Growing up in rural New Zealand with mountains & rivers at my doorstep my passion for the outdoors particularly fishing developed at an early age. At the age of nine I held a fly rod for the first time, making those first few casts while fishing the Otaki River. My first ever trout a red spotted brownie lured from under the willows on the Otaki. My first rainbow a spring creek fish that rose to a dry fly while fishing the evening rise on a small Waikato stream. The lure of NZ's Taupo waters became a fascination in those early years & frequent fishing trips began to internationally renowned rivers like the Tongariro, one memorable moment a five pound Tongariro rainbow on only my second ever cast in these famous waters. Overseas fishing experiences followed, included fly-fishing in British Columbia Canada for Lake Kamloops rainbows & Nimpkish River steelhead. In 1995 my fly fishing career reached a whole new peak when my wife Tina, our two children & I moved to Lake Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand. It was here I joined the team of ' Chris Jolly Outdoors ' working as a professional fly fishing guide. Guiding guests from New Zealands world class retreat' Huka Lodge' took on a whole new challenge, a new adventure had began.
In 1998 I established my own fly fishing business, guiding experienced and novice anglers from through out New Zealand and from around the world. Developing an intimate knowledge of the Taupo region and its surrounding wilderness rivers has ensured the success of my business, a quality experience for my clients being the emphasis. Today a fly fishing guide in the Taupo region for twenty eight years, my passion for fishing small streams & wilderness rivers still remains. I view being a fly fishing guide as a differnate priviledge with the opportunity of creating possibly the highlight of your New Zealand visit. I now work for the ' Department of Conservation ' who manage the Taupo fishery my work involved as a fishery ranger on the Taupo rivers and lake. As a member of the ' New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association ', I will always strive to ensure that your fly fishing experience is a memorable one. Come join me for a fishing season of your choice,...Come visit my world.
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