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Guided Fly Fishing

Guided Fly Fishing

Our stretch of the Whanganui River is well known for some of the best trout fishing in the world. Taumarunui hosted the 2020 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships and the 2009 World Fly Fishing Championships among others.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, we can tailor a fishing trip to your requirements.  Join our fly fishing guide, previous NZ champion Peter Scott, for expert tuition at secret fishing spots known only by the locals and experience the moods of our river as it runs through bush blocks and farmland. Or for the more experienced angler, choose a trip into absolute wilderness to the headwaters.

What we provide: Waders, Boots, Fishing Gear, Transport from our base to river and return
What to bring:
Current Fishing License, Food & Drink, Sunglasses, Sunhat

Guided Fly Fishing

$500pp +online booking fees (max 2 fishing participants, non-fishing observers $250)

Guided Fly Fishing

Enjoy a full-day expedition on the Whanganui River – home to the World Fly-fishing Championships with fly-fishing champion Peter Scott. A former member of the NZ Fly Fishing Team the “Silver Flies”; Peter has extensive national and international competition experience. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, we can tailor the day to your requirements. Visit secret fishing spots known only by the locals and experience the moods of our river as it runs through bush blocks and farmland. All transport and fishing gear is provided, or bring your own.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River from $50pp per night. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

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Fly Fishing by Jet Boat

Leaving from Taumarunui
5+ hours - Groups of 2-4 - $750pp +online booking fees

Enjoy a full-day Jet Boat and Fly Fishing expedition on the Whanganui River – home to the World Fly Fishing Championships. Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’ve never fished before, this is a unique and exhilarating way of fishing for the truly adventurous! Our Jet Boat will zoom you down-river through whitewater rapids and into the remote reaches of Te Awa Tupua, the only river in Aotearoa to be legally recognised as a person. You’ll get to know the special secrets and moods of our beautiful river as you stop at remote, untouched fishing spots accessible only by boat. NZ fly-fishing champion Peter Scott, a former member of our national Fly Fishing Team the “Silver Flies” will provide expert tuition and share with you the tips and tricks of his success. Lunch is included, all transport and fishing gear is provided, or bring your own.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River from $50pp per night. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

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What you need to know


What we provide at our Base: WiFi, Tea, Coffee, Showers, Toilet Facilities and Vehicle Storage at our base.

Accommodation
We have accommodation options beginning at only $50.00 per person per night.

Discounts may be available for larger group bookings.

Please contact us for any specific requirements. We can customise an exclusive trip for you.

River Conditions

For current Whanganui River conditions, click here.

The best idea is to call us on 0800 252 946 for an update on expected conditions before you leave home.

Your safety is important to us and we reserve the absolute right to not allow activities on the river when we consider the river conditions or weather forecasts are unfavourable, or for any other reason, at our sole discretion. In the event that we consider the river to be unsafe, we will offer an alternative date or fully refund any deposit or other payment made. If we consider the river to be safe for your activity and you choose not to go, we reserve the right to keep any deposit or payment made.