Aotearoa Safaris and our sister companies Blazing Paddles and Fly Fish Ruapehu are based on the banks of the Whanganui River, well known for some of the best trout fishing in the world. This stretch of river hosted the 2020 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships and the 2009 World Fly Fishing Championships among others.  Both brown trout and rainbow trout can be caught here.

Join our fly fishing guide, previous NZ champion Peter Scott, for expert tuition at secret fishing spots known only to the locals and experience the moods of our rivers as they run through bush blocks and farmland. 

For the more experienced angler, choose a trip into absolute wilderness, to the headwaters of the Whanganui or Whakapapa Rivers.

We also offer a premium fishing experience down the Whanganui River by Jet Boat.

All equipment and transport provided. We are happy to help you obtain a fishing license if needed.

Visit for our guided fishing adventures.

Our Fishing Experiences

What we provide:

Waders, Boots, Fishing Gear, 
Transport from our base to river and return

What to bring:

Current Fishing License, Food & Drink, Sunglasses, Sunhat

Add Fly Fishing to your Safari

You can either contact us to book or visit to book your fly fishing experience