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Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures

Rotorua Sight Fishing Guide

Local fishing legend Dion James has lived and fished the Rotorua region for nearly 20 years gaining invaluable local knowledge and a reputation for catching the infamous big wild Rotorua brown trout. 

Brown trout average a healthy 6-7lb and grow into trophy sizes (over 10lbs). Being able to see them and sight fish for them is what the regions fishery is renown for. If that’s not enough the cooler months are equally superb with the fish staying upstream to spawn in mass numbers. With Dion as your guide you are in for a once in a lifetime adventure!

Name Dion James

72 Edmund Rd,


Rotorua 3015

Contact details

Ph +64 210 236 7469 (international)

Ph 021 0236 7469 (within NZ)

Email: dionhunttrout@gmail.com

Web: www.rotoruasightfishingadventures.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters Some of the waters fished by Dion include

Lake Rotorua and its tributaries including Waiteti Stream and Ngongotaha Stream

Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Ohau Channel

Lake Rotoiti,

Lake Tarawera,

Lake Okataina and

Lake Rotoma


Those magic places that only the local anglers know about

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Targetting large wary browns in small spring creeks
  • Fishing the numerous lakes in the area
Indicative costs
as at 1 Dec 2018

Full day Adventure 7-8 hrs $650 per person
Half day Adventure 4 hrs $350 per person

Additional anglers $50 extra 

Price includes transportation from any local accommodation and all fishing gear. Lunch provided is also provided on full day adventures.



Brown trout

Brown trout

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