2 years ago
Dion has intimate local knowledge of trophy trout in the Rotorua district. Still waters and streams, browns and rainbows, where, when and how. If you want the big fish package highly recommend Dion, a patient and insightful guide who knows how to keep his cool when the action hots up. A1 top bloke to spend a day with on the water in one of the best freshwater fisheries on the planet.
- Ben L
2 years ago
Had a stunning day being guided by Dion James from Rotorua Sight-fishing Adventures today. Dion's knowledge both on the river and at the lake made for a very successful day with a number of fish caught including my first Rotorua brown which was also a personal best! The highlight was sight fishing the mouth of the Ngongotaha which was a completely different experience to all my previous sight fishing and finished the day on a high note. Dion is an engaging, patient & knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour and I can highly recommend him to anyone wanting to have a memorable trip fishing Rotorua!
- Kerry R
2 years ago
For many years I’ve been filming my fishing show on some the most extraordinary rivers on the planet. Today’s experience on the Nungataha River alongside my wonderful guide Dion was absolute angling alchemy. Sight fishing for wild trout at its best. For me it’s all about the experience and how it makes me feel. As I’m writing this I have that wonderful overwhelming sense of wellbeing because of being able to live life in the moment doing something I genuinely love. Get hooked up with Dion you’ll be pleased you did. ROBSON GREEN🐟😎🎣
- robson g

Guided Trout Fishing Adventures

Nau mai haere mai and welcome

Let Local fishing legend Dion James guide you on a trout fishing adventure to remember. He’s Lived and fished locally for nearly 20 years and has the luxury of fishing these waters for years gaining invaluable local knowledge and a reputation for catching the infamous big wild Rotorua Brown trout.

Rotorua has a superb unique fishery, home to both wild rainbow and brown trout available in abundance in the region boasting 13 fishable lakes and many spring fed streams. With Lake Rotorua being one of the shallowest and populous of trout lakes in NZ, the intense summer temperatures warm the lake up driving trout to congregate in mass numbers into the stream mouths and streams to seek refuge. This is where the fishing can be spectacular, especially in the small crystal clear spring fed tributaries with Brown trout averaging a healthy 6-7lb and growing into double figures, being able to see them and sight fish for them is what the regions fishery is renown for. If that’s not enough the cooler months are equally superb whilst the fish stay upstream to spawn in mass numbers it is a sight to behold in a once in a lifetime adventure!


Full day Adventure 7-8 hrs $650 per person
Half day Adventure 4 hrs $350 per person

Additional anglers $50 extra

Price Includes transportation from any local accommodation. Fishing gear provided. Lunch provided (On full day Adventures)

Season duration: December 1st - June 30

Fishing license to be arranged prior and can be purchased from the Fish&Game NZ website or any local fishing store. 







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