• 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.










  • Client Comments

    Anglers have their say

    George Sinelnik displays his  Taranaki  small stream 5.5lb rainbow before releasing, this fish  fought hard and jumped many times!

    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.

    Another small stream, another big fish. Happy angler Gerard Gervaise shows  off his 5.5lb brown trout before releasing

    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

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    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.


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    Guided Fly Fishing Taranaki

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    Adam also guides in the Taranaki region of New Zealand.


    The Taranaki region offers an excellent uncrowded, unpressured fly fishing experience compared to some regions in New Zealand.

  • Rates, Options

    2017-2018 Season

    Full Day 7.30am - 4.30pm

    * NZ$700 for one or two anglers


    Price Includes;


    Pick up and drop off at Turangi or Taupo accomodation


    Lunch, light refreshments, juice tea and coffee

    All fishing equipment including wader hire

    Environmental interpretation

    Cultural interpretation

    Digital photos available if requested

    Casting instruction


    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.

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