Dream Streams Trout Fishing

The Central North Island of New Zealand has both Rainbow and Brown trout; Rainbow trout were introduced from California in 1883 and Brown trout from Scotland via Tasmania in 1867.

No one can be certain why trout in New Zealand grow to the size they do. It is most likely a number of conditions: such as unpolluted waters, a lack of natural predators, an abundance of aquatic life and an unpressured existence, that when combined create the New Zealand Fly fishing Experience.

Described as the "Angler's El Dorado" by the American novelist and angler Zane Grey, this unspoiled paradise of the South Pacific has become one of the world's most acclaimed and productive trout fishing regions.

Dream Streams is based at Lake Taupo, on the Central Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, which is an easy 45 minute flight or a leisurely four hour drive south from Auckland.

Dream Streams prides itself on offering top quality guiding services, hospitality andaccommodation at their own Roanoke Lodge.

Christine Hamilton: Fly fishing for 25 years and a gourmet cook specializing in innovative New Zealand cuisine using home grown vegetables and fruit as much as possible.

Many of our guests consider Christine's meals the best they've had in New Zealand- this may help explain the extraordinary number of return bookings each year from all over the world!

Your Guide: Ross Hamilton

Ross has been Flyfishing for 35 years, and has been a guide for the past 10 years in the Central Volcanic Plateau, King Country, Hawkes Bay and Southern North Island. He has guided for Poronui Ranch for six years and assists Peter Fordham with looking after David Lambroughton's fly fishing groups. Ross specializes in summer wilderness sight-fishing through helicopter or 4x4 access and the winter spawning runs of big rainbows and browns out of Lake Taupo. Ross has also fly fished in the USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Outer Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan and is an expert snow skier offering the additional winter option of guided snow skiing.


Fishing Available

  • Freshwater fishing

Sole Charter Day Rate

From NZ $635.00

Additional Information

Winter fly fishing in Taupo rivers for spawning browns and rainbows @ $500 per day, up to 3 pax.

Helicopter and overnight camping on wilderness streams a speciality. Price on application


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Surrounded by bush-clad volcanic mountains, beautiful Lake Taupo is Australasia's largest freshwater lake at 46 x 18 kms and up to 164 metres deep!
Large Brown and Rainbow trout abound within and in surrounding rivers in this region

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