Let our Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides take you on an unforgettable expedition

Orvis endorsed Fly Fishing instructor in Lake Taupo on a guided trip in New Zealand

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.

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Get the perfect fly fishing trip customized for you. Our experienced guides will make sure you have everything you need for a successful day on the water.

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.

Fly fishing is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature. If you're new to the sport, our guided trips are the perfect way to learn the basics and catch trout in Taupo.

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.

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Chris Jolly Outdoors knows all the best spots for fly fishing in Taupo. Our trout fishing charters are perfect for anglers of all levels of experience.

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.

If you’re looking for a fly fishing adventure that’s just for you, give us a call today.

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
  • Lunch and additional snacks (please advise us of dietary requirements ahead of time, we are able to cater to all).
  • 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!
"My husband was over the moon at actually landing a trout and it has kickstarted his enthusiasm to get back into trout fishing again"
Rainbow trout in Taupo NZ

Lake Taupo

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.

"we had an outstanding guide and we thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with him"
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.

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!

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

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.

Our experienced guides will make sure you have a great time!

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.

An Orvis endorsed guide can help you have a successful fly fishing experience fishing for Brown And Rainbow Trout

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.

Chris Jolly Outdoors uses the best quality equipment to provide a great fly fishing experience for their clients.

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.

A Fly Fishing Guide With Many Years Of Experience

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.

FAQ

Do I need a license to go fly fishing in New Zealand?

We supply all required Fishing Licenses on our guided trips. so you can spend more time on the water.

Why do we only use the best quality equipment at Chris Jolly Outdoors?

We want to make sure our clients have the best possible experience of fly fishing in New Zealand. That's why we only use the best quality equipment. We want you to have an unforgettable experience.

What is the best way to learn how to fly fish?

One of the best ways to learn how to fly fish is on a half-day flyfishing experience with a Chris Jolly Orvis endorsed guide.

What should I wear for fly fishing in taupo?

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.

How can I book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors?

You can book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors by calling us on +64 7 378 0623 or email us at bookings@chrisjolly.co.nz or submitting a contact form

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. and anything you dont have we can supply

How much experience do I need to go fly fishing in Taupo?

You don't need any experience to go fly fishing with Chris Jolly Outdoors - our guides will teach you everything you need to know. 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.

Do I need a license to go fly fishing in Taupo?

we supply all required Fishing Licenses on our guided trips.

What is the maximum group size?

We can accommodate groups of all sizes, talk to us about the individual requirements we can tailor a trip to suit you. Whether you're looking for a challenging fight on the Tongariro River or a relaxing day on a smaller stream, we can provide an adventure that's perfect for you.

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. From May onwards and through the following months of winter is a top time to head to fish Lake Taupo and its rivers. If you want a large trophy or very tasty Rainbow or Brown Trout, this is the time to gear up and go!

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