Guided Heli Fishing For Brown And Rainbow Trout In New Zealand
Backcountry Fly Fishing with Heli Transfers
Backcountry Fly Fishing with Heli Transfers

Guided Adventure

Rafting a great adventure for fly fishing enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities to catch fish.
Fly Fishing with River Rafting
Fly Fishing with River Rafting

Guided Adventure

At Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides, we only use the best quality equipment to ensure a successful fishing day.
Full-Day Fly Fishing
Full-Day Fly Fishing

Guided Adventure

Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide in a river off lake Taupo New Zealand fishing for brown and rainbow trout
Half-Day Fly Fishing
Half-Day Fly Fishing

Guided Adventure

Experience unforgettable trout fishing in the Taupō region.
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River Experiences

Backcountry Fly Fishing with Heli Transfers

Guided Adventure

Our full-day helicopter transfer guided fly fishing experience will take you to some of the most pristine streams in the country, where you’ll be able to catch trophy-worthy brown and rainbow trout.

Our VIP helicopter transfers will get you to the best spots quickly and easily, so you can spend more time fishing and less time travelling.

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Rafting a great adventure for fly fishing enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities to catch fish. Fly Fishing with River Rafting

River Experiences

Fly Fishing with River Rafting

Guided Adventure

This is the ultimate full-day Orvis Endorsed guided Fly Fishing and Raft Adventure. Access pools unreachable by air or foot on the beautiful upper reaches of the Tongariro River to claim your trophy rainbow trout.

Your expedition includes a full day of guided rafting, fly fishing, transportation to and from your accommodation, as well as all licencing and tackle.

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At Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides, we only use the best quality equipment to ensure a successful fishing day. Full-Day Fly Fishing

River Experiences

Full-Day Fly Fishing

Guided Adventure

Enjoy a full day in the water with a guided fly fishing trip. Our internationally recognised Orvis Endorsed guides will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the area, including the banks of the Tongariro River in the angler’s paradise, Tūrangi. Book a guided trip for an experience you won’t forget, with highly productive waters!

No matter what your level of experience, we can provide a trip that is tailored to your needs.

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Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide in a river off lake Taupo New Zealand fishing for brown and rainbow trout Half-Day Fly Fishing

River Experiences

Half-Day Fly Fishing

Guided Adventure

Experienced anglers looking for a challenge, and beginners wanting to learn the ropes, our Half Day Fly Fishing trip is perfect for you. Our guides are Orvis Endorsed and know the best spots, you’ll have the chance to fish in pristine waters that will make your experience unforgettable.

So come experience fly fishing at its finest with us today. You won’t regret it!

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Experiences...

Māori Rock Carving Ngātoroirangi Taupo Lake Cruise cat expedition in Lake Taupo New Zealand
Māori Rock Carvings
Māori Rock Carvings

Daily Cruises to Ngātoroirangi

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Lake Experiences
Lake Experiences

Charter Boats on Lake Taupō

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Land Experiences
Land Experiences

Biking, Hiking, Hunting and More

he Taupō region is a fly fisherman's paradise, with over 600 kilometers of fishable water. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just getting started, there is a Chris jolly guided tour for you.
River Experiences
River Experiences

Rainbow & Brown Trout Fly Fishing

Waikare Aft Deck
Experience Together
Experience Together

Group Outdoor Fun for All Ages

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors?

You can book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors by either calling us on +64 7 378 0623, emailing us at bookings@chrisjolly.co.nz or filling out the form to make an enquiry. If you want to book a cruise to the Māori Rock carvings, head over to the experience page to book direct.

Do you have transport available?

Yes. Some of our trips include transfers but we can arrange helicopter or road transfers from anywhere in the country.  Our guided fishing adventures have heli transfer options, with our grounds being either a 90 minute drive or a 25 minute flight from Taupo CBD.

Where is the best fly fishing in NZ?

We reckon the best fly fishing is on the rivers and streams that flow into Lake Taupō. The conditions here are just perfect for well conditioned rainbow and brown trout.

When is the best time to go fly fishing in Taupō?

From May through to October, the trout spawning gears up and runs upstream into the Taupo rivers. If you want a large trophy or very tasty rainbow or brown trout, this is the time to gear up and go!

Do I need a licence to go fly fishing?

Yes, you will need a New Zealand Sports Fishing Licence. We will supply all required licenses on our guided trips.

Do I need experience to go fly fishing in Taupō?

You don’t need any experience to go fly fishing with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman looking to catch a trophy trout, or a beginner wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing, we have an adventure for you.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment! Anything you don’t have, we can supply for the best fishing experience.

What should I wear for fly fishing in Taupō?

Conditions are changeable in Taupō, so it’s best to be prepared! The locals joke that Taupō can have four seasons in a day!

  • Rubber-soled boots, with plastic studs if possible
  • Sun hat or warm beanie – pack one and wear the other
  • Sunglasses – wear or pack, NZ has harsh sunlight
  • Gloves in polypropylene/wool – wear or pack for winter
  • Socks in polypropylene or wool (a spare pair is always a good idea)
  • A fleece or light jersey just in case for summer
  • Thermal layers in winter

Layer up your clothes:

  • Base layer – top and leggings in polypropylene/wool, quick dry shorts or pants
  • Mid layer – long-sleeved top in wool or polar fleece – wear or pack depending on the weather
  • Exterior layer – Wind and waterproof jacket with hood – wear or pack depending on the weather (waterproof overtrousers optional)
  • Bring your own outerwear, or we can provide!
What is the best way to learn fly fishing?

Practice makes progress! We recommend learning how to fly fish on a half-day fly fishing experience with a Chris Jolly Orvis Endorsed guide.

Can I wear felt-soled boots while fly fishing?

No. Felt-soled boots are banned in New Zealand as they can contribute to the spread of invasive species in our waterways. Learn more on the Fish and Game NZ site.

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