The response to the rafting blogs has been so good we decided to spoil you again with the most popular anglers raft fishing trip in NZ – the mighty Tongariro.
The following video clip prepared to snare tourists gives some idea of what to expect in terms of rapids, etc.
Comparatively anglers get all this but stop overs at all the hot spots between the rapids. The only access to these pools is by raft. The only access to these pools is by raft. OK? Raft fishing is far more leisurely and provides for all levels of fitness and ability and suitable for all ages. Also ideal as a family trip to combine a big day out with fishing remote back country pools. The best time is early in the new season – from December on – so book now!. TRM’s video of a trip organised with guide Kiki a few years ago provides another taste of what to expect.
More information on this Tongariro option by Rafting NZ is as follows:
Tongariro Ultimate Raft Fishing – Season: December – March
Rafting New Zealand are proud to offer the ultimate Tongariro fly fishing trips. Fly Fishing and Rafting on the spectacular Upper Tongariro River is the ultimate Fly Fishing adventure. This water opens for angling and fly fishing trips every year on the 1st of December.
It is only really accessible via the river which means you get into untouched water to fish for resident and spawning fish. December and January are popular months for this water activity as the upper river holds huge numbers of trout at this time of year due to late-spawning fish from Lake Taupo.
This is a great water activity for fly fishing enthusiasts wanting peace and solitude and/or if you are looking for an adventure fishing trip, combining awesome river rafting down many exciting rapids with beautiful scenery and of course excellent fishing. So grab your best mate, your wife or even the whole family – there is plenty to do for people who don’t fish. They can sit back in the sun on the warm sand, enjoy a good book, as well as swim in the refreshing water, before helping to tackle the next rapid to get you to the next fly fishing hotspot.
From a fishing point of view we work on 1 or 2 anglers per fishing guide to enable us to cover the water properly for you and give you the best service. Anglers with varying capabilities are welcome, as the upper river provides great opportunities for everybody and is flexible for the use in all methods of fly fishing, from wet-lining and nymphing to dry fly in the afternoon sun. Nymphing is our most preferred method and this will ensure many solid hook-ups from deep swirly pools that even the best Polaroids can’t penetrate. A large terrestrial dry fly with a small natural off the bottom would also be a great option in the summer with good numbers of cicadas and great evening mayfly hatches.
On our fly fishing trips, your professional NZ river guide will expertly navigate you through the rapids and deliver you at the pristine fishing pools, where your fishing guide (Guided Option Only) will take over so you can get stalking in the gin clear water. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge and skills, small client-to-guide ratios (2:1), our excellent customer service and the quality of our fly fishing trips.
So if you are looking for a totally different experience with your fly fishing, that you will remember for years to come, grab your best mate and get in contact now to book your Tongariro White Water Fly Fishing Adventure.
Un-Guided – do you have all your fishing gear? happy to tie your own flies & know how to fly fish? then our “Un-Guided” Raft fishing option is probably the best one for you. On this service we provide a professional Raft Guide and Raft to get you safely down the river. With our “Un-Guided” Raft/Fishing trip you can select from the additional options list below if you require any essential gear.
(Based on feedback by guests, TRM recommend the “un-guided” option as the raft guides already know all the best pools and the fishing is that easy. If you need any additional fishing gear then it is free to TRM inmates)