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Two Mountains Trout Guide

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Richard Mowforth from Two Mountains Trout Guides is a fly fishing guide specialising in the Tongariro River, Taupo and Taranaki regions. Whether it's finding solitude on a quiet stretch of the Tongariro River or experiencing the secrets of a Taranaki stream let Richard guide you for a memorable fly fishing experience.

Richard offers high quality sight fishing experiences, which require a careful approach and provides great anticipation and thrill. ​He particularly enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the freshwater environment and fly fishing with the clients he guides. From novices to highly experienced anglers, Richard can give you the fishing memories are made from.


Richard Mowforth

Contact details

Ph +64 21 081 89705 (international)

Ph 021 081 89705 (within NZ)
Email: twomountainstroutguide@gmail.com

Web: www.twomountainstroutguide.nz

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

Fishing waters

Richard is an experienced guide who guides on the major rivers in the Taupo region as well as the 40 small to medium sized rivers holding brown trout around Mt Taranaki.


Some of the rivers he guides on around Taupo are:

Read more about the Taupo Tongariro guided trips



The Taranaki waters he guides on are:

Read more about the Taranaki guided trips

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Half day fly-fishing
  • 3/4 day fly-fishing
  • Full day fly-fishing
  • Multi day trips
  • Beginners fly-fishing tuition

Young angler

Richard will design a trip for you in either or both regions (and even beyond) to ensure you get the best fishing on offer. Contact Richard with your thoughts and time you wish to fish

(The Taranaki region is open from 1 Oct to 30 April while Taupo/Tongariro region is open all year).

About your guide

Richard Mowforth is the head fly fishing guide for the Tongariro River Motel​ in Turangi. He has over 30 years fishing experience and has been fly fishing the Tongariro River, Taupo and Taranaki regions for more than 10 years.

He cherishes his time in freshwater environments and appreciates the connection with the natural environment that fly fishing provides - something he is keen to share with fellow anglers.

He enjoys the opportunity to wade up a river, go round the next bend and feel as though he is away from civilisation.

Indicative costs
as at 1 Oct 2017

Costs range from NZ$200 for a half day through to NZ$600+ for a full days fishing (which includes 8 hours fishing and pick up from Turangi or New Plymouth accommodation).

The price includes;

  • Guide fee
  • Pick up and drop off from Turangi or New Plymouth accommodation
  • Use of equipment 
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Digital photos (via email)

Note that a NZ fishing licence is extra.

See more about Taranaki rates>>> and Taupo rates>>>



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