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Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish

If you’re an avid angler looking for some thrilling fly fishing action in the serene streams of the central North Island of New Zealand, then Cruise And Fish Rotorua is here for you. Be at one with nature as you wander along the rivers and streams as you immerse yourself in the trill of the fishing.

Your guide, John Hamill has over 50 years of fishing experience, running fishing trips professionally since 1996. He knows exactly what makes a successful outing, and promises to take you to the best spots in search of the strongest fish out there.

He’ll pick you up in the Rotorua area, before driving you to a spot along the river to start your adventure. Enjoy the hunt as you wander along and marvel at the crystal clear water between the stunning greenery, before finding the sweet spot, the fish and casting away.

Spend your time casting with a 5 or 6 wt, as you go after some truly prized Brown and Rainbow Trout that are known all over the world for their propensity to put up a fight, so you’ll need to bring your A-game to trick them to the end of your line, and reel ‘em in. New Zealand might be regarded as one of THE fly fishing destinations and she doesn’t give up her prizes easily.

John will make sure that you have everything you need for a productive day out, but feel free to bring your own fly fishing gear if you prefer. He’ll even prepare refreshments on short trips and lunch on full-day trips, so there’s nothing for you to do but come along and enjoy! Bring some sunglasses, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and insect repellant to stay safe.

As a member of the New Zealand Fishing Guides Association you know you are covered by their code of ethics, Insurance, Health and Safety plans and Department of Conservation concession. A true fishing experience awaits with Cruise And Fishing Rotorua, so come and make the most of it!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 30
    $610
    Make the most of the incredible nature around Rotorua, as you discover the rich waterways and beautiful surroundings that make this little piece of paradise so special. Get ready for a thrilling experience going after some tough-fighting creatures, as you pit your wits against Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout in these crystal clear waters. On this trip, even lunch will be provided, so there's nothing left for you to do but get ready for a fun-filled day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jun 30
    $359
    Hit the numerous productive rivers and streams around Rotorua over the course of five hours and get your fish on against some exciting fish. test your fly fishing skills in stunning surroundings, as you get back to nature and wander along in search of the sweet spots. Brown Trout and Steelheads will be biting at the end of your line, so get ready for a thrilling battle to reel 'em in.
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About the Captain

John Hamill
Rotorua, New Zealand
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2018
"My father owned a fishing and hunting store and started us young. I became a full-time guide in 1996 doing backcountry fly fishing and charter boat skipper. " With over 50 years of fishing experience, John Hamill has fished some of the best places in New Zealand but Lake Tarawera is one of his favourite spots. He's passionate about spreading the joy of fishing with anglers of any skill level, whether they're pros or total novices.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip Includes

Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 20, 2020
I had the best morning with John! He was funny, friendly, and an amazing guide and teacher. He was patient and helped me have...
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FAQs about Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish

Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $500 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

Trips booked with Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish include:
  • Lunch (On full-day trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake edge and stream mouths around Rotorua)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Helifishing options)

Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cruise And Fish Rotorua – Fly Fish include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)