Raft Fish NZ

Come join Raft Fish NZ for a truly unique experience on the stunning Mohaka River! Meet up with Captain Deon Warren and let him take you to this hidden gem of New Zealand where you can raft, fish, camp, and enjoy yourself completely.

The Mohaka is a spectacular location and one of the finest wilderness river systems in New Zealand. This is also the home to Rainbow and Brown Trout which can reach up to 10 pounds or more!

Each trip is tailor-made to provide the best possible experience for everyone. You can try your hand at both spin and fly fishing and your guide will provide all the angling equipment you need.

There’s a variety of trips to choose from – from half day and full day excursions to multi-day expeditions. If you’re sticking around for several days, you can pick whether you’d like to camp right by the river or enjoy the comfort of Capt. Deon’s bed and breakfast. Food, drinks, and camping equipment are provided on every trip.

You will be fishing out of a 15’ commercial raft that has room for up to 4 people on board. Because rafting is a big part of your trip, you’ll have oars to help you propel you through the rapids. Capt. Deon will have life jackets for everyone on board. Safety is his number one priority!

As you can see, this is an all-inclusive offer and Capt. Deon will be on hand throughout the journey. He makes it his mission to share interesting stories and fishing tips on how to land a big one. Family packages are his specialty so this is an amazing opportunity to organize an unforgettable family outing. No rafting or fishing experience is needed to enjoy this adventure.

Team up with Raft Fish NZ for an incredible fishing extravaganza, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $188
    This short but sweet expedition starts right next to Capt. Deon's home. You will spend 4 hours on the Mohaka River drifting through a beautiful gorge and stopping at the best fishing spots to tempt Rainbow and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $389
    This full day adventure starts at one of 3 places along the Mohaka river, depending on your preferences and the water levels. You will raft through several gorges with gentle rapids, casting your lines towards the best Trout spots. Capt. Deon will have lunch and drinks for you, and you can enjoy them while sitting on the river's edge.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $471
    Spend a couple of days exploring the stunning nature along the coast of the Mohaka River, fishing for Trout and camping on one of many beaches that might even have a hot spring. Capt. Deon will prepare your campsite for you, then you'll have a barbecue with dessert and wine. You'll be sleeping on comfortable inflatable beds. In the morning after breakfast, it's time for more fishing and rafting. Your guide will have everything prepared for you, including camping and fishing equipment, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $471
    This multi-day adventure is something you need to experience at least once in your lifetime! The trip will start either with a drive or a helicopter ride (at an extra cost) to get to the upper parts of the river. Then you'll raft and spend as many days in nature as you'd like. You will fish to your heart's content, then pick a beach for camping. These trips range in length from 3–10 days. Capt. Deon will supply all the camping equipment, food, and drinks, so it's just up to you to enjoy.

FAQs about Raft Fish NZ

Raft Fish NZ offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $160 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • NZ $330 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • NZ $400 per day per person - 2 Day Adventure (2 days)
  • NZ $400 per day per person - Multi-Day Adventure (10 days)

When you book a trip with Raft Fish NZ, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Raft Fish NZ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (For 4 anglers)

Raft Fish NZ offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Mohaka River)

Raft Fish NZ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Raft Fish NZ include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Deon Warren
Te Haroto, New Zealand
Response time 10 hours
Member since May 2019
I have been taking people rafting and fishing since I was 19 and I love to show off the Mohaka River and share the history of the area with people. I've been fishing since 1988, and every day, I'm grateful that I spend my days admiring the breathtaking scenery around Mohaka and fishing in its pristine waters. Rafting, Trout fishing, and my family are my 3 biggest passions, and I consider myself to be very fortunate.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Incept (Inflatable outboard) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 1HP No motor, oar frame engine.

15 ft
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Mohaka River

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment
For 4 anglers

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.
Child Friendly
Min. age 3, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Mostly catch and release, however 1 can be kept
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.