Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing

If you’re looking for one of the best and most beautiful Trout fisheries on the planet, you’ll hardly find a better place than New Zealand! Ray Nelson of Rotorua and Taupo Fly Fishing is a passionate angler and guide who makes it his business to put people on memorable fishing action, and what’s more, he’s very good at it.

The Taupo and Rotorua regions are known for superb Trout fishing, and whether you’re chasing Brown Trout or Steelhead, you’re going to have a blast. Ray works with all levels, so you can be a novice or a seasoned pro, he’ll make sure you have a good time and catch something brag-worthy.

Your guide specializes in fly fishing and provides all the equipment you’ll need on your expedition, including lunch on full day trips. Ray can take out up to 2 anglers at the same time, so if you’d like to share this experience with your best fishing buddy, this is a great opportunity. Private access backcountry fishing tours are also an option, so there’s a bit of something for everyone.

On your side, you should buy a valid fishing licence that’s available online, as well as in a local sports store. Bring some drinks, snacks, and food if you’d like, and don’t forget to dress in layers and bring raingear – the weather can be fickle and it’s better to be prepared.

Booking a trip with Rotorua and Taupo Fly Fishing opens the door to the incredible world of New Zealand freshwater fishing. And with an expert guide like Ray to show you to the honey holes, catching a trophy Trout is only a matter of time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $455
    This is a picture-perfect expedition for anglers looking for a memorable fishing adventure on the scenic waters of the Taupo and Rotorua areas. Once you feel the tug and strength of the local Trout population, it will be hard to stop. Fishing gear is included in the trip's price, as well as lunch and of course, guiding services. The only thing you have to take care of is obtaining a fishing licence and showing up, and Ray will take care of everything else. ** Fishing from Taupo and Rotorua.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $280
    Spend 4 hours exploring the abundant Rotorua waterways. Wading and fly fishing in the pristine lakes and rivers is the name of the game, and Brown and Rainbow Trout are your main target. Remember to buy a fishing licence and your favorite food and drinks. **Fishing from Rotorua.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $280
    This excursion is a great option for anglers who don't like to get up early. Ray will meet you around noon and take you to the body of water that offers the best fly fishing action. Brown Trout and Steelhead are your primary target, and your guide will provide reliable fly fishing gear you'll need. Before you hit the water, buy a fishing licence and stock up on snacks and drinks. **Fishing from Rotorua
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About the Captain

Ray Nelson
Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
Ray Nelson was born in Rotorua and has a proud Maori heritage. He's been fishing for decades and has fished the lakes and rivers of the Rotorua and Taupo district from an early age. Ray is a local to the area and he loves sharing the experience of fly fishing with his clients and passing on "the bug." He loves working with complete beginners and pros alike.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 13, 2021
This was my husbands bucket list experience as he has cancer and I have chronic pain issues. We had never done this before...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 23, 2020
Прикольная Рыбалка! Впервые попробовал нахлыст и все получилось! Рэй...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2020
Great morning,  Captain Ray picked us up on time. Waders, boots, rods and tackle were all prepared. A short drive out of Rotorua...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 3, 2020
Die Angeltour mit Ray war spitze. Wir sahen sehr viele und auch grosse Fische. Ray hat und super gezeigt wie man mit der Nymphe...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 15, 2020
Ray is professional, nice and patient, highly recommended.
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FAQs about Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing

Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $350 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $350 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $600 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

Trips booked with Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Lunch (On full day trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (We offer private access backcountry fishing)

Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rotorua And Taupo Fly Fishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)