made.