We offer exceptional trout fishing experiences in the Rotorua area to the more untouched and remote rivers and streams of the Central North Island.
We invite you to experience the best fly fishing Rotorua and this magnificent country have to offer with one of New Zealand's most respected and experienced trout fishing guides.
Rotorua has twice been home to the World Fly Fishing Championships. A true endorsement of our area.
You will be in the best of hands with Simon Robertson, one of New Zealand’s most respected and skilled fly fishing guides with over forty years’ trout fishing experience in the Central North Island. Simon is the preferred area guide for the world’s two leading specialist fishing agents, a long standing member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides’ Assn and a director of New Zealand Field and Stream Ltd.
The waters that we fish hold wild Rainbows and Browns and they give an excellent account of themselves. There are no stocked trout and no other fish species in our rivers, so enjoy some exciting sport amidst superb scenery.
Over 30 rivers in our area can be accessed by 4WD and we generally travel an hour or more out of the city, where you are unlikely to encounter any other anglers. Our day normally gets under way at 8.30am and we will have you home by around 6pm.
Our Tackle and Equipment
We pride ourselves in having the best tackle room in New Zealand and can outfit all sizes from small ladies to XXXOS in Simms Gortex waders, and Simms boots size 5 through to 15. For ladies, we have Simms Ladies cut waders and lightweight boots. Simms wading staffs are also on hand in a range of lengths. We carry exclusively Sage premium rods, SLT, XP, ZXL, Z Axis and Sage One, spooled with Rio and Scientific Anglers lines. We offer a choice of Sage, Scientific Anglers and Hardy’s reels.
Transport and Catering
We operate two four wheel drives. A new Mercedes ML for helicopter access and lighter work and a Toyota Landcruiser for the more serious off road adventures. We always have on hand a first aid kit, sunblock, insect repellent, Polarised glasses, Simms rain jackets and a change of clothes, so you will never be caught out. We carry a full ice box of refreshments including water, soft drinks, beer and wine, and an excellent lodge prepared riverside lunch. We want to make your Rotorua river fishing experience something to remember.
We have excellent relations with helicopter operators in our area and can offer competitive rates for those who wish to explore the very remote areas. A fifteen minute helicopter ride will get you to areas that can take three days to cover on foot through rugged terrain. The most cost effective heli option involves a drive to the edge of the forest where there is a convenient heli port. A more expensive, but time efficient option for those staying with us, and on a tight schedule, is to depart from our Lodge.
Full day guided river fishing / Four Wheel Drive
One angler $NZ825
Two anglers $NZ450 per person
Three anglers $NZ320 per person
Fishing licences additional $NZ20 per person per day
Full day guided helicopter fishing
$NZ1550 per day in addition to the above guide fee for up to two anglers.
VISIT WILDWOOD LODGE
Rates include NZ Goods and Services tax of 15%, exclusively Simms / Sage tackle as outlined above and an excellent lodge prepared riverside lunch and refreshments. Our day gets underway at 8.30am and home by 6.00pm.
For those looking for luxury accommodation to complement the fishing package, consider staying with us at Wildwood Lodge
Four night, three day ultimate fishing package
Four nights accommodation in a King lake view guest suite at Wildwood Lodge with full breakfast, pre dinner happy hour, three course dinner and a superb selection of wines. All top quality fishing tackle, Simms / Sage, fishing licences, lunches and refreshments and all transportation, including airport transfers from Rotorua airport if required. Wifi and calls to landlines in NZ, UK, USA and Australia and NZ tax of 15%. There are absolutely no extras with this package.
DAY ONE - Backcountry 4 wheel drive fishing over private land to some superb water
DAY TWO - Full day river raft fishing to otherwise inaccessible water
DAY THREE - Helicopter fly in to one of the North Islands most remote rivers
$NZ4135 per person based on two people sharing a King suite and two anglers.