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One Cast Fly Fishing Adventures / Puketitiri Lodge

Marlene with client

Marlene and Craig Skeet welcome you to North Island fly fishing. Professional fly fishing adventures is what this couple have achieved for local and international clients, clients who return to undertake their 7-10 day adventures and speak highly of the culmination of fly fishing services both guides have provided to make their fly fishing dream become reality not once but every season.

With 35 years of wilderness angling experience and 14 years of professional guiding, Marlene and Craig offers tuition for the novice, adrenalin rushing, nymph and dry fly fishing packages for the advanced anglers.

Fishing couples can encompass Maori culture and city tours into the mix of fly fishing, helicopter fishing and camping out can be added to your fly fishing package.

Name One Cast Fly Fishing Adventures
Contact Marlene and Craig Skeet

Puketitiri Lodge

4948 Puketitiri Road



Contact details

Phone: +64 6 839 8899
Mobile: 027 505 4628

Email: marlene@onecastadventures.co.nz

Web: www.onecastadventures.co.nz

Fishing waters

Mohaka River

Tukituki River

Ngaruroro River

Tutaekuri River


Puketitiri Lodge is marked on the upper Tutaekuri River map.

For directions to the Puketitiri Lodge, please see the One Cast Adventures website.

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Basic and advanced fly fishing tuition
  • Sighted nymph  and dry fly fishing
  • Overnight camp-outs
  • Helicopter fishing
  • Quality all-inclusive fly fishing packges

Visit the OneCast website for more detailed fly fishing packages that cater for all levels of advanced and novice angling and the Hawkes Bay tour options for non anglers.

About your guides

With Craig's service with the New Zealand police and 20 yrs as a search and rescue member and instructor in Hawke's Bay's remote back country, Marlene credited with teaching fishing tuition, river safety programs in schools and department of conservation concession holders adds to the working skill and safety practices of One Cast Fly fishing Adventures.

Marlene began One Cast Fly fishing Adventures 14 years ago and has been guiding professionally with Craig's support since. Their guiding adventures and participation in TV and DVD fly fishing films with famous clients have gained them national and international exposure. At home in Hawke's Bay, Marlene and Craig are a very down-to-earth couple.

Marlene Skeet

  • Guided the Scottish Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team prior to the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Competition held in Hawke's Bay in April 2008 at which Scotland won all the fly fishing events and retained the trophy.
  • Guided Rebecca Gibney and Jane hall in their film series Wine Me, Dine Me
  • Introduced Hawkes Bay lure fishing to Japan's famous lure fisherman "King Jim Murata". Jim travels the world filming and Marlene was asked to be part of his world fly-fishing film
  • Guided Pio Turei and participating in the film series Pio and Tangaroa
  • Participated in Australia's food series program Surfing the Menu
  • Has  taught fly fishing and river safety in schools and introduced educational fly-fishing courses with NZQA qualifications for high school students

Craig Skeet

  • Spent 20 years service with the New Zealand police as a search rescue member and instructor in Hawke's Bay
  • Many years of outdoor experience and knowledge
  • Skilled in bushcraft, fishing, hunting, and search and rescue in remote high-country catchments

Puketitiri Homestay Lodging

Marlene and Craig host their clients in their home which is modern with a very warm New Zealand country feel, and is set on 5 acres of peaceful rural surroundings. Visitors appreciate the feeling of being treated as friends and not clients.

Home cooked meals are provided and guests delight in tasting the flavours of Hawkes Bay wine and food.

Other accommodation

Puketitiri Lodge and other local cottage facilities are available for independent travellers looking for self-contained accommodation. Please enquire.

Gift vouchers

One Cast Adventures can provide custom-made fly fishing gift vouchers to suit any occasion.

Client feedback

"I had a tremendous time the accommodations were outstanding, and the fishing experience was indescribable. To make it short I caught a lot of big fish and had a wonderful time. I plan to return in the next couple of years for a rerun."

Mike Chimenti Wyoming USA
So if you want to enjoy the experience of getting into the beautiful trout back-country of NZ with some really authentic, trout savvy and lovely Kiwis, then the "one cast" Skeet family have got it all covered...

Ian Smith, NSW. Australia, Jan 2009

"I would really like to thank you, Craig, and Sean for welcoming me into your home and making me feel so ‘at home’. The warmth of your company were very much appreciated as was your hospitality and cooking. As for the fishing I have memories that will last forever. I learned so much from both you and Craig on fly fishing technique and reading the water... I plan to be back and do it all again.

Rob Staples of Australia


"We are extremely grateful to you and Craig for all the guidance and direction you set us at the beginning of our New Zealand adventure which culminated in the success we had in the Commonwealth Championship. Your expert advice and tuition undoubtedly contributed to our success as we all used what we had learnt from you in our approach and understanding of catching the trout of the Tuki Tuki."

Ian Jones, Captain of the Scottish Fly Fishing Team


"I would have no hesitation in recommending Marlene to anyone for her knowledge, professionalism and her genuine friendly nature which is encouraging and unfussed at all times."

Alun Bartsch

Producer/Writer Mago Films


"The story of Maori culture attracted our interest,
And we are sure that all of your advice with fishing certainly raised

Our skill.

We must challenge to fish at Napier again!!! "

Ito and Iwami



Read more

Visit www.onecastadventures.co.nz to read more of what clients say about Marlene and Craig's services.

Other activities in the area
  • Local native bush reserve walks just 4km from the lodge
  • Local helicopter service: scenic flights, hunting, tramping (5 minutes from lodge)
  • Local golf: a rural golf course that costs literally nothing to play on. Golf clubs not provided (2 minutes from lodge)
  • Hike or camp in the Kaweka Forest Park
Indicative costs
as at 1 Sep 2012

Daily guiding rate: NZ$625 for 1 or 2 anglers.

Fishing licences are available from your guide

Please visit www.onecastadventures.co.nz for a full list of guiding packages and rates.

Bookings Packages are subject to availability and a deposit is required to secure your booking.



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