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 […]

Huka Lodge, luxury fishing lodge, New Zealand

Why Book Your Fishing Lodge Stay Through A Travel Specialist?

Why, in this online world, would you use a bespoke travel agent like us to book your fishing travel when you can go to a lodge’s own website and book direct? Here’s a few reasons why: first and foremost we are specialists in what we do we are researching fishing lodge stays in New Zealand for […]

Trout fishing New Zealand

Another Great Trout Fishing Year Coming Up in New Zealand

We’re rapidly approaching the start of another fabulous fly fishing season here in New Zealand. With just over two months to go it’s already looking promising. We’ve had this report in from one of our guides who works the rivers of the central South Island. He’s heard from a few sources that, “The signs look good […]

Blanket Bay - fly fishing lodge

Our Top 5 New Zealand Fly Fishing Lodges

  It’s a hard call but here’s our Top 5 New Zealand Fly Fishing Lodges for the Coming Season Although in no particular order (because they are all fabulous) these five beautiful lodges are our picks for the coming season in New Zealand, which opens on 1 October. And already the pace is heating up […]

Riverview Lodge, New Zealand

A Fishing Stay at Riverview Lodge

Breakfast is a casual affair – lots of chatter in the kitchen, a phone ringing somewhere, the dog waiting for his breakfast as well. From the table we watch as the early sun unveils the stark Spencer Range across the wide river valley. Slowly the mountain colours become more vivid, the outlines are sharper and the valleys […]

Where to Fly Fish in New Zealand?

It’s summer in New Zealand and all the fly fishing rivers are now open. Exciting stuff. So, no matter where in the country you are heading, there will be excellent opportunities to fish for brown and/or rainbow trout, and for salmon in the south. Favoured areas are the Rotorua and Taupo regions in the central […]

Fantastic fishing from Owen River Lodge

Early Season Specials

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start looking at the specials coming through for the early part of this new fishing season. With the New Zealand dollar back down closer to where it used to be New Zealand is once more looking like a favourable destination for travellers from around the […]

Cottages at Millbrook, near Queenstown

Late Summer Newsletter

It’s late summer here in New Zealand and we all know what comes next – autumn and then winter. But that’s not such a bad thing as there are areas of the country, especially in the central North Island, where winter brings some excellent fishing. There is great nymph fishing with the main spawning runs […]

The New Zealand Fishing Lodges February Update

This month we’ve started with a coastal theme, as not all fishing in New Zealand is about fly fishing on drop-dead gorgeous rivers. And what better place to cast a rod seawards than from Westhaven Retreat on the far western side of Golden Bay in the northern South Island. Westhaven Retreat is deliciously remote – […]

Wilderness Stays in New Zealand

One of the great things about fishing around New Zealand is the wonderful selection of beautiful lodges and locations we get to stay in. The very nature of fishing ensures that fishing lodges are usually near some of our most scenic rivers or lakes, or overlooking spectacular coastline. So it seemed a natural progression for […]