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Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures

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New Zealand Dream Sight Fishing Come True

Ever since I started fly fishing, I had heard of the legendary New Zealand waters. For the past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyle E
Trophy Brown Trout Dreams Come True

I have to say that this was hands down one of The Best days of my life! Like any angler, i've often... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
erinjacques
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Kiaora and Welcome,my name is Dion James and we offer Guided Trout fishing Adventures based in the Rotorua Region North Island Aotearoa NZ. We pride ourselves on showcasing an Epic Sight fishing adventure to many of our beautiful lakes and streams to Big Wild Brown and Rainbow trout in abundance. Together with my wife Mihi we are of a proud Maori heritage belonging to the Ngati Tuwharetoa (Taupo) and Te Arawa (Rotorua) tribes and we would like to extend a warm welcome to you our Manuhiri (Visitor) onto our beautiful Tribal Whenua (Lands) There isn't much better than experiencing the thrill of sight fishing. Watching a Big Wild Trophy Brown trout chase your fly. So come experience an authentic adventure!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ever since I started fly fishing, I had heard of the legendary New Zealand waters. For the past many years I have been reading countless magazines, articles online, and watching videos of the beautiful sight fishing for big trout that New Zealand is so famous...More

Thank Kyle E
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have to say that this was hands down one of The Best days of my life! Like any angler, i've often dreamed of pulling in a monstrous trout from a pristine, placid water in some remote corner of the world. Dion James helped me...More

Thank erinjacques
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I was absolutely hopeless at fly fishing, Dion was extremely patient and his keen eye, and local knowledge led us to pools full of hungry fish. His guidance helped me to hook 10 fish, and allowed us to bring home two awesome sized rainbow trout....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Dion James is an awesome Guide. He was very accommodating to my schedule and worked around the rough weather we had. He picked us up at our vacation rental and took us straight to the streams. I was worried about the streams being blown out...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Dion James made first flyfishing experience fun and productive. Bringing home two large and delicious rainbow trout for the family dinner. A wonderful day out learning to spot and target the fish in the wild, choose the right flys and ultimately land some delicious fish....More

Thank Joel D
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Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks Joel it was a great day! All the best buddy ☺

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Santa sprung a huge surprise and arranged for my sons and I to go fishing with Dion James of Rotorua Sight Fishing Adventures on the 27th. Fantastic day. Dion is a legend. Thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Cannot speak highly enough of his skills...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

28th February 2017: I had "crack a day" on the Ngongotaha Stream with Dion James - one of the nicest guys I've ever met:-) And a superb fishing guide! We started the day by catching some rainbows, but I wanted to catch a big brown...More

Thank Anders B
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Dion J, Owner at Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Cheers Anders! Was a great half day session and I look forward to seeing you again mate. Tight lines 🎣 Dion

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

When you choose Dion to take you on you're next fishing adventure,expect High quality service,and world class fishing with a nice friendly atmosphere. Never a dull moment with this guy,he is always willing to ensure a great day out ,show you some expert fly fishing...More

Thank rankin308
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Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thanks mate, Its been a great few years. Looking forward to the years ahead on your return. ;) Regards Dion

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

With Dions local knowledge and awesome personality you are in for a great days fishing . He is in tune with where the fish are and what they are eating . The two days my mate Josh and I had with him were full with...More

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Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Cheers Mate, Cant wait to head back up in search for the Gold bar that got away! Looking forward to another round of action again. Regards Dion

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Dion will put you on the trout of your dreams. If you like to hunt for stalk for big trout in skinny waters then Dion is your guy.

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Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Cheers mate, Was a good trip i enjoyed watching the action unfold! See you again soon. Regards Dion

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