I live in trout fishing paradise, surrounded on all sides by rivers and lakes full of fat trout. The famous Tongariro river is close by and a good option for fresh run steelhead rainbow trout and large brown trout, there is also Lake Otamangakau which is a trophy trout lake where each year my happy clients catch rainbow trout and brown trout over that magical 10lb mark well worth a try.
The fishing options are many and plentiful and what is unique for New Zealand is that in this area you can fish 365 days a year unlike other regions that have closed seasons and can only fish for about half the year. There is fishing for all levels of fishing ability and fitness, as I guide folk of all shapes and size and of all ages, I can find water that suits your preferred fishing option. I have listed below some of the options on offer to give you a flavour of what is on offer, and will give us something to talk about when you call to book your trip.
A good option if your time is limited as we normally fish for 4 - 5 hrs, we can fish the world class local rivers or the mighty Lake Otamangakau for that big trophy fish. We can pick you up at your accommadation if your not staying with us.
A full day means we can really get you into the best fishing spots. We have so many options in the Taupo area from pristine rivers for rising trout to the mighty Lake Otamangakau for that trophy trout. A full day normally goes for about 8 - 11 hours.
The options are endless with multi day trips and gives you the chance to really explore the diversity of NZ fly fishing from rising giants in gin clear rivers right through to trophy fish from the Lake. We can do camping trips out in the wilderness or just have the chance to fish a variety of rivers or Lakes each day returning the lodge each night and really get you in to that monster NZ trout.
It really doesn't get any better than this and so many options as to what sort of fishing and rivers we want to fish from amazing dry fly sight fishing to drifting a nymph for that monster sitting down deep. I really do recommend the overnight heli fishing trip it will blow your mind.
I can supply all the fishing gear including waders, wading boots, rod, reel, fly line so don't worry if you haven't got your own gear and don't forget my deadly secret proven fish catching flies.
The best fly fishing locations can be hard to reach, and I have 4x4 car, 4x4 quad bike and boat to help get to the them all.
If you want big fighting fish in back country rivers: JASON's your man. If you want dry fly action in the Tongariro: JASON's your man. If you want huge fish from Lake 'O': JASON's your man. Apres fishing, you'll enjoy a few bitterly cold drinks and then partake of Tracey's beautiful gourmet meals. Just do it, book in to Troutbeck Lodge. We had the best week ever and will be back next year for sure.
Australian Trout Foundation.