For the 'Big Smoke' of Auckland, there are more waters and better trout fly fishing than one may first expect within the Coromandel ranges. Drive a bit further South and find numerous spring-fed trout streams near 'Hobbiton' feeding into Te Waihou system offering a visual spectacle of vast numbers of fish in crystal clear water. The Auckland Waikato region holds many awesome back-country fisheries. Like the world-class upper Whanganui and Whakapapa rivers, the spider web tributaries of the Waipa River and the curious King Country waters that exit into the wild West Coast. All the systems hold some rather large fish in waters to challenge even the most experienced angler. More than enough for keeping a frothing angler wanting to know what's around the next corner.