Fly Fishing Guide New Zealand - Peter Wilton

Kia Ora  I'm Peter Wilton a professional fly fishing guide, welcome to my world of classic New Zealand fly fishing. Maybe you've always dreamed of a fishing trip to New Zealand to cast a fly on one of our fabulous rivers or perhaps you're visiting our beautiful country for the first time and just looking for that memorable Kiwi experience. While traveling throughout the North Island enjoy a stop in the scenic Taupo region world renowned for its fighting rainbow trout. Take the opportunity of spending a few hours or better a whole day casting a fly on one of our internationally renowned trout fishing rivers Fly fishing New Zealand rivers can vary greatly in the experience they offer the visiting angler and whether you're an experienced, seasoned fly fisherman or woman or perhaps a novice, there's a river in our region for you.Whether its big water echoeing the sound of thundering rappids like the Tongariro made famous by the American angler Zane Grey or the more serene waters of a bush clad stream or spring creek our region has it all. The ultimate angling experience for the more discerning fly fisherman, a visit to one of our remote wilderness New Zealand rivers, those waters over summer inhabited by large wild, wily brown and rainbow trout.


Wilton Fly Fishing Newsletter

Fly Fishing Taupo

  Autumn 2017 saw one of those magical starts to a new Taupo river fishing season.Our two spawning rivers at the northern end of the  lake the spring fed Waitahanui and Hinemaiaia rivers both had good early runs of well conditioned rainbows. Some of the jacks that entered the Hinemaiaia at the end of April were the best fish I've seen for many a season as were the early run henfish that ran the Waitahanui, this undoubtedly helped by the adverse weather and rain we experienced with two storm fronts.The fly fishing on both these rivers has continued to be consistently good right through May and June with little rain since presenting anglers with low clear conditions and more of a challenge.

  Further up the lake the Tauranga-Taupo and Tongariro Rivers have fished well following rain and extra flows, the fishing here also becoming more differcult with a low clear river. The browns that entered the Tongariro Feb through to May were as usual impressive , one local angler landing a beautiful fifteen pound brown jack from the middle reaches of the Tongariro, this our most world reknown fly fishing river.

 So what of the winter months ahead well if the late summer fishing is any indication of the quality of fish yet to run, we are in for a special river season.The henfish will slowly increase in numbers in all the Taupo rivers and the Tauranga-Taupo, Waimarino and Tongariro will come into their own with runs continuing well into October.Finally the first of July saw the start of a new Taupo fishing licence for the region with several  new fishery regulation changes.A new size limit of 35cm, a new bag limit of six fish per angler, river mouth restrictions for fly fishing only dropped back to two hundred metres from the river mouth poles marked yellow, black and white also a whole new set of Taupo fishing licence classes came into effect .See you out there on the water and 'Tight lines' to you all Click here to contact Taupo Fly Fishing Guide Peter Wilton  for a days or part days fishing with one of Taupo's local fly fishing guides.


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