If you’re a fly fishing addict, you’ve probably heard of the Rotorua District. The area is so rich with rivers and tributaries, amazing streams, and lake systems, that some spots don’t see anglers for the whole season. Rotorua Trout Guide is a perfect choice for this famous region, whether you want to visit well-known spots or discover some of those hidden ones.

If you’re attracted by wilderness and want to catch fish in peace and quiet, there’s a way to reach the unreachable spots - by helicopter! These trips are best during summer, when you can go after aggressively feeding Trout. Summer months are great for Rainbow Trout wherever you go, as they migrate. You can also catch Brown Trout and practice dry fly fishing.

If you prefer fishing on a boat, you’ll have a 17’Quintrex boat available. This model accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine, a wireless trolling motor, and navigational electronics.

Saltwater fishing is available as well and you can go after Yellowtail Amberjack (Kingfish). As you’ll get them in the shallow water, you’ll catch them too on a fly.

All fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are included in the price. You’ll need to get your fishing license and pack sun protection. There’s an extra charge if you’re taking a helicopter to your fishing spot.

Experience fly fishing at its best. Join Rotorua Trout Guide!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $324
    Half Day fly fishing the local streams and rivers in the famous Rotorua District. You'll target Steelhead and Brown Trout on a fly. The captain prepares all fishing gear, snacks, and drinks. You'll need to bring your fishing license. Only 2 guests can join.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $353
    A 5-hour trip out on one of the local Rotorua Lakes. Be prepared for some great fishing! Three guests can join this trip. The captain will take care of your fishing equipment but you need to bring your license and pack sun protection. No lunch or refreshments are provided on these trips.ì
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $559
    A full guided fly fishing trip to one of the many streams and rivers in the region. Helicopter fishing is also an option and there's an extra charge for it. Maximum 2 anglers can join. Target Steelhead and Brown Trout with the equipment that the captain will provide.
  • Private trip
    Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $589
    A full day fly fishing charter in Tauranga Harbour, chasing Yellowtail Kingfish. These fish are typically found trailing stingrays around the shallows of the harbor's flats. Hard-fighting and explosive, Yellowtail is truly a trophy for any international angler, especially when you go after them on a fly.
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FAQs about Rotorua Trout Guide

Rotorua Trout Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $550 per group - Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX) (5 hours)
  • NZ $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $950 per group - Full Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX) (9 hours)
  • NZ $1,000 per group - Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Rotorua Trout Guide, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Rotorua Trout Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rotorua Trout Guide offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rotorua Trout Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rotorua Trout Guide include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Julian Danby
Rotorua, New Zealand
ID & license verified
27 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2019
For as long as I can remember I have had a fishing rod in my hand. Fishing became my livelihood in 2015 establishing Rotorua Trout Guide allowing me the opportunity to host visiting anglers from around the globe in the fabulous fly fishing destination, the Rotorua district.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Rotorua to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

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VERIFIED   Full Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX) on November 2, 2023
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Ailsa L.
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Half day trip with first timers - amazing! 5*

VERIFIED   Special 3 hour trip for Ailsa Leach on January 30, 2022
Julian took myself and my youngest son (9) out On a warm Sunday morning when we were down from Auckland for anniversary weekend....
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Gina V. S.
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Full day trip with Julian

VERIFIED   Full Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX) on March 5, 2022
Full day fly fish trip with Julian Danby in Rotorua. I am an experienced fly fisher and usually fish in Taupo and wanted to...
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Bradley M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (2 MAX) on October 19, 2022
A great fishing experience and we will be eating beautiful rainbow trout for our dinner tonight. One good sized fish, would...
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