Tongariro Fishing Guide Riverstone Recommendation

Winter Rainbows, Tongariro ‘Trophy’ Browns & Wilderness Backcountry

Hiring a Tongariro fishing guide is the perfect way for either the novice to learn or for the more experienced to gain that edge that makes for the difference between a fish-less and a memorable day. Our fishing guides know the area well and take your safety and need for a great day out seriously.

Your Tongariro Fishing Guide Options

We work closely with Riverstone Fly Fishing Guides and offer 3 options:

1 Winter run rainbow trout (May-November), average size 3lb, fish up to 6lb possible

2 Back country wilderness fishing (October-June), average size 3lb, fish up to 8lb possible

3 Trophy brown trout (December-April), average size 5lb, fish up to 14lb possible

If fly fishing is not of interest consider hiring a boat for early morning cruising and fishing with ‘Whiskery Mike’.

What To Expect

  • One or two angler’s the total price is the same
  • 20% non refundable deposit required when booking
  • All gear is included though if you have your own please bring this with you
  • You will be on the water for 5-7 hours, depending on travel time to fishing location
  • A typical day usually begins before dawn, though sometimes later starts are better
  • Mostly we practice catch & release though this depends on where we are fishing
  • For what you need see our gear essentials here
To Book Call +64 (0)21 505 376


$600 Full Day

Big Tongariro Browns

  • December-April
  • Nymph, dry fly, wet line & night time fishing
  • Tongariro River and stream mouths
  • Angling gear, pickup & transport (optional)
  • Quality lunch and refreshments (optional)
  • Half days $300
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$600 Full Day

Winter Run Rainbows

  • May-November
  • Nymph & Wet Line style fishing
  • Taupo tributaries including Tongariro River
  • Angling gear, pickup & transport (optional)
  • Quality lunch and refreshments (optional)
  • Half days $300
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$ 255 Half Day

Lake Fish & Cruising

  • All year round
  • Harling, jigging & fly fishing
  • 1-4 people, price remains the same
  • Experienced skipper, MSA certified
  • Sublime scenery & trout to eat!
  • Purpose built boat & gear supplied
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$650 Full Day

Wilderness Backcountry

  • October-June
  • Nymph & Dry Fly style fishing
  • Central North Island rivers and streams
  • Angling gear, pickup & transport (optional)
  • Quality lunch and refreshments (optional)
  • Camping out trips available (please enquire)
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