Trout fly fishing guide in Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay provides wonderful trout fishing locations. Experience this world-class trout fishery with renowned local expert trout fly fishing guide Tony Hildesheim.

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All of our rivers are ideal for fly fishing with nymphs and dry flies to sighted trout. We also cater for less experienced or learner anglers by using spinning rods and reels, which can be very effective. We guide trout fishing expeditions throughout New Zealand’s famous North Island east coast and central plateau regions.

We are based on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island near Napier and Hastings in Hawkes Bay. It is only one hours flight or six hours drive south of Auckland city.

The art deco city of Napier has a domestic airport and offers a variety of accommodation options. From here I can take you to some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing rivers and magnificent countryside to help you catch really nice rainbow and brown trout.

My speciality for catching trout in Hawkes Bay rivers is sight fishing tributary streams and main rivers using a three fly nymph fishing rig, the method uses two nymphs and a stimulator dry fly as an indicator and trout catcher.

Whether you are an experienced international fly fisherman or a local kiwi angler, experience for yourself how successful this method works by booking a guided day trout fishing trip today.

  • Trout fishing day trips: Let me put together a day trout fishing trip on one of our excellent Hawkes Bay Rivers or the mighty Ruakituri River that will suit your style, ability and time.
  • Lodges/overnight fishing trips: There is a number of rivers and lakes that can be explored for 2-3 day’s that have riverside accommodation and are only within 1 to 3 hours drive from Napier.
  • Backcountry fishing: Some of the rivers are excellent to tramp up and camp out for a night or two.
  • Saltwater fly fishing: Casting flies from a boat (or from shore) to unsuspecting saltwater fish is an absolute blast when hooked up. Target species are kahawai, kingfish, tuna, trevally and snapper.

Hawkes Bay is one of the New Zealand’s great trout fishing regions. Hawkes Bay rivers, lakes, backcountry streams and spring creeks all offer fantastic opportunities to fish for trophy wild brown and rainbow trout.


Let us guide you on a trout fishing day trip or multi-day fly fishing backcountry adventure designed to suit your style, ability & time. Book or enquire about fly fishing for trout in Hawkes Bay with Tony Hildesheim today.