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New Zealand Fly Fishing - world famous New Zealand trout fishing is only a short walk away!

New Zealand Fly Fishing: In New Zealand, trout fishing access to rivers is freely available, and large fish are caught regularly. River Birches Lodge is located just metres from the world-renowned Tongariro River.  A short walk away, one of the river’s most famous pools – the Major Jones – awaits the early morning angler. Pools fished by Zane Grey and the Duke and Duchess of York are accessible by walking tracks, or a short drive. Beyond the Tongariro lie many more rivers that have made trout fishing in the Taupo region rightly famous, both in New Zealand and around the world.

Local New Zealand fishing guides can lead you to the best spots. We can organise a fishing guide to suit your preferred type of fishing, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements through the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association.

River Birches has fly fishing equipment available, including quality rods, breathable waders and fishing vests with personal flotation devices to ensure your safety.

Related links

Fishing Reports

Taupo Fishing Report
Tongariro River Motel Daily Report
Taupo, Tongariro & Turangi Trout Fishing Report
Sporting Life - Turangi

Weather Reports

Met Service Taupo weather report