New Zealand – Tongariro Lodge – Escape Winter and Find Summer

Experience, Quality, and Exceptional Value

We have represented Tongariro Lodge for well over three decades! As they head into their 37th season, now is the time to secure a trout fishing reservation at this venerable lodge. One week packages are $3,155, making this program one of the best trout fishing values in the world!

The 2018 – 2019 summer season Down Under saw some of the best cicadas hatches and dry fly action lodge guides and clients have experienced for some time from Tongariro Lodge. With a warmer than normal winter, large runs of trout are already in the Taupo tributaries; and with stable water flows, the fly fishing prospects for this spring and summer are excellent.

By mid-October over 50,000 prime-conditioned trout averaging three and a half to six pounds will have migrated up the world-famous Tongariro River from Lake Taupo, and the Lodge is once again looking forward to a stellar spring and summer season in all the Taupo tributaries.

On October 1, the backcountry streams outside of the Taupo rivers and streams open and the rainbows and browns tend to feed very aggressively early season. It is quite a sight to watch a feeding trout move 10 feet to engulf your fly! By November the days are long, and the sun is higher, making spotting and stalking conditions ideal. November – March is the prime time for dry-fly and wet wading up a stream and casting to sighted fish. Fishing with cicada imitations is considered by both clients and guides to be the ultimate dry fly experience—double-digit browns (over 10lbs) are landed every summer. Helicopter options can be fantastic at this time, and Tongariro Lodge has special access to large areas of private land, that provide anglers with helicopter access to fourteen wilderness rivers, that provide up to 60 KM of trophy fly-fishing for browns and rainbows.

December 1 is opening day on the isolated upper reaches of the Tongariro and Taupo tributaries. This always provides great angling for trout who have not seen by a fisherman for six months. A wilderness rafting trip on the upper Tongariro offers spectacular fishing at this time.

Make the most of current exchange rates and enjoy some of the best value fly fishing lodge rates in the world! Contact Frontiers for additional details and reservations.

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