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Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures

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About Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures
Kiaora and Welcome,my name is Dion James and we offer Guided Trout fishing Adventures based in the Rotorua Region North Island Aotearoa NZ. We pride ourselves on showcasing an Epic Sight fishing adventure to many of our beautiful lakes and streams to Big Wild Brown and Rainbow trout in abundance. Together with my wife Mihi we are of a proud Maori heritage belonging to the Ngati Tuwharetoa (Taupo) and Te Arawa (Rotorua) tribes and we would like to extend a warm welcome to you our Manuhiri (Visitor) onto our beautiful Tribal Whenua (Lands) There isn't much better than experiencing the thrill of sight fishing. Watching a Big Wild Trophy Brown trout chase your fly. So come experience an authentic adventure!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the privilege of fishing with Deanna and James last Saturday in Rotorua. We planned this trip eight months and advance, and Dion did not disappoint! With water level is low, gin clear water, hot temps, and 2 inexperienced fly fishers,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend getting in touch with Dion James if you are interested in fly fishing in the Rotorua area. I'm an experienced bass fisherman, who has picked up fly fishing about a year ago. In a half-day with Dion, I learned a ton about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 18 January 2019

I’ve been filming fishing programmes all over the world for the Discovery Channel on some of the most iconic rivers on the planet. Today’s experience on the Nungataha River alongside my wonderful guide Dion James has to be one of the best sight casting angling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angler1812
Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Thank you so much Robson! You’re an absolute legend in the fishing fraternity and it was an honour to guide you in my backyard. I wish you the very best on your travels around the globe and I hope to see you again someday! 😊🎣

Reviewed 10 January 2019

Dion was an amazing guide who helped two "over sixties" have a successful fishing experience! He was knowledgeable and sensitive to our fitness level. He was particularly good to a cancer survivor who had several disabilities. He was patient but not condescending and helped us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Today was one of those lifetime experiences my family will never forget. My wife, 12yr old son, and myself had the opportunity to have Dion teach us fly fishing and hook & land some trophy worthy Brown & Rainbow Trouts. He is a local who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thanks so much! I had a blast hosting you awesome bunch onto our waters. Loved that family competitiveness! Hope to see you all again some day! Kia Kaha - all the best!

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We had our first fly fishing experience with Dion who took us to one of the streams near Rotorua and we had a perfect day! Dion is very easy going and it was all about what we wanted to do. The stream he found was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mverleun
Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Cheers guys was good morning. All the best!

Reviewed 19 December 2018

This is Trout fishing at its best, especially with Dion's experience, knowledge and know how. If you want to experience what NZ trout fishing is all about, this is the man. Doesn't matter if you experienced or a beginner. We had an amazing and unforgettable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aadilwaja
Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Cheers Aadil! Look forward to catching up again soon!

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks Dion for the great day out on the lake. You have made me catch the fly fishing bug. See you as soon as i get in more practice with the casting. Cheers Cedric :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Cheers mate and all the best!

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Ever since I started fly fishing, I had heard of the legendary New Zealand waters. For the past many years I have been reading countless magazines, articles online, and watching videos of the beautiful sight fishing for big trout that New Zealand is so famous...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KyleE656
Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Cheers Kyle it was a great day. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have to say that this was hands down one of The Best days of my life! Like any angler, i've often dreamed of pulling in a monstrous trout from a pristine, placid water in some remote corner of the world. Dion James helped me...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank erinjacques
Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Your very welcome! Thankyou so much for allowing me to host you onto our beautiful waters my indigenous friends! All the best!

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