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Welcome to Rotorua Trout Guide. Based in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. We offer guiding fly fishing and boat fishing trips throughout the Rotorua District. We also offer saltwater fly fishing in the nearby harbours in the Bay of Plenty...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 27 339 7468
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent winter fishing, Awesome guide, Beautiful city! My wife and I skedattled out of Idaho for New Zealand’s Rotorua last August. Beautiful country and city. Wonderful people especially my fishing guide. He will accommodate a good time for you even in the off season. Incredible...More

Thank Brent R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I spent a day with Julian in April 2018. I was touring through New Zealand and wanted to try out New Zealand fly fishing. Julian gave me two options of either catching more fish but smaller or taking a little longer drive and catch less...More

Thank jmutah
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I came to New Zealand in January 2017 and desperately wanted to do some fly fishing in some of the world's most pristine water. I found myself quickly becoming a target of commercial operations and hotel packages. Luckily I found Julian through recommendation. He set...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and i wanted to say thanks to Julian for an awesome days fishing out of Taupo. Julian is a top notch guide who took us straight to the fish. Although my skill level was not high enough to land all of the fish...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What an incredible trip! Fishing my way through New Zealand on a working holiday visa I fished all over the country especially the South Island, when I came up North i didn't know what my plan was. After consulting a few friends I was given...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Julian definitely knows some great spots that you can always find some big trouts. He knows everything you need to know about fly fishing that makes an experience of to be remembered for ever!!! Thanks heaps Julian.

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JulianDanby, Owner at Rotorua Trout Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Soroush! Thanks for your review. I really enjoyed showing you around one of our fisheries of the Rotorua District. . Hopefully you pick up the fly rod and try some of your local fisheries in Aussie!! Thanks again!! regards Julian

Reviewed 15 September 2017

A 50th birthday present. Great day on the Whirinaki with Julian - not only caught some nice fish but picked up some key tips which resulted in a much better strike rate whilst out on my own - even landed (and released) my first 10lber...More

Thank Andrew S
JulianDanby, Owner at Rotorua Trout Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks Andrew. Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Congrats on catching a 10lb fish. It's a special moment. Regards Julian

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Never fly fished before, but Julian took two of us on short notice for the half day trip. Really professional, had all the top quality gear and taught us the basics and got us fishing in no time. Caught 3 good sized Rainbows and missed...More

Thank James W
JulianDanby, Owner at Rotorua Trout Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for your review! See you next time fly fishing in Rotorua. Best Regards Julian

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Father and two sons spent two perfect days fishing with one of the best guides in New Zealand. Julian improved our fishing skills in a couple of hours, and we caught fish and had an amazing experience. Heli fishing with Julian is one of the...More

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JulianDanby, Owner at Rotorua Trout Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Great trip Lads!! See you next time in Rotorua for a fly fishing adventure. Regards Julian

Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I spent a day with Julian in the streams around Rotorua - many fish were caught, much fun was had, and we owe it all to him. Highly recommended, and we will definitely go back next time we are in NZ.

Thank jstear2016
JulianDanby, Owner at Rotorua Trout Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Appreciate the kind review. Look forward to seeing you for another fly fishing trip in Rotorua. Regards Julian

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30 May 2016|
Response from JulianDanby | Property representative |
Greetings. 1/2 day- NZD400 . Full day NZD700. Thanks Julian