Trout & Fly

The world famous and highly regarded trout fishery of Rotorua is a necessary part of any serious trout fisherman’s travel itinerary to New Zealand.

Guide Julian Danby, Friend of Epic and member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association can provide several fishing experiences to extend your Epic fishing experience while in New Zealand.

Options to ask us about include.

  • Rotorua Lake’s Trout Fishing – Jigging, trolling, harling, spinning.
    Featuring Jigging, a high tech and very effective method for targeting rainbow trout in the Rotorua Lakes
  • Backwater trout guiding
    Venture into the beautiful back country around Rotorua to cast fly<

  • Or, if you can’t get enough of the NZ kingfish how about trying Saltwater fly fishing for kingfish in the Bay of Plenty harbours. This has taken off as an effective way to chase kingfish in the shallow water of our harbours.

Keen to try you luck on a trout fishing experience. Book a day on the water with Epic and we can help arrange an Epic trout trip as well.

Saltwater fly fishing is relatively new to New Zealand. If you are an experienced fly fisher person and would like to experience the awesome power of a New Zealand Kingfish on a saltwater fly. Let us know. Book an Epic Adventures charter and we will help arrange your next challenge. Saltwater fly fishing for Kingfish!

Jigging is not new to Epic Adventures customers. How about Jigging for trout! Let us know you are interested when