Half Day Fly fishing trips for beginners and experienced anglers.
Fishing can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s hard to know where to start if you’re a beginner. Even if you’ve done some fishing before, it can be tough to know what gear to use, where to go, or how to catch trout in New Zealand’s pristine waters. Guided Fly Fishing is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a successful half day on the water. Our Orvis-endorsed guides will take you to some of the best fly fishing waters in Taupo, where you’ll have the chance to catch rainbow and brown trout in untouched waters.
Experience fly fishing in Lake Taupo
Taupo is fly fishing heaven, and at Chris Jolly Outdoors, we have the experience and knowledge to make your fly fishing trip one to remember. For over 40 years, we have been guiding fly fishers of all levels to the best spots in Taupo, and we know how to put you on the fish. We supply all the necessary equipment, from waders and rods to tackle, so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots, teach you the techniques, and help you land a trophy trout. Come fly fishing with us in Taupo New Zealand- you won’t be disappointed.
Taupo Fly fishing trips for beginners
Our Half day guided trips are the perfect way to get introduced to this amazing sport. Our experienced and friendly fly fishing guides will take you to some of the best fly fishing spots in Taupo, and teach you everything you need to know to catch trout. You’ll learn about fly selection, casting, knot tying, and everything else you need to know to fly fish like a pro. And best of all, you’ll experience the thrill of hooking into a big rainbow trout at one of the most beautiful fly fishing locations in the world.
We know all the best fly fishing spots in Taupo
Taupo is well-known for its fly fishing, and at Chris Jolly Outdoors, we know all the best spots. Our trout fishing charters in Taupo are perfect for anglers of all levels of experience, from beginners to experts. Our Orvis-endorsed guides will teach you the best techniques for fly fishing and provide an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking to catch your first trout or your hundredth, we can help you make the most of your time on the water.
Fly Fishing Gear Recommendations:
In Summer we recommend wearing:
- Rubber-soled boots, with plastic studs if possible.
- Light layers, a fleece/light jersey in case of a bit of breeze in the shade.
In Winter we recommend wearing
- Thermal layers, preferably wool-based
- A winter hat and gloves.
- We provide outerwear but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it.
We will provide for your Fly Fishing Experience:
- Use of Orvis approved rods, reels, waders, boots and jackets (if needed).
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation to the fishing grounds
- Fishing Licences
- All necessary flies and leaders for you to bag your trophy!
- Beverages during the day
- 4 hours including travel time fly fishing in the Tongariro River of Taupō New Zealand
- Fishing Licences
- Fishing tackle
- Fishing clothing (waders).
- Orvis endorsed fishing guides
Visiting Taupō New Zealand to go Fly Fishing? Helpful tips and facts:
- Your guides are English speaking
- There is no dangerous game in NZ
- No poisonous insects or snakes or spiders (no snakes at all)
- Rivers are Fly Fishing only
- You’ll always receive the best Kiwi Hospitality!
Lake Taupo is a large, deep lake on the North Island of New Zealand. It is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake after Lake Wanaka. It is one of the most popular spots in New Zealand for fly fishing, as the clear waters and abundant insect life make for excellent conditions. Several Taupo activities revolve around fly fishing, including guided tours, speciality stores and even lodge accommodation. The Taupo region is also home to several other lakes, all of which offer great fly fishing opportunities. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, Taupo is an ideal destination for a fly fishing adventure.
About the Taupō New Zealand Fly Fishing Season
The Taupō region is a fly fisherman’s paradise, , whether you’re a seasoned angler or just getting started. The main lake is a great place to start, with over 600 kilometres of fishable water. For those who are after something a little more challenging, there are plenty of local rivers and streams (river headwaters may be closed between May and late October). And for those who really want to test their skills, the backcountry rivers are open from December through April. No matter what your level of experience, there is a Chris jolly guided tour for you. So come on out and enjoy the amazing fly fishing that Taupō has to offer!
What type of Fly fishing can you do in Lake Taupo?
Taupō is world-renowned for its dry fly fishing. This is because the clear water and large insect populations make for ideal conditions. While nymph and streamer fishing can also be productive, many anglers come to Taupō specifically for dry fly fishing. If you’re new to the sport, don’t worry your guides will be happy to teach you the basics and help you get started.
40 Years of Fly Fishing Expertise in Lake Taupo
For over 40 years, Chris Jolly Outdoors has been helping anglers to experience the thrill of trout fishing in Lake Taupo. As one of New Zealand’s oldest and most experienced fly-fishing guide services, we are experts in getting our guests onto the fish. We know all the best spots and can provide you with everything you need to make your trout fishing adventure a success. Plus, our location in one of the world’s premier wild trout fisheries means that you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trout fishing experience.
Our Taupo Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides
Here at Chris Jolly, we are proud to be an Orvis Endorsed Operation. Our guides are trout fishing experts who have been hand-selected by us to provide you with the very best trout fishing experience possible. With years of experience and deep respect for natural resources, our guides will take you to some of the most beautiful and pristine trout fishing spots in all of Taupo. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, we guarantee that you will have an unforgettable fly fishing adventure with Orvis.
We only use the best quality equipment
At Chris Jolly Outdoors, we only use the best quality equipment. We’re proud to be Orvis Endorsed. which means we use Orvis rods, reels, waders, and boots. We believe in using the best possible equipment so that our clients can have the best possible experience fly fishing in Lake Taupo. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and they’re dedicated to providing a top-notch fly fishing experience for everyone who comes out with us. If you’re looking for a truly memorable fly fishing adventure in Lake Taupo, book a trip with us today.
Tailor-made Trips for the Individual Angler
Fly fishing is a unique and rewarding experience, but it can also be intimidating for newcomers. At Chris Jolly Outdoors, we tailor our fly fishing experiences specifically for the individual angler. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced, we can tailor an experience to suit your needs. We’ll take into account your level of experience, and the fishing techniques you are comfortable with. we create a custom itinerary that will help you make the most of your time on the water.
If you’re looking for a fly fishing adventure that’s just for you, give us a call today.
Explore the wonders fly fishing in Lake Taupō has to offer, enquire now.
The Cruise To Plant Project
Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.
Your Taupō Activity Partner
As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here. From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.
In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever. Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.
What We Offer
- Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
- Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
- Corporate events & team building.
Reliable and Experienced
- We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
- We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
- We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.
- Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
- Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
- Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō
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