North Island Professional Fishing Guides

North Island Professional Fishing Guides

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The team at NZ Trout app firmly believes hiring a local Pro Guide is essential in securing the best possible experience.   Secret spots still exist and hiring a Pro Guide will take you there. 

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Pro Guides

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.

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.

Two Mountains Trout Guide

Richard Mowforth

Taranaki Taranaki
Richard Mowforth has over 30 years fishing experience and has been fly fishing the Taranaki, Tongariro River and Taupo regions for more than 10 years. He cherishes his time in freshwater environments and appreciates the connection with the natural environment that fly fishing provides. He is also the head fly fishing guide for the Tongariro River Motel​​​ in Turangi. Full day and multi day trips are also available beyond Taranaki to a selection of fantastic fisheries set in wilderness-like surroundings. These rivers have good populations of brown and rainbow trout. They offer a wide selection of great fly fishing water from deep willow-lined pools and perfect wadeable nymphing runs to tight gorge sections.

Altitude Fly 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.

Rob Fish Fly Fishing New Zealand

Rob Vaz

Auckland/Waikato Auckland/Waikato
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.

Fly Fish Taranaki and Taupo

Adam Priest

Taranaki Taranaki
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!

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