The Ultimate Raft/Fishing Adventure

Tongariro White Water

Rafting New Zealand are proud to offer the ultimate Tongariro fly fishing trips in conjunction with Andrew Christmas Fishing Guides. Tongariro River Fly Fishing and Rafting on the spectacular Upper Tongariro River is the ultimate Kiwi water activity. This water opens for angling and Tongariro fly fishing trips every year on 1 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 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 this summer and want a NZ water activity that you will remember for years to come, grab your best mate and get in contact now to book your guided Tongariro River Fly Fishing and Rafting trip. If this water activity sounds just like you but you don’t require a fishing guide, check out the unguided version of this Tongariro fly fishing trip. 1 day raft fishing in paradise not enough? Simply make your Tongariro River Fly Fishing and Rafting trip into an Overnighter and camp on a beach for the ultimate wilderness experience!