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Darcy Hamilton: Ruakituri Fly Fishing

Darcy Hamilton with client

Darcy Hamilton, has fished the Ruakituri River for over 30 years and offers his extensive knowledge of this world class river as a guide. He is passionate about people and their fishing experiences and loves sharing his knowledge about the area such as the local Maori culture and history.

Darcy and his wife, Pam, live on Kaikino station with the Hangaroa river as one of its boundaries. He also is an expert fishing guide on Lake Waikaremaona (where he has a large comfortable boat)

Your guide

Darcy Hamilton


Kaikino Station
Ruakituri Valley

Contact details

Phone: +64 6-863-7192

Email: info@ruakituri.co.nz

Website: www.ruakituri.co.nz

Fishing waters

As well as a huge number of smaller waters in the area Darcy guides on

Your guide

Your guide:

  • Has over 30 years fishing experience in the area
  • Is passionate about fishing and helping others to enjoy the wonderful experience of fishing these world famous waters
  • Expert fishing guide for Lake Waikaremoana and surrounding waters
Fishing options
  • Fly fishing the Ruakituri or the Hangaroa
  • Wilderness fishing on the upper reaches of the Ruakituri where the trout grow to trophy size
  • Heli fishing on remote waters around the Urewera National Park
  • Boat (fly, spin and trolling) and / or shoreline fishing on Lake Waikaremoana
  • Expert guidance for all level skills from novice to experiencesd anglers
  • Overnight stays in the outdoors where you can fish until dark (and beyond) in some of the most stunning scenery.
Accommodation Accommodation can be arranged at Kaikino Station or other local accommodation providers to suit your budget.
What is supplied

Anglers are supplied with

  • Specialist tied flies for these waters
  • High end graphite rods and reels (or bring your own)
  • Country lunch on the stream side
  • Great Kiwi hospitality

Darcy love fishing with you, thanks for the great experience.

Linda Topp, (Of Topp Twins fame)

I have never experienced anything like watching the browns coming up and taking the dry fly, Just Awesome! Thanks Darc

Henry, Gisborne

Hey Darcy, thanks for the magic fishing weekend. awesome time there on the Ruakituri, just planning a revisit for lads in September, thanks again.

Dan Moffitt: Colliers International

Pick up and transfers Pickups from the airport or your accommodation in Gisborne can be arranged
Indicative cost as at 1/05/2013

For prices email or phone Darcy or Pam


Darcy and Client

Darcy (right) with client


and Pam with a nice rainbow


Fish on

Good Brown

Daniel's first trout

Boat catch


The best restaurant around



The end of a great day

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