Prices/fishing options 2024-2025 season

Fly fishing options available with expert Hawkes Bay trout fishing guide, Tony Hildesheim. Let me put together a guided trout fly fishing trip on one of our excellent Hawkes Bay rivers.

Overview

  • Guided day fly fishing trips by four-wheel drive vehicle to sight fish local Hawkes Bay rivers and tributary streams using Tony’s specialty dry fly/nymph fishing rig.
  • Overnight guided fly fishing on the famous Ruakituri River in northern Hawkes Bay. Stay in farm accommodation above the Erepeti Gorge.
  • Backcountry fly fishing on Hawkes Bay headwater and tributary streams.
  • Guided fly fishing on the Tongariro River. Very good fishing all year round, particularly in the New Zealand winter months when trout are running up these rivers from Lake Taupo to spawn.

See also: Hawkes Bay trout fishing photo gallery

Key points

  • Full-day guiding fee NZD $650 for 1 to 2 people
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation by 4×4 vehicle
  • Includes Fly fishing equipment as required
  • Includes cut lunch and refreshments at day’s end
  • Gift voucher available
  • Trout fishing licenses are not included.

Fly casting lessons

  • First lesson: $90 for 2 hours
  • Follow-up lessons: $60 per 2-hour lesson
  • We recommend at least 2-3 lessons.

See also: Learn fly casting with Tony Hildesheim

Multi-day trout fishing & accommodation packages

Option 1: Fish Hawkes Bay Rivers
  • Two nights/two days guided trout fishing.
  • Stay in a private self-contained studio on the banks of the Clive River.
  • $1600 for 1 or 2 persons
Option 2: Three-day Ruakituri River Backcountry Trip
  • Stay 2 nights/3 days guided trout fishing.
  • Explore the amazing Ruakituri River in northern Hawkes Bay.
  • Stay in a farm shearers quarters on the upper reaches, just a short drive from the best pools.
  • $2000 for 1 or 2 persons
Option 3: Tutaekuri River Farmstay Fishing
  • 2 nights/3 days guided trout fishing.
  • Stay in a farm cottage with private river access
  • $ 2200 for 1 or 2 persons
  • This package is available for 1 or 3 nights also
Option 4: Tukituki River fishing
  • 2 nights/2 days guided trout fishing.
  • Stay Riverstones Lodge
  • $ 1600 for 1 or 2 persons
Option 5: Tongariro River Fishing
  • 2 nights/3 days guided trout fishing.
  • Stay at Creel Lodge, Turangi (next to Tongariro River )
  • $2200 for 1 or 2 persons

All holidays include Napier Airport pick-up and drop-off and all trout fishing transport. All lunches are included in the guiding fee. Morning and evening meals extra.

Backcountry North Island Fly Fishing with Tony Hildesheim

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.