The ultimate fly fishing experience is being surrounded by spectacular scenery and casting a dry fly over a big, wild trout in a crystal clear stream. At Poronui we aim to provide that experience to our guests every day, whether by 4WD or helicopter fly out. We can also arrange lake fishing by private charter boat on Lake Taupo.
The Ultimate Challenge
A helicopter flight deep into the mountains will uncover some of the most legendary and challenging fly fishing in New Zealand.
These are trophy waters where huge trout cautiously cruise in deep clear pools. These fish can be picky!
The angling can be technically difficult - demanding stealth, knowledge of the current, and an accurate cast. But when all these factors combine, the reward is likely to be the catch of a lifetime.
Walking and 4WD access
All of our guides operate 4WD vehicles. The easily accessible waters on the property offer an opportunity for the classic fly fishing experience of stalking and sight casting to browns and rainbows in shallow, clear water.
The helicopters based at Poronui provide easy access to many of New Zealand’s most famous mountain streams. While legendary rivers like the Ngaruroro and the Rangitikei are just in the next valley, there are many more remote streams only a short flight away, that go unnoticed, and unfished.
While it is not necessary to fly by helicopter to experience great fly fishing at Poronui, we recommend a flight into the surrounding mountains for the ultimate exhilarating experience.
Overnight Camp Outs
For the more adventurous angler seeking the ultimate outdoor experience we recommend staying overnight at one of our streamside camps. Whether cosy in a mountain hut or sleeping under canvas the experience of a star-littered sky above, the crackling of the campfire, the taste of bush brewed coffee and the sound of nearby flowing water - holding the promise of tomorrow - is unbeatable.