Fly Fishing Adventures

Our Motto: Safety, Fun, Fish

Wild Water Wild Trout

Come fly fish New Zealand on Lake Taupo and the world famous Tongariro River. Popular New Zealand fishing guide Shamus Petrie fishes 200 days a year in the mighty Tongariro River, Lake Taupo and a myriad of backcountry rivers and streams.Shamus can show you where trout are and how you can catch them on your New Zealand fly fishing holiday.

Shamus guarantees you a genuine New Zealand fishing adventure, whether you’re nymphing for silver tackle-busting rainbows, sight fishing a dry fly for wily brown trout, or just enjoying New Zealand’s birdlife and spectacular scenery.

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Shamus believes fly fishing is fun, enjoyable by everyday people, and a great way to experience New Zealand. Whether you are a first-timer, or an experienced trophy angler seeking challenging sight fishing in pristine clear water, Shamus works hard to ensure you experience safe and enjoyable fishing.

Non fishing partners are very welcome – whether learning to fly fish, or just enjoying a special adventure on their New Zealand vacation.

Turangi: Rainbow Trout Capital of the World

Shamus guides from Turangi, a town at the southern end of Lake Taupo. Turangi anglers fish the world-famous Tongariro River, Lake Taupo, and surrounding backcountry streams.

Lake Taupo and Turangi are frontier towns offering fishing, rafting, hiking, horse riding, thermal pools and bush walking. Taupo and Turangi are also gateways to the stunning volcanoes and ski field in the Tongariro National Park. Lord of the Rings fans know Tongariro Park as ‘The Land of Mordor’ and ‘The Mountain of Doom’.