Fly fishing guide Adam Priest offers professional guided fly fishing services on the Tongariro river and in the Taupo region of New Zealand.
Adam is a qualified, fully accredited New Zealand Professional Fishing Guide Association member.
About Your Guide
Adam grew up fly fishing the rivers, streams and lakes of New Zealand where he developed a passion for this recreation and a keen interest in ecology.
Adam first fly fished the Taupo region and Tongariro river as a teenager and has since developed an excellent knowledge of the area and learned the best fly fishing techniques to catch fish.
Over the years Adam has been employed in many guiding roles within the tourism industry, these roles include heli-fly fishing guide for the famous Cedar Lodge (Makarora,NZ) in which he guided many high profile clients, guide for extended camel treks (central and southern Australia) and Interpretive whale watching guide (Head of Bight, South Australia).
More recently Adam has been employed as an adventure caving guide and Interpretive Officer for the Department of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources (Kangaroo Island, South Australia).
Through his experiences Adam has developed a detailed knowledge of the natural world around him.
He possesses an intricate understanding of seasons, geographical and ecological factors crucial for planning successful days of fly fishing on the river or lake.
Adam takes his role as guide seriously and is dedicated to maximising your angling experience.
Adam has other hobbies which include salt water fly fishing, fly tying, snow skiing and surfing.
Anglers have their say
George Sinelnik, Montana, USA
Hey Adam, Thanks for the great photos and a very memorable days fishing in New Zealand. Already planning a return visit.
Gerard Gervaise, Qld, Australia
"My day fishing with Adam in the Taranaki region of New Zealand was one of the best fishing days of my life. Adam was very particular of the integrity of my line, changing flies often until the right one would deliver. Above all the fish did not seem to have been under a lot of pressure previously...I'll be back"
Taupo and Tongariro river Fly Fishing
Fly fish the famous waters of the Tongariro river and Taupo region.
Great Lake Taupo is the second largest lake in Oceania and since the release of trout in the late 1800s the lake and its tributaries has proven itself as one of the best trout fisheries in the world.
Lake Taupo's major tributary the mighty Tongariro river has attracted anglers from all over the world for many years.
Whether it's to fish for the resident fish during the summer months or to fish for spawning run fish in the winter months, the fishing is excellent and much of the river is open year round.
Average trout size in the Tongariro is 2 to 4 pound but many fish are caught over 10 pounds in every season.
Lake edge fishing is another option mainly in the summer and autumn months.
Taupo and Turangi are both good bases to explore and fish the Taupo region, Tongariro and other rivers.
Full Day 7.30am - 4.30pm
* NZ$700 for one or two anglers
Pick up and drop off at Turangi or Taupo accomodation
Lunch, light refreshments, juice tea and coffee
All fishing equipment including wader hire
Digital photos available if requested
Multi Day (two full days)
*NZ$1100 for one or two anglers
The second day includes a 40% discount from full day rate
Additional cost Doc fishing licence- Adult NZ$20 per day
Contact Adam for other options and trips to other regions that can be arranged and personalised to your needs.
Images from Taupo and other regions of New Zealand