A trout fishing experience you will never forget. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots, teach you the techniques, and help you land a trophy trout.
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River Experiences

Guided Fly Fishing Half-Day

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

River Experiences

Guided Fly Fishing Full-Day

Full day guided fly fishing trips in Turangi. Our internationally recognised Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the area.

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

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

River Experiences

River Rafting Guided Fly Fishing Full-Day

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 Adventure 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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Guided Heli Fishing For Brown And Rainbow Trout In New Zealand

River Experiences

Guided Heli Fly Fishing in the Backcountry

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

Daily Scenic Cruises to the Ngātoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings.

Lake Experiences
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Chartering a boat on Lake Taupō is the ultimate escape.

Land Experiences
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Step into some of the most exclusive and untouched areas of wilderness in New Zealand.

Experience Together
Waikare Aft Deck

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your group's outdoor entertainment needs.

River Experiences
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.

A trout fishing experience you will never forget in Taupō.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have transport available?

Yes, we have helicopter transfers available from anywhere in NZ but can also arrange vehicle transfers from Auckland International or Taupo domestic terminals. Our hunting and fishing guided tours have helicopter options to them, with our hunting grounds being either a 90 minute drive or a 25 minute flight from Taupo CBD.

Where is the best fly fishing in NZ?

Right here with Chris Jolly Outdoors on Lake Taupō and the surrounding river mouths.

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 summer we recommend wearing rubber-soled boots, with plastic studs if possible, and light layers of clothing and bring a fleece or light jersey just in case.

In winter we recommend wearing thermal layers, preferably wool-based, winter hat and gloves. We provide outerwear but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it.

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.

What clothing is best for hiking, hunting, fishing or being outdoors 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!

  • Hiking boots with good ankle support and grip, or other sturdy footwear
  • 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)

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)
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