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Trout Fishing New Zealand - the perfect way to relax - in the perfect environment.

Trout fishing New Zealand. Those words conjur up images of cool, clear streams, tight lines, and the battle between man and fish.

Trout were introduced to New Zealand between 1860 and 1880. The cool, crystal clear lakes and rivers throughout New Zealand provide the perfect environment for both rainbow and brown trout to thrive. And for the recreational angler, the range of locations on both the North and South

A brown trout caught in the Whanganui River

Islands is seemingly endless. But if you are traveling to New Zealand specifically to fish for trout, how can you be sure that you choose the right location(s)? You may choose to fish by yourself, but in an unfamiliar environment that could be a bit hit and miss.

In our opinion, the best way to make the most of the stunning New Zealand fishing environment is to take an organized trip, using an experienced guide.

Fishing in New Zealand is a New Zealand owned and operated business, dedicated to providing you with the ultimate trout fishing experience.

Their all inclusive New Zealand fishing vacations offer fishing for rainbow or brown trout in some of New Zealand's best locations, combined with accommodation in a luxury lodge or wilderness cabin.

They aim to provide you with an experience that you will savour. Here are some comments from some very happy customers:

Ahuru Lodge

"Our trip was fabulous! I can't think of a thing you should change. We both enjoyed the fishing. The variation of rivers makes the fishing very interesting. The experience was top rate. I certainly would not hesitate to rebook or to recommend you to friends."

Bruce & Marcia, Colorado, USA

"Rob, we want you to know that the hosts and guides exceeded our expectations. It's always a little risky when trying to arrange something of this magnitude using email. As you can imagine, we've engaged our fair share of guides here in the U.S. We put Dax & Jeremy at the top of experiences. We've all great stories to tell our friends."

Chuck Schlimpert, Oregon, USA.

So, what type of trips do Fishing In New Zealand offer?

Option 1 - Trout Fishing New Zealand

This option takes you to the beautiful Lake Taupo region, North Island

Tauhara sunrise


- 4 nights accommodation and 3 days guided fishing- Your luxury accommodation is at the Tauhara Sunrise Lodge (pictured here is the White Cliffs King Suite)

with the option of accommodation in a wilderness river cabin - All meals,

The White Cliffs suite

beers and wines are inluded- Your fishing gear, including rods, waders and flies- Your choice of fly fishing only, or a combination of fly fishing and boat fishing- Taxes

Season: All year Skill level: From the beginner to the experienced Mobility level needed: Below average to good Trout species: Rainbows & browns (more rainbows in most rivers) Fishing methods: Dry fly (Jan - March); Nymphing (year round); Streamer; Boat fishing


For 2 anglers or 1 angler and spouse

Summer Season Oct 1- April 30 NZD$4,045Winter Season May 1 - Sept 30 NZD$3,640

Option 2 - Trout Fishing New Zealand

This option provides wilderness fishing in the Central North Island


- 3 days, 2 nights accommodation in a riverside cabin - Transportation to and from Taupo to the cabin - All meals- Fishing gear (including rods,

The Wilderness cabin

waders, & flies) - The services of experienced guides - The option of horse riding and bush walks- Taxes

Season: Oct 1 - May 31 Skill level: Intermediate to experienced Mobility level required: Above average Trout species: Rainbows & browns (even mix) Fishing methods: Dry fly (Jan - March); Nymphing.



Option 3 - Trout Fishing New Zealand

This option takes you to the spectacular Southland Region on the Lower South Island

Naylor House

Choose from either of the following options:

1) All inclusive en-suite accommodation in a 2-suite retreat on a 700 acre farm with - Full breakfasts - Pre-dinner drinks & snacks - Dinners with winesor

2) If you are feeling more self-sufficient, why not try self-catering in a historic, restored three bedroom cottage. Breakfast and dinner can be added for an additional fee.

Season: Oct 1 - April 30 Skill level: Beginner to experienced Mobility level: Average Trout species: Brown Fishing methods: Dry fly/sight fishing


Option 3A

3 nights, Five Rivers (all inclusive for 2), plus 2 days guided sight fishing, Southland, Lower South Island: $2515.00

Another fine catch

Option 3B

4 nights, Five Rivers (all inclusive for 2), plus 3 days guided sight fishing, Southland, Lower South Island: $3570.00

Option 3C

3 nights, Naylor House (self catering for 2), plus 2 days guided sight fishing, Southland, Lower South Island: $1795.00

Option 3D

4 nights, Naylor House (self catering for 2), plus 3 days guided sight fishing, Southland, Lower South Island: $2610.00

All options quoted in NZ dollars and include 2 anglers, or 1 angler plus spouse.

Option 4 - Trout Fishing New Zealand

For something different why not try this option. A wilderness raft fishing adventure in New Zealand's Central North Island

Your transport for the day

Inclusions:- Pickup from Taupo (or you can self-drive from Taupo or Napier) - All fishing gear- All meals- Your accommodation in a comfortable river cottage- Taxes

Season: Oct 1 - April 30 Skill level: Novice - experienced Mobility level: Below average Trout species: Rainbow, Brown Fishing methods: Dry fly/nymphing/sight fishing/spinner fishing

A typical wilderness stream


Option 4(A)

3 days, 2 nights raft fishing/river cottage accommodation: $NZ3200

Option 4 (B)

4 days, 3 nights raft fishing/river cottage accommodation: $NZ4200

If you want a trout fishing New Zealand experience to remember, Fishing in New Zealand are specialists who can make your fishing dreams come true.

Would you like to find out more about a trout fishing New Zealand trip? Please complete and submit the form below, and the good people from Fishing in New Zealand will be in touch shortly.

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Rainbow Trout