Located on the Central Plateau of the North Island, Rotorua is surrounded by plentiful waterways. Central to my guiding operation is Lake Rotorua and its five major tributaries, famous for both summer and winter fishing. Summer fishing comes alive at the local stream mouths with hundreds of trout seeking the sanctuary of the cool and oxygen rich stream water. It is not uncommon when conditions permit to spot hundreds of trout in vicinity of these cool water plums.
The warmer months are a fantastic time of year to head back country into the wilderness whether by 4wd or helicopter access. Heli-fishing is the ultimate New Zealand fly fishing experience, opening up options to fish some true wilderness rivers and streams we have in our region. The fish are always on the lookout for their next meal on the surface. The cicada and terrestrial season is worthy of its reputation on these remote fisheries that feed freely and aggressively off the surface.
Wet weather during the autumn and winter months drives world class spawning runs of both brown and rainbow trout. Winter fishing for spawning trout is a highlight of the local fisherman’s season. Rivers, streams and lakes full of prime conditioned spawning trout with a healthy combination of numbers and size of trout. When conditions align it can be something special. Trophy trout are targeted in the waterways of the Rotorua region with fish over the magical 10lb – 4.5kg not uncommon. From late April to the end of June there is a great chance to catch both rainbow and brown trout trophies in the same day.
To secure your a Rotorua fishing guide please contact Rotorua Trout Guide Limited.