Professional Fishing Guides of New Zealand

Professional Fishing Guides of New Zealand


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The team at firmly believe hiring a local Pro Guide is essential in securing the best possible experience when fishing New Zealand.

The NZTroutApp fishing guides are very experienced, know the weather and waters like no other, operate safely and legally. Their job is to give you fishing opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime.

Want to find that piece of water that know one knows about? Have that shot at a fish that makes your knees shake? Secret spots do exist and hiring a Pro Guide will help take you there.

Where to fish… which fly to cast… how to approach water...safely.

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Watch below as top pro guide Mike Kirkpatrick of Latitude Guiding puts on a clinic.

Promoted Pro Guides

Rob Fish Fly Fishing New Zealand

Rob Vaz

Central North Island
Your Kiwi born fly fishing guide Rob Vaz is a mad keen angler based in the Central North Island. Guiding from Rotorua, Waikato and King Country, Turangi, Taupo regions. Rob offers not just a days guiding but an angling experience not to be forgotten, with plenty of humor and tuition when throwing the fly. Rob has over 20 years experience guiding in New Zealand. Rob has represented New Zealand competitively for over 15 years. Following success as the 2003 national fly fishing champion, Rob progressed to represent his country in two world championships in Slovakia and Slovenia and competed in Commonwealth and Oceania championships in Scotland, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Rushmer Guiding

Miles Rushmer

Eastern Region Eastern Region
Rushmer Guiding specialises in fresh water and salt water fly fishing in the sunny Bay of Plenty. Miles Rushmer is the top provider of double figure trophy brown trout in New Zealand. Master guide Miles, offers a variety of services from highly visual clearwater sight-fishing for trophy trout in spring creeks (the ultimate fly fishing experience), lake or stream mouth fishing to saltwater fly fishing at the world famous Bay of Plenty reefs.

Cory Scott Fly Fishing

Cory Scott

Eastern Region Eastern Region
Cory grew up fly fishing under the tutelage of his grandfather on the streams of Southland and can recall catching his first trout aged 3, since those early beginnings he has immersed himself in the art of fooling trout on a fly developing into a backcountry addict leaving no stone unturned or no question on what lays beyond the next bend. Cory has been guiding for 18 years which he alternates between his job as a photographer with the two professions developing a symbiotic relationship. Cory has guided everyone from the complete novice to sporting professionals to rock stars and everyone in between, with his professional yet super friendly humorous approach being popular. When it comes to the East Cape/Te Urewera region there is no one that knows this region as intimately as Cory and on any given day he can be found either fishing by the road side or multi days hike back in the mountains that surround his region.

Fly Fish Taranaki and Taupo

Adam Priest

Taranaki and central North Island
Guided Fly Fishing Taranaki provides expert professional guided fly fishing services in the Taranaki region and beyond to the famous waters of Taupo and Turangi. Your Guide Adam Priest is Taranaki's only accredited New Zealand Professional Fishing Guide Association (NZPFGA) member. Adam has over 27 years fly fishing experience and over 10 years guiding experience. Guided Fly Fishing Taranaki caters for all levels of anglers, from beginners to expert, and adheres to an audited health and safety plan. Adam grew up fly fishing Taranaki's rivers, streams and lakes and has spent much of his adult life fishing throughout new Zealand. He has also been a heli guide for the famous cedar lodge (Makarora, New Zealand) guiding many high profile clients. Experience the superb, unpressured trout fishery of the beautiful Taranaki region!

Trippin on Trout

Alex Waller

Central North Island
New Zealand is known throughout the world as THE place to go to test your skills as a fly angler. The fish here grow BIG and they get that way by being smart. In addition to that, the rivers and lakes are gin clear and so it makes for a challenging experience all round. You don’t get many second chances here and so stacking the odds in your favor is very important. Now a YouTube star, Alex is based in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand and has spent his time exploring the endless backcountry lakes and rivers that surround him. He's always looking for that ultimate sight fishing experience and loves nothing more than dropping off the grid, finding those places that most people don’t go, and then pitting his wits (and yours!) against the huge trout that live there. Alex is a current member of the NZPGA (New Zealand Professional Guides Association) and has more than 25 years of experience of fly fishing

