Fly fishing Minaret Station

Talk about the 2017-18 NZ Fishing Season

It’s that time year again, when social media hums with the promise of exciting spring fishing, warm muffins from the lodge kitchen and hazy golden sunrises over silent rivers. Yes, the New Zealand fly fishing season opens this Sunday, October 1. So what will this season bring? Last year brought record numbers of people from […]

Saltwater fly fishing Golden Bay

Saltwater Fly Fishing in Golden Bay

Golden Bay sits in the curve of the kiwi’s beak at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gentle, often quiet spot, with a vibrant arts and alternative community and many gorgeous beaches. Big ticket items in the area include the Farewell Spit nature reserve, Te Waikoropupu Springs (very clear and sacred), two […]

Hotel Montreal Junior Suite

Hotel Montreal – First Night Stay in Christchurch

With some really easy choices to fly in to Christchurch direct from overseas, and several new fly fishing options coming on stream in the area, we’re always on the look out for really good first/last night stays in Christchurch. Fly in, stay the night to relax and refresh, then head out to your chosen fishing […]

Fishing at Tongariro Lodge this Year

We recently received an update from Tony Hayes, founding owner of Tongariro Lodge, about the fantastic trout fishing they’ve had this year to date. At Tongariro Lodge the seasons run back to back┬ábecause the lodge is open all year round, with great fishing for most of that time. Right now they are eagerly jumping in […]

Heli-fishing at Poronui, luxury fishing lodge, New Zealand

Winter Fly Fishing in New Zealand

Yes, it’s true – winter is on its way. But unlike northern climes where snow, ice and freezing temperatures can make winter fly fishing an ordeal, New Zealand’s North Island is blessed with a true maritime climate that moderates the weather and the temperatures through the cold season. So much so that the fly fishing […]

Fishing group at Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge Fishing Package

Huka Lodge is one of New Zealand’s finest, and oldest, fly fishing lodges. Over the years it has gathered an excellent reputation as a top trout fishing lodge, and has hosted keen fishermen from around the world since the 1920s. If you’re new to fly fishing and looking for an introductory experience, or you only […]

Minaret Station New Zealand

Minaret Station for Great Fly Fishing

We flew in to Minaret Station, as everyone does, by helicopter. It was cloudy in the hills, with little showers skulking up the gullies and wisping over the ridge tops. Leaving the clear skies above Lake Wanaka, the chopper flew low up the gorge, giving us a superb view of the passing mountainsides and wild, […]

Guest House - Wildwood Lodge

Where to Stay and Fly Fish in New Zealand

We thought it might be helpful to have this selection of New Zealand Fishing Lodges on hand. New Zealand is well known for having some of the best trout fishing in the world and there is no better way to enjoy it than from a beautiful lodge. We represent many of the best lodges in […]

How to Book Your Fishing Stay in New Zealand

The new trout fishing season in New Zealand opened last weekend so for the next seven months fishing lodges and guides all around the country will be flat out. If you’re planning to be part of the action you’ll want to know the best way to book your fishing stay. Obviously, some of the lodges […]

Poronui - Blake House accommodation

Fly Fishing and Horse Riding at Poronui

Poronui is synonymous with world-class fishing for trout. Ask anyone who has been there. It has a loyal following of international fishing folk who travel there year after year – and for good reason. It is also a rising horse-riding destination. It’s an easy 40 minute drive from Taupo to Poronui, on the edge of […]