|Stonethrow lodge offers guided fly fishing tours & accommodation. Learn the secrets to catch big new zealand trout from our expert fly fishing guides|
Stonethrow Fly Fishing Lodge specialises in custom made fly fishing vacations. Your hosts Charlie and Nadine try to differ from other New Zealand fly fishing lodges by making your New Zealand fishing holiday more relaxed in a friendly, easy going rural atmosphere. Our aim is to make your fly fishing vacation a memorable experience.
Stonethrow Fishing Lodge is 10km from Taumarunui in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. We’re 3 hours south of Auckland Airport and only 2 hours south of Hamilton Airport which takes international flights from Australia.
The modern fishing lodge is a studio apartment separate from the owners’ house. It is comfortable and well appointed with Sky TV, wireless broadband and is spacious and private, making the perfect resting place after a great day fly fishing. Relax in the evening, just a stone throw from the river, watching the trout rise to an evening hatch.
For non fly fishing companions there are many local activities listed on our activities and attractions page from kayaking the Whanganui River right next door, to day trips to see some of New Zealands fabulous scenery and unique places.
Our goal at Stonethrow Fly Fishing is to give you a great fly fishing vacation. It all starts at your choice of time with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast you’ll meet your guide and we’ll get you outfitted in waders, boots and your choice of tackle.
We then drive through some beautiful farmland and maybe a stroll through stunning native bush to a secluded seldom fished New Zealand river that is full of an even mixture of Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
You’ll be instructed by our fly fishing guide, if you wish, as to the best method to entice the trout to your fly or nymph, after wrestling fish all morning your fishing guide will then serve you lunch on the riverbank - this is the perfect time for a siesta.
At this time of the day the sun is directly overhead, some trout are seen more readily and the excitement builds as the day passes. The photo moments in the afternoon are worth the wait as New Zealand rivers are spectacular at the end of the day.
You will then bid farewell to the river for the day and head home to share the days events over an ice cold beer or a great New Zealand wine. After your evening meal you may want to watch the fantastic evening rise, as the trout are literally a stone throw from your door. The current record from the pool in front of Stonethrow Lodge in one hour is eight fish! Come and break the record! A few hours rest and do it all over again!
New Zealand Fly Fishing Guides
At Stonethrow Fishing Lodge we have several fly fishing guides that specialise in different areas to make your New Zealand fishing holiday a success and will cater to your every need while on the river. Our fishingguides are serious fishaholics and are usually found on a great New Zealand river when not working, often calling these trips prospecting when anyone queries their sanity.