Catch New Zealand Brown and Rainbow Trout with Experienced Local Guides

New Zealand Fly Fishing for Rainbow and Brown Trout from Rotorua with Cruise and Fish 

Cruise and Fish Rotorua, formally Hamill Guiding, are your fly fishing specialists for the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty region. Whether a short drive from your accommodation to a local spot or a helifishing adventure into a remote backcountry stream, we can offer a package to suit your ability and dreams. No matter what your experience level, Cruise and Fish Rotorua have the expertise to provide you with a personalised fly fishing adventure for Brown and Rainbow Trout on the legionary rivers, streams, and lakes in the Rotorua and Taupo regions of New Zealand. John is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and complies with their constitution for Health and Safety, Department of Conservation, Public Liability Insurance and Code of Ethics when it comes to looking after you.  

Rates from Rotorua

1/2 Day Guided Fly Fishing: $575 for up to 2 people on the local streams and lakes, includes light refreshments and equipment.

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing: $975 for up to 2 people on the rivers, streams and lakes of the central North Island, includes lunches, refreshments and equipment. 

Full Day helifishing: from $1950 for 2 and includes the cost of the helicopter. Consider the various options for making this a two-day trip to take advantage of the cost for the helicopter.

These are our base packages and are a guide. Options to fish the remaining Bay of Plenty rivers and streams from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are also available, especially those arriving on cruise ships and wanting a day tour. 

The rates can vary depending the time of year so please enquire.

Licence rates for 2018 / 2019.

As there have been substantial increases and changes from Fish and Game please have a look at the PDF link on our Rates page

An awesome dry fly day with this rainbow jumping into the net on a helifishing experience from Poronui Lodge. Excuse the raw footage. Thanks to Brian Kelly and Dave Wood for the entertainment!! 


We can supply all the fishing equipment you require but if you can please bring the following to make your day more comfortable.

•    Clothing for both warm and cool conditions (New Zealand's weather can be a little unpredictable at times!!)

•    Wet weather gear.

•    Polaroid sunglasses.

•    Cap or wide brim Hat.

•    Sunscreen lotion.

•    Insect repellent.

•    Wading stick (optional).

•    All clothing should be dull or neutral coloured.

For more info about the gear and fishing follow this link to the general info page


We take yours and our safety seriously and as stated above we comply with the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association commitment to your safety to comply with New Zealand's WorksafeNZ and Maritime NZ regulations. As we often fish in remote areas for extended times we carry an EPIRB on all trips, your guide is trained in first aid and a medical kit is always on hand.

There are always many factors that can influence your success on any given day so I suggest a stay of at least 3 days and if the weather should disrupt your plans and from Rotorua (follow this link) there is never a shortage of places and sights to take your mind off home and work.


This You Tube video was on a river not to far by helicopter and produced a huge amount of fun for Craig and Steve