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David Dods / The Byre

David Dods is a world renowned professional fly fishing guide who has been fishing the Eastern region for over 45 years.

David offers guided trips with access to local fishing waters by foot, 4WD or boat, or helicopter access to remote wilderness rivers. Accommodation is available in a six person cabin nestled in the foothills at Waikaremoana.

Name New Zealand Trout Fishing with David Dods
Contact David Dods

Postal address

85 Judd Road

Gisborne 4072

The Byre



Contact details

Phone: +64 6 837 3988
Fax: +64 6 837 3988

Email: fishdods@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.nztroutfishing.co.nz


The Byre is marked on the Lake Waikaremoana map.

The cabin is nestled in the foothills of Waikaremoana, with spectacular views over a trophy trout lake at Tuai.

Fishing waters

Lake Waikaremoana

Ruakituri River

Waiau River

Motu River

Waioeka River

Opato Stream

The Waikato Hydro Lakes: Lake Ohakuri, Lake Atiamuri, Lake Whakamaru, Lake Maraetai and Lake Waipapa

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Lake fishing by boat
  • One to three day trips on the best of the rivers and lakes in the East Coast with 4WD transport to fishing destination
  • Two day, three night helifishing trips to remote wilderness rivers
About your guide

Your guide, David Dods:

  • Is a world renowned professional fly fishing guide
  • Has been fishing in the Gisborne and Eastern region for over 45 years
  • Has been a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association for the last 20 years
  • Uses all available legitimate methods from fly and dry fishing to nymphing when fishing and guiding
  • Enjoys guiding all levels of angler including beginners
Indicative costs
as at 1 Dec 2011

Please enquire for an accurate cost for your proposed fishing trip.


Please phone or email to make a booking.


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