Brent Pirie

Your Guide

The first time I ever hooked a trout with the rod bending in half I was totally addicted to a sport that has captivated me. I would drive of hours, spot the trout and fish until the light had gone then drive back home. Crazy? You bet.

You may ask if guiding is work -not for me! Guiding is just an extention of a passion I have for fly fishing and sharing my knowledge with clients so they can experience the natural beauty that only the wilderness of New Zealand has to offer. Often I find myself apologising to clients that my office furniture is somewhat minimalistic but the views from my window are just spectacular, so its not the catching, its the environment, stalking the runs then theres the peace and scenery - the magic of the wilderness.

Having learnt to fish as a young fellow it wasnt until my early 20's that I found the wonder of fly-fishing, so it was very fortunate that my career as a broadcaster, spanning 25 years, allowed me to indulge in my passion. After moving to Taupo in the early 90's and having a change of career as Events Marketing Manager for the district, I still managed to find time to guide for an exclusive lodge until I made the choice to fish full time.

I pride myself on providing the best possible experience for all my clients through understanding and appreciating indvidual needs and requests, be it their first time, regular visitors or experienced anglers who want to land that trophy trout, it's giving them the best possible experience.

I have developed friendships with clients that I am proud to know with many returning to fish with me time and time again.

I look forward to the opportunity to fish with you, to share my passion and show you the fantastic scenery Taupo and New Zealand has to offer.

'Beneath a calm surface you sense the slow-swimming potential. A flash of bright silver and the age-old game begins.' Friedrich Ackermann (1903-81)

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