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  Eastern/Rotorua Region Fishing Guides

The following fishing guides offer guiding on the lakes and rivers of the Eastern and Rotorua region. Some are members of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association (NZPFGA) which has a website at www.nzpfga.com.

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Dennis Ward

Join Dennis Ward for a trout fishing experience of a lifetime. Dennis specialises in wilderness fishing on remote rivers with access by helicopter and in dry fly fishing the clear waters of the Rotorua district.

Rotorua Trout Guide

Rotorua TroutFishing Guide

Julian Danby is a dedicated angler who has a vast knowledge of the huge range of fishing opportunities that exist in the Rotorua region with its large lakes, remote backcountry rivers and small spring fed creeks he is able to tailor a fishing adventure to suit you.


Miles Rushmer Guiding

Miles Rushmer Guiding

Miles Rushmer Guiding (MRG) specialises in fresh water and salt water fly fishing in the sunny Bay of Plenty, and is the top provider of double figure trophy brown trout in New Zealand.

Bay of Plenty

Murray Downie Flyfishing New Zealand


Murray Downie takes both novices and experts to his top fishing spots. He offers a variety of services from salt water fly fishing to helicopter or raft into remote and inaccessible waters to catch trophy trout.



Be Guided

Be Guided

Specialists in drift fishing (in a canadian canoe) and suitable for novices through to highly skilled anglers, Dave of "Be Guided" offers a great service and extensive knowledge of a wide range of waters.


Tony Murphy

Tony (Bones) Murphy

Tony (Bones) Murphy offers you a trout fishing trip of a life time. Based in Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sun, Tony has access to many top brown and rainbow trout fishing rivers and streams in this beautiful location, including the Ruakituri River. (NZPFGA Associate Member)


Motu Fishing

Motu Fishing

Simon Hustler takes you fishing on the tranquil and remote waters of the Motu River and hidden trout streams nearby.


Davis Canning

Davis Canning has a long acquantaince with the Ruakituri River  area and extensive local knowledge both of the fishing spots and the eventful local history.

Havelock North

Darcy Hamilton

Darcy Hamilton Guiding

Darcy Hamilton, has fished the Ruakituri River for over 30 years and offers his extensive knowledge of this world class river as a guide. He is passionate about people and their fishing experiences and loves sharing his knowledge 



David Dods

David Dods is a world renowned professional fly fishing guide who has been fishing the Eastern region for over 45 years. He offers guided trips for all levels of angler, with access to local fishing waters by foot, 4WD, boat or helicopter as desired.

Patutahi, Gisborne
Afforable tuition and guiding

The Trout Man

An angler committed to passing on his love of fishing, Harvey Clark offers fishing for beginners, backpackers and budget travellers, families and senior citizens at at very affordable rates.

Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Crusie and Fish


Cruise and Fish

Cruise and Fish has the expertise to provide you with personalised trout fishing adventures on the legendary lakes, rivers and streams from Rotorua. Options include multi-day helifishing to drive in, whatever your experience. Take a look at our premium charter options on Lake Tarawera for serious fisho’s, friends and family get-togethers.



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