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Fly to Rod Guiding

Adrian Tinsley is one of Hawke's Bay's most experienced fly fishing guides having fished the area for over 50 years. He knows the trout abundant local rivers like the back of his casting hand. If you're the sort of person who likes to be one on one with a guide and would prefer to end up the day as a good mate, then Adrian will make your New Zealand fly fishing experience that much more enjoyable.

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Contact details

Ph +64 06 836 6874
Mobile: 027 4516 257



Please mention when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters


Some of the waters fished by Adrian include:

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Full day on the water (8 hours) which includes transport, lunch and refreshments

  • Half day (4 hours) includes transport and refreshments
  • Evening rise; (3 - 4 hours) on the Tukituki river.

You can bring your own fishing equipment or you can use equipment free of charge from Adrian.

About your guide

Adrian, with several decades of fishing the area is able to ensure you get to some of the best spots on one of the local the rivers. His local knowledge of the way the rivers are running will mean that it's unlikely you'll fish the same stretch of water during any given week.

He can relate just as well with a complete novice who's looking to learn the basics, as he can with an experienced international visitor who wants to maximise their New Zealand fishing holiday.There's always a big brown or two here and one has got your name on it!

Fish on

“An absolutely fantastic day! New to the Bay, it was awesome to experience real New Zealand fishing with a great guide.”

— Mitch, NZ (Via Sydney)

"Adrian’s experience really shows with knowledge of the area and certain techniques from stalking, spotting, casting and ultimately landing the fish. 
Six trout for a first timer is pretty dam good I reckon! Thanks for your hospitality and a great day.”

— Grant Sivewright, UK

“Wild fish in wild rivers, A fishermans dream!
Thank you Adrian, you are an excellent guide, patient, with lots of experience. A perfect companion, with a passion for fishing, and most important you put me on fish!”

— Tom Baker, UK

"I got into fly fishing when I retired and hadn’t had much success so it was great to get an insight into our local rivers with such a nice guy in Adrian.”
— Rick, NZ
Indicative costs
as at 1 Jan 2015

Guiding costs are:

  • Full day (8 hours) $550 - extra person $55

  • Half day (4 hours) $300 - extra person $35
  • Evening rise; (3 - 4 hours) $300 - extra person $35

Adrian will take you to the best spots for the prevailing conditions as that's where the fish will be. He will then drop you back at your place and probably confirm free of charge, all those great stories you'll have from your trip!


To confirm a booking a 30% non refundable deposit is required with the balance payable on the day.

In the rare situation that weather conditions make things unsafe then fly fishing may not be possible and your deposit will be refunded in full.


Your guide, Adrian Tinsley


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