Welcome to Rotorua Trout Safaris Ltd

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.


Your Guides

Simon Robertson and his team of guides offer the most experienced group of river fishing professionals in the Rotorua area. All are members of the NZ Professional Fishing Guides' Association, and each has countless years of river fishing experience in the area. We offer 4WD, float or helicopter options or a mix of each to cover the best water for seasonal and weather conditions.


Our Rivers

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 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

All our vehicles are 4WD ensuring access to the most difficult and remote water. 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.

Heli Fishing

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     $NZ875
Two anglers   $NZ480  per person
Three anglers $NZ350 per person

Full day guided helicopter fishing

$NZ1650 per day in addition to the above guide fee for up to two anglers.

Rates include NZ Goods and Services tax of 15%, exclusively Simms / Sage tackle as outlined above an excellent lodge prepared riverside lunch and refreshments and fishing licence. 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

 $NZ4415 per person based on two people sharing a King suite and two anglers.

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