The North Island

The North Island is an incredible destination for both its abundance of opportunities for high quality fly fishing, and other outdoor adventures. It’s the perfect stay-and-play destination for the outdoorsman. In addition to fly fishing, your stay will be action packed with options for activities such as hiking, shooting, paddling, and mountain biking. From Mount Maunganui alone, you can access more than 23 rivers and spring creeks, along with 16 lakes offering phenomenal sight fishing for monster wild rainbow trout.

The North Island’s brown trout fishing has flown under the radar, with locals preferring to keep hush about the monster trophy browns that inhabit the small, clear streams and creeks of the Bay of Plenty, a place that enjoys the most hours of sunshine in the country. While not many rivers hold these beasts – they definitely exist – and we can take you! 

Take a day off trout fishing and chase mighty marlin and tuna, or walk the endless flats for world record yellowtail kingfish. Cousins of the GT, these guys make bonefish look like puppy dogs, and are best targeted with poppers. For hunters, you have the option to walk up a red stag, fallow buck, or going wing shooting. 

We work with a wide variety of operations around the North Island including: remote fly fishing lodges, hotels, resorts, and campgrounds. Independent guides are also available to book for a chance to explore the hidden secrets of the island. Whether you are looking to book a family vacation, a day trip with a fantastic guide, or on a hunt for trophy trout, opportunities for adventure on the North Island are limitless.

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The North Island

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Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout5wt FloatingOctober - April
Yellow Tail Kingfish9/10wt FloatingDecember - March

The North Island is an incredible destination

for both its abundance of opportunities for high quality trout fishing and other outdoor adventures.

The North Island’s brown trout fishing has flown under the radar,

with locals preferring to keep hush about the monster trophy browns that inhabit the small, clear, streams and creeks of the Bay of Plenty.

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