Fly Fishing Clinics NZ

The fly fishing clinics at Poronui are aimed at introductory through to intermediate anglers.

Why Try a Fly Fishing Clinic?

When you start fly fishing, it’s important to get the right advice so you don’t develop bad habits. Our fly fishing clinic is fantastic for anyone starting out in fly fishing and is also highly recommended for the more experienced angler looking to improve techniques.
Casting technique lessons at Poronui Fly Fishing Clinic

What You Will Learn

Learn all the essentials – from how to assemble your tackle and select a fly, to landing your fish. Get a thorough understanding of fundamental casting techniques as well as knot tying and leader construction.
For the experienced angler learn a variety of casting techniques progressing to the roll cast and even the double haul. We’ll teach you how to play a fish, how to read water and provide a basic introduction to aquatic life in the rivers and streams of New Zealand. You’ll develop an understanding of the fishing skills required to successfully land trout in the different types of water in New Zealand. Leave Poronui confident, ready and capable of catching fish in rivers and lakes.
For the fly tying enthusiast, an introduction to fly tying will also be covered after dinner one evening.

Fly Fishing Clinic at Poronui - fishing lessons for anglers of all levels

More than a Fly Fishing Clinic

This is an ideal opportunity to learn the art of fly fishing or simply develop or perfect your casting skills with a professional fishing guide. Combine that with great food, New Zealand wines and elegant accommodation in our fly fishing lodge.
Our professional Poronui fishing guides are skilled tutors, and passionate about the outdoors. They have indepth knowledge of New Zealand flora and fauna and local history. Enjoy their company while learning or fine-tuning your fly fishing skills.
We supply all fishing gear – waders, boots, rods, reels, leader, tippet and flies but please feel free to bring any of the above.


Day 1
Arrive in time for lunch
Orientation and meet your guide
Fly fishing clinic – including casting, knot tying and a casting demonstration and video
Day 2             
Full day of guided fly fishing
Fly tying clinic in the evening
Day 3             
Full day of guided fishing
Or, Half day of guided fly fishing and a one hour massage in the afternoon
Day 4             
Depart following a leisurely breakfast

This package includes:

  • Three nights share twin accommodation
  • Professional fly fishing guide as tutor
  • Pre dinner drinks and canapés
  • Two course dinners each evening with a focus on fresh local produce
  • Country breakfasts
  • Picnic lunches
  • Personal laundry service
  • Fly tying clinic in the evening
  • Two days guided fishing or one and a half days guided fishing and one hour massage
  • Fishing licences
  • All equipment supplied if required.

Once You have Perfected Your Casting Technique…

As an optional extra, book the helicopter for a day of heli fishing in the surrounding mountains - the ultimate exhilarating experience. The remote mountain freestone streams offer an opportunity for the classic fly fishing experience and anglers can expect to fish in seclusion and cast to resident wild fish that have rarely seen a dry fly. Cost available on request.
The Poronui Fly Fishing Clinic is only available between 15 March and 30 June and 1 October to 31 December.
To experience the magic of fly fishing at Poronui in New Zealand, you can make a booking inquiry for our fly fishing lessons by email. Alternatively call us on +64 7 384 2080 or contact us with your inquiry.  

To discriminating anglers, Poronui is an historic fly fishing lodge where they go fishing for superb NZ brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters.

To sportsmen, Poronui is a supreme hunting lodge where they can hunt majestic deer in a hauntingly beautiful landscape. To others, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can relax or explore 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness.

To match the premier quality of the outdoor experience, Poronui offers three supremely comfortable accommodation options: the legendary Poronui fishing lodge, luxury camping down by the Mohaka river at Safari Camp or stately Blake House - the choice of celebrities, captains of industry and royalty.

Whether your passion is New Zealand fly fishing, hunting or hiking, our guests talk of the magic of Poronui – the breathtaking location, the genuine Kiwi warmth, and the camaraderie they share with guides and fellow adventurers.

Come and experience the legend of Poronui.

PO Box 1941, Taupo 3351, New Zealand Telephone +64 7 384 2080 Facsimile +64 7 384 2054 ©Copyright Poronui 2012