Lower North Island & Taranaki regions

The lower Central North Island has a number of excellent rivers including the large and well known Rangatikei River. Generally this region tends to be lowland type rivers and streams running through farm land providing excellent brown trout fishing and dry fly opportunities.

The Wairarapa region fishery is dominated by a major river system, the Raumahunga River and a number of sensational wilderness headwater rivers emanating from the Taurarua mountains. Northern Wairarapa has a number of lowland streams that are renowned for their dry fly fishing.

The Taranaki region situated on the central west coast of New Zealand's north island offers excellent fly fishing for trout. This region has more than forty small to medium size streams and rivers that originate from the beautiful Egmont national park. The Taranaki region offers a largely unpressured fishery and an uncrowded back country angling experience.

All the members listed on this web site have the following vital accreditations:

  • Current  first aid certificate
  • DOC Concession to guide on the DOC estate
  • Audited Health & Safety Plan
  • Public liability insurance

Glenn Beach

Glenn can be contacted via his website or +64 021 305219

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Adam Priest

Adam grew up fly fishing the rivers, streams and lakes of Taranaki and New Zealand, where he developed a passion for this recreation and a keen interest in ecology. Over the years Adam has been employed in many guiding roles within the tourism industry.
These roles include professional heli-fly fishing guide for the famous Cedar Lodge ( Makarora NZ), Guide for extended camel treks (central and southern Australia) and Interpretive Whale Watching Guide ( Head of Bight, South Australia).

More recently Adam has been employed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (South Australia) as a Adventure Caving Guide and Interpretive Officer.
Through his experiences Adam has developed a detailed knowledge of the natural world around him. He possesses an intricate understanding of seasons, geographical and ecological factors crucial for planning successful days of fly fishing on the river or lake.
Adam takes his role as guide seriously and is dedicated to maximizing your angling experience. Although based in Taranaki, Adam is very knowledgeable about nearly all trout fishing areas of New Zealand.
Adam has other hobbies, which include salt water fly fishing, fly tying, snow skiing and surfing. Adam offers a range of guiding options.You cna contact Adam by clicking on the link to his web ste below, or call him on +64 275 038 335

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Johnny Gummer

Johnny owns and operates Altitude Fly Fishing, specialising in providing anglers the best chance of success to achieve their angling goals.

Based out of Palmerston North which is very central in the lower North Island, Johnny has the ability to utilise water in the Manawatu, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and Central North Island regions.

From large lowland rivers with very high numbers of both rainbow and brown trout to the remote and beautiful small spring-fed or backcountry style streams with more challenging but less fish of larger size, there is plenty to choose from. These unique places have been Johnny's home waters for nearly 20 years.

Join Johnny for an unforgettable angling quest. His commitment is to offer a professional and memorable experience, with a central focus to raise your angling skills and chance of success to all new altitudes.

With nearly 10 years in competitive fly fishing, representing New Zealand at a World Championship level and being an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor, Johnny has the technical, analytical, and relatable teaching skills to help you improve your overall skill-set as an angler and give you the best possible chance of setting the hook on your dream fish.

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