Activities

Fly Fishing

Taupō provides some of the most spectacular fly fishing in the world.

Crystal waters, an expert guide, and the sound of the reel screaming while the rod is bent double is an experience you’ll never forget. Whether you’re addicted or about to be, fly fishing is not just a matter of life or death… it is so much more important than that!

Join our Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides on an experience you will never forget. From a full day fishing crystal waters to Heli or raft fishing in the back country of the Central Plateau.

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A unique and iconic experience to New Zealand, the Taupō region and Huka Lodge itself.

Year round fishing here is exciting, especially in the winter months, which is a good reason to get your feed cold and your lines tight! Whether you are new to fly fishing or an experienced angler, join our team and catch rainbow or brown trout in the beautiful New Zealand scenery.

Fly Fishing With Us

Whatever your itinerary is, we can give you a good excuse to ‘go fishin’! Experience the local rivers, or get off the grid with a Heli excursion into the back country.

Pack raft or raft fish remote areas, let us organise it for you. The trophy size Rainbow and Brown Trout can be sighted in the crystal clear streams, challenging your skills with the dry-fly, nymph or light spinning tackle. The thrill of a big fish rising to take a tiny dry is an experience not to be missed, but a weighted nymph drifted through the deep pools also brings heart-stopping action.

All fishing packages include a specialist guide and work on a ratio of one guide to two clients, transfers to and from accommodation, equipment, licenses and catering on longer days. Multi-day packages can also include accommodation and access to crystal pools.

“I sat there and forgot and forgot until what remained was the river that went by and I who watched… Poets talk about “spots of time,” but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone.”

                                                          –  Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Testimonials

“We had an outstanding guide and we thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with him and enjoyed his expertise on the river and in the bush.  One last thing, the lunch was delicious, thank you”.

“We have found the whole process with dealing with Chris Jolly Outdoors very professional with a good dose of Kiwi helpfulness”.

rafting in taupo

“The raft fishing was insane!  Best boys weekend ever!”

“My husband was over the moon at actually landing a trout and it has kick-started his enthusiasm to get back into trout fishing again”.

“Just to say Pete and I had the very best day with your guide. The location was stunning and we found it a privilege to be able to be in that environment.”