After many years of guiding and teaching anglers the subtle art of fly fishing, I have found that women quickly master the techniques fishing a river all on their own; it’s just the wading that tends to make them a little nervous.
Flyfishtaupo.com offer packages for individuals and groups. The small class size of four people gives us the chance to work closely with each participant and allows for individual attention from our guides.
Fishing schools are designed specifically for women allowing for a relaxed environment but most importantly, a fun fishing experience. Each clinic is tailored and planned and with the importance of being in an environment focused on improving your abilities with others.
Whether you are an absolute beginner wanting to give it a go, or you are already experienced but wanting to continue to gain knowledge, the fishing clinics provide the perfect opportunity to mix with like-minded people who share a love of the outdoors.
You’ll learn about the anatomy of a river, where to look for fish, best techniques to use for a particular type of river, hooking, playing and landing the fish. We will also teach you how to tie your own flys on, construct a leader, and as mentioned, how to wade safely.
The trips are meticulously planned and we provide everything from camp gear, fishing tackle, food and two or three full days of guiding but is a summer activity running from October to April.
Highlights of the course include:
- Instructions in casting, reading the water, knot tying, equipment selection, wading and safety on the water.
- You will have plenty of on-stream time with your instructors as well as time to fish on your own.
- The two day school allows participants to spend the evenings talking about the day’s fishing, along with possibly making new friends to go fishing with.
- Flyfishtaupo.com provides everything you need and we will be supply a detailed checklist of what needed in relation to personal items prior to departure.
Other options can include:
Two or three day luxury camping trips to some of the most remote parts of the North Island where the fishing is simply spectacular and scenery that defies words.
Your Guide – Brent Pirie
I have been fly fishing and guiding both professionally and for fun - and my passion hasn’t waned since hooking my first trout. In fact, many of my clients see my hand shake when they hook into a trout be it their 1st or their 100th.
Teaching fly fishing has been a natural progression to my passion as it gives me the opportunity to show others how it’s done and share in the pleasure I get from walking the river banks hunting for that elusive trout.
Your time spent with us means it will be instructional and extremely informative. We are patient and love fishing but most importantly we enjoy sharing our knowledge about the Taupo Rivers and trout with you.
Most importantly fishing has to be fun so we will ensure that you have plenty of that along with lasting friendships and memories.
If you are just starting out and want to see whether fly fishing is for you then you need not purchase anything. Flyfishtaupo.com clinics provide everything, all the waders, Sage rods, tackle and any other equipment you need and is all covered in the cost of your trip. If you do have your own fishing equipment, then please bring it along as it’s easier to practice when you get back home.
Here at flyfishtaupo.com we have negotiated an extremely good room rate at a local hotel. You can choose to have a single or twin share room and prices will reflect your option.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and you are close to town should you wish to walk and explore the vibrant city if Taupo. We expect that you will either stay the first night before your clinic commences and return home on the Sunday afternoon, however this can be changed upon booking your clinic and any changes may affect the price.
If you are arriving by air we will arrange to have you collected at the airport and returned at the end of the clinic to meet your flight at no charge.
Breakfast, morning and afternoon teas and lunch are all provided for you during the clinic. We have arranged to dine at one of Taupo’s local restaurants with a two course meal included in the price of the clinic. Some wine is included but if you need further re-hydration then this is on you.
You will be picked up and returned to your accommodation at the end of the evening to if we do choose to dine out in town.
Prices are available upon request.
We have one very simple rule, the cost of the clinic is all inclusive and everything from the equipment needed, your fishing license, morning and afternoon teas and lunch for both days are included. The only additional cost will be when you finish your days fishing you might want to share a bottle of wine at one of the fine dinning establishments in Taupo.
We have designed three packages, each covering something different. Dates are optional and depending on which class you wish to take it also depends on your current ability as courses are structured to enhance your existing abilities.
The courses on offer…
- Introduction to fly fishing – beginner to novice
- Novice to advanced
- Advanced angling school plus wilderness fishing trip – summer only
Advanced angling school plus wilderness fishing trip – summer only
Flyfishtaupo.com offers something extremely special when it comes to fly fishing when we take you to one of the many remote rivers around the central plateau region of New Zealand.
We helicopter to the specific river but the style of fishing is predominantly dry-fly due to the summer months were you are chasing both rainbows and brown trout.
Flyfishtaupo.com offers camp trips into some of the remote parts of the North Island for two or three days fishing. The fishing is simply spectacular and the scenery is indescribable.
The trips are meticulously planned and we provide everything from camp gear, fishing tackle, food and two or three full days of guiding. This is a summer activity, October - April.
When camping you are housed in extremely comfortable and warm tents or huts depending on the river selected, you can be assured that you will be comfortable.
Flyfishtaupo.com provides everything you need and we will be supply a detailed checklist of what needed in relation to personal items prior to departure.
Prices are available upon requests
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