Welcome to Rotorua Trout Guide. Based in the Rotorua District we offer guided fly fishing trips to our fantastic streams and lake systems and harbours we have in abundance throughout the region. The world famous and highly regarded trout fishery of Rotorua is a necessary part of any serious trout fisherman’s travel itinerary to New Zealand yet so often overlooked.
My name is Julian Danby, owner and operator of Rotorua Trout Guide Limited – member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA). From a very young age I have successfully fished our local streams and lakes of the Rotorua region. I am now in a position to share some of my favourite fly fishing locations with options to suit the many needs and requirements of my clients. The region of Rotorua is lucky enough to have trout fishing opportunities available all year round. Remote crystal clear streams during the peak of the cicada season to the depths of winter casting a fly at trophy sized trout.
Fishing options range from half day trips to quench the fishing bug to a multi-day wilderness heli-fishing adventures for the serious fly fishing addict. Heli-Fishing is one of the best ways to experience the world class fisheries in the region. Some of these waterways will not see a fisherman all season, something now very unique in New Zealand where most back country fisheries see high numbers of people. Click here to learn more about the heli-fishing trips Rotorua Trout Guide offers.
Saltwater fly fishing for yellow tail kingfish on the tidal flats of the region’s harbour’s have expanded in the last few years into a recognised salt water fly fishing destination. The Tauranga Harbour fishery is where I base my guiding operation and I look forward to showcase some of the best saltwater fly fishing found on the planet. The New Zealand salt water fly fishing scene has seen a lot of international exposure and becoming a must do trip for the keen angler.
Boat fishing charters in the beautiful lakes of Rotorua is now offered as a service of Rotorua Trout Guide. We can cater for spinning, jigging or harling on a purpose built fishing platform matched with modern technology.
Please have a look through my website and I look forward to guiding you on your next fly fishing adventure in Rotorua, New Zealand.