North Island

The North Island is an incredible say-and-play destination due to its abundance of opportunities for high-quality fly fishing, and other outdoor adventures. In addition to fly fishing, your stay will be action packed with options to hike, shoot, paddle, and mountain bike. From Mount Maunganui, alone, you can access more than 23 rivers and spring creeks, along with 16 lakes offering phenomenal sight-fishing for monster wild rainbow trout.

The North Island’s brown trout fishing has flown under the radar, with locals preferring to keep hush about monster trophy browns inhabiting small, clear streams near the appropriately named Bay of Plenty. While not many rivers hold these beasts, they definitely exist, and our network of lodges and guides can take you there.

Take a day off trout fishing and chase mighty marlin and tuna, or walk the endless New Zealand flats for world-record size yellowtail kingfish. Cousins of the giant trevally, these guys make bonefish look like puppy dogs, and are best targeted with poppers. If you also hunt, you could pursue red stag and fallow buck, or spend some time wing-shooting.

We work with a wide variety of operations around the North Island, including remote fly-fishing lodges, hotels, and resorts. Independent guides are also available and can you can join them to explore the island’s hidden secrets. Whether you are looking to book a family vacation, a day trip with a fantastic guide, or a full lodge experience while hunting for trophy trout, adventure opportunities on the North Island are limitless.

Get in touch today to start planning your next fly fishing adventure!

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