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Cruise and Fish Rotorua

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A trip for the history books !!!

I went fishing in Lake Terawera with Dave when he was working at Treetops lodge. I went there for... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Combatfisher
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Taipei, Taiwan
Young son a convert thanks to John!

John took Josh (9) and Carl (>9) out on Lake Rotorua to teach them to fly fish. Both caught... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
Joanne H
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San Diego, California
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13 Aug 2016
“A trip for the history books !!!”
6 Mar 2016
“Young son a convert thanks to John!”
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FISHING charters and cruises on one of Rotorua's most scenic lakes, Lake Tarawera. Come and have some fabulous family fun, team building or a special occasion and enjoy its unique thermal springs and it's famous rainbow trout fishing from 1 Oct to...more
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I went fishing in Lake Terawera with Dave when he was working at Treetops lodge. I went there for my 50th birthday in hopes of catching 1 big trout that I would remember for life ! Dave made that dream happen. When I went there,...More

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FishRotorua, Owner at Cruise and Fish Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Just a note since Trip Advisor will not remove this review and has confused a few people about which boat they will be on: Dave was working for Treetops and not for us at this time or on this job. He was not a Maritime...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

John took Josh (9) and Carl (>9) out on Lake Rotorua to teach them to fly fish. Both caught beautiful trout and learned a ton. Josh is now a convert and has been looking forward to fly fishing the small lakes in our area. It...More

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FishRotorua, Owner at Cruise and Fish Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Thank you so much Joanne, time fishing needs a big rubber band on the minute hand just to slow down the hours to enjoy it more. Just as well Josh has time on his side. He, like me, is going to enjoy the longest apprenticeship...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

I had the pleasure of fishing with Dave Robinson on a small Creek in New Zealand and the day was one if not the best day of fishing I have ever had. He is very personable, knowledgeable and knows the stream very well. We had...More

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FishRotorua, Owner at Cruise and Fish Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Dave is an outstanding guide and certainly makes a day to remember. Thank you.

Reviewed 8 December 2015

We had the privilege of joining John recently for a fly fishing cruise on the scenic and placid Lake Tarawera. He is a friendly chap who is very passionate about nature and one of the local experts on trout fishing, with a reputed 100% hit...More

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FishRotorua, Owner at Cruise and Fish Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Thanks you so much for the accolades. A fun afternoon. You are a wonderful family R & A.

Reviewed 10 June 2015

We spent nearly 5 hours with John. Our first time fishing for trout on the beautiful Lake Tarawera. John's boat is plenty big enough for 6 -8 people to fish from. His local knowledge of trout fishing techniques and spots was invaluable. At no time...More

Thank RobAuckland67
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Catching huge rainbows off a luxury yacht, this doesn't suck. Great day mate. Americans had blast. This guy is an expert fishing guide.

Thank samiller8
Reviewed 20 February 2015

My wife and I had the privilege of going out on a full day of guided fly fishing with one of Johns partners in action, Dave. I had the pleasure of meeting John, and he was extremely friendly and pleasant to be around, however, Dave...More

Thank FlyMasterSweet
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We spent the afternoon with some friends on the boat (Cruise and Fish) on Lake Tarawera in January, 2015. John was an excellent captain, tour guide and all round nice guy. The boat is well decked out with all the mod cons, and with some...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2015

I took my family and 4 overseas visitors for a 4 hr trout fishing and swimming expedition to bathe in the hot water at hotwater beach. The children has a great time and the youngest .was the first into diving off the boat into the...More

Thank Trouty2014
Reviewed 26 December 2014

I had a great experience with Dave fishing some special water. He is very knowledgeable was very helpful in getting me into fish. I would book with Dave anytime.

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