Poronui spring fishing

Winter Fishing in the Central North Island

Did you know that it’s quite possible to fly fish for trout in New Zealand throughout the year? While the northern hemisphere basks in summer it is a little cooler down here in New Zealand, but certainly not unpleasant. And you can be assured that a frosty morning will usually unfold into a crisp clear […]

Poronui fly fishing

Learning to Fly Fish at Poronui

I’ve been to Poronui before and remembered it as one of those perfect places – no little glitches with the hospitality, the experience or even in getting there. But that was mid-winter, when the fishing season was quiet and the guests were there for other reasons like hunting, horse-riding or just for some time out. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fly fishing at Poronui

December newsletter – Where Will You be Fishing this Christmas?

Our December newsletter for New Zealand Fishing Lodges has just been sent to inboxes today. We talk about Christmas, summer fishing in New Zealand and pavlovas. The featured lodge is Poronui in the North Island – a world-class fishing destination in its own right. We introduce one of our latest listings – Riverview Lodge in […]

Around the North Island Fishing Lodges

I’ve just returned from a tour of some of the beautiful fishing lodges in the central North Island. Maybe not at their best in mid-winter it was still really good to visit each one and see first-hand what they offer to the fishing traveller. The great thing about the central North Island is that you […]

New Zealand Fishing Lodges October Newsletter

What’s Happening This Month The big news of course is that the fly fishing season throughout New Zealand is now open. And from October 1 through to April 30 the thought of dark green river banks, overhung with drooping native punga ferns, delicate yellow-flowering kowhai trees and glistening native beech trees will be occupying many […]

Poronui Pics

  Poronui is a vast estate in the central North Island of New Zealand. Set in the rugged Kaimanawa country south-east of Lake Taupo, it has high conservation and ecological value and is managed in a way that preserves and enhances those values. Seeing is believing in this case, so this blog lays it out […]