Chappie Chapman's Fly Fishing Adventures

Chappie Chapman

Central North Island
Chappie has been guiding anglers for over twenty years. A registered NZPFGA member, a Certified Casting Instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), and a Sage Ambassador at Large. Previously based in the South Island he has since relocated to Motuoapa, a stone's throw away from the fly fishing Disneyland of Turangi. An experienced and accomplished guide and holds a passion for teaching the art of Spey casting on the awesome local Tongariro river. Alongside the fish factory rivers of Turangi and Taupo, Chappie holds intimate knowledge of the other infamous lakes and rivers 'just over the hill' where you'll find sighted fly fishing to large wild browns and rainbows in the pristine wilderness. Book your next fishing adventure with Chappie today! Phone +64 274 393 490 or email [email protected]

Jason Bethune of Creel Tackle House and Cafe

Jason Bethune of Creel Tackle House and Cafe

Taupō and Turangi systems Taupō and Turangi systems
Our guided fly fishing trips take place in and around the central belt of the North Island, with our home on the mighty Tongariro River and Taupo Fisheries. If you are looking for experienced guiding services for backcountry, river, or lake trips, these are our home waters; Jason has years of experience to ensure you have a first-class fishing experience. You can choose from a variety of trips; including walk-n-wade fly fishing, heli-fishing, or raft trips. You will be surrounded by spectacular vistas and explore remote valleys. There are great trips for all abilities, from seasoned anglers to those new to fly fishing.

Taupo Fishing

Captain Joe Milicich

Taupō and Turangi systems Taupō and Turangi systems
Experience the GOLD Standard of Trout Fishing on the World renowned Lake Taupo. Captained by Professional Fishing Guide, Joe Milicich

Wild Trout Adventures

Gary Harlen

Hawke’s Bay Hawke’s Bay
Planning a New Zealand trout fly fishing adventure? Then Hawke’s Bay is an absolute “must stop destination” because our clients are calling it New Zealand’s “Best kept Secret”. Gary Harlen at Wild Trout Adventures is a NZPFGA member and is focused on enabling clients to sight, cast to, hook and land strong and fit Rainbow and Brown Trout, most of really impressive size. Make your day a fantastic, unforgettable experience. Imagine indulging in the solitude and ambience on one of our Hawke’s Bay rivers, casting your line to our wild trout, whilst we assist you in experiencing that exciting tug on the end of your line.

Altitude Fly Fishing

Johnny Gummer

Wellington Wellington
Characterised by the beautiful but extremely rugged Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, the Manawatu region has a myriad of fine trout waters on offer to explore. From large lowland rivers with very high numbers of both rainbow and brown trout to more remote and beautiful small spring-fed or backcountry style streams with more challenging but less fish of much larger size, there is plenty to choose from. These unique places have been Johnny's home waters for nearly 20 years. Contact Johnny today

Wairarapa Guided Fishing Tours

James Rankin

Wellington Wellington
Join James Rankin owner/operater of Wairarapa Guided Fishing and sightseeing tours. With a little over 30 years of trout fishing experience in the myriad of rarely fished systems of the Wairarapa. Based in Masterton and with healthy brown trout population to target, local wineries and epic fishing is just the beginning. James can help you unlock the natural wonders of the local gems. For bookings contact him today.

Latitude Guiding

Mike Kirkpatrick

Nelson/ Marlborough Nelson/ Marlborough
Latitude Guiding offers premium Trout Fly Fishing and Trout Guiding in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. Sighted Fly Fishing for large Brown Trout a specialty. Mike Kirkpatrick, independent guide and CEO of Latitude Guiding, provides anglers an epic time fishing big brown trout & rainbow. Supreme film making, story writing and photography also available.

Southern Latitude Guides

Southern Latitude Guides

Nelson/ Marlborough Nelson/ Marlborough
Welcome to the fly-fishing paradise for anglers. While our guides are out exploring the rivers for you; it is my pleasure to assist you with your booking. Feel free to drop me a line.... [email protected] The sheer abundance of pristine rivers and waterways in New Zealand's Southern Latitudes, provide literally hundreds of miles of plentiful fly fishing water. The quality of these waterways is amazing with no two rivers the same. You can choose from the Nelson/Marlborough region, boasting its range of ambling lowland rivers and pristine wilderness streams, to the often wild waters holding large brown and rainbow trout in remote Fiordland region, and anything in between... You will be spoilt for choice of the locations available with each guide.

Martin L.

Martin Langlands

North Canterbury North Canterbury
Martin Langlands offers some of the most experienced Fly Fishing Guiding in New Zealand's South Island for all levels of anglers. A NZPFGA member and master fly tier, over 2800 pro guide days since 1991. Fly fishing tuition for all level including Fly casting - Stream craft and much more. Book your next fishing trip with Martin today

She's On The Fly

She's On the Fly

North Canterbury North Canterbury
Hannah Clement owns and operates 'She’s On The Fly' guiding services. Strategically based in the center of the South Island, It is the best starting point for all areas of fly fishing. From low land browns to high country rainbows and overnight backcountry trips. Hannah has a great connection beyond her sparkle to all areas and waters of New Zealand depending on what you want, she has it at her fingertips ready to make it happen! Although specializing in the climactic experience of sight fishing at large trout, Hannah caters for all levels of experience. For the pure novice, offering introductory tutoring to expert, multi-day helicopter trips deep into trout fishing Never Never Land chasing your own personal version of nirvana on a fly! Contact Hannah today for the next trip into your future postcard.

Tom McAuliffe Guided Fly Fishing

Tom McAuliffe

Professional guided fly fishing throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand; a trout fishing mecca. I am based in Dunedin but guide all over the Otago, Queenstown, and Southland regions - on some of New Zealand’s finest fly fishing rivers & streams. I have an abundance of pristine water to suit you, regardless of your age or experience. I will get you to the best fishing available on your chosen day(s) for an unforgettable trout fishing experience, among some stunning NZ scenery.

Paul M.

Paul Macandrew

Otago Otago
Aspiring Fly Fishing New Zealand is the ultimate trout fishing experience, Paul Macandrew, head guide and member of the NZPFGA, can help you discover the fantastic fly fishing that's available in our back yard here in New Zealand. He offers guided New Zealand trout fishing adventures fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout in some of the most pristine rivers, streams and still waters found in New Zealand, using dry flies, nymphs and streamers. Learn the secrets of just where and how to catch large Brown and Rainbow trout from me, an experienced New Zealand fly fishing guide. l will share with you those secret secluded places that only a local could know about.

Chris D.

Chris Dore

Otago Otago
Chris Dore is a Queenstown based fly fishing guide and well known New Zealand fly fishing personality. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and in 2006 became one of the first New Zealanders to successfully pass the internationally recognised, Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors examination. Chris specialises in fly fishing tuition, and guided sight fishing opportunities upon the unparalleled trout streams of the lower South Island of New Zealand. He believes that "life's too short to not catch fish", and takes a highly instructional, and fun-filled approach to fly fishing. Chris' guiding area encompasses the Otago, Southland and the Mackenzie country regions including Queenstown, Gore, Lumsden, Twizel, Te Anau, and Haast.

Fiordland Fishing Guide

Chris Raygaert

Southland Southland
Considered as one of the worlds best places to fly fish, New Zealand offers a dynamic experience for the traveling angler. It's been said if you could build a perfect place to fly fish for trout/salmon the South Island of New Zealand would have to be it. The Fiordland region situated on the South West Coast is as diverse as anywhere. World class fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout is at your finger tips. Head out with Chris on a half day trip either in the morning or afternoon to fine tune your skill set or if your a newby use his knowledge and experience to introduce you to the art of fly fishing. On a full-day trip let Chris show you around his fly fishing playground and immerse yourself in the wilds of Fiordland. You’ll get to experience the National Park in all its glory. The scenery and the water quality has to be seen to be believed and the opportunity to spot and stalk large trout is just a bonus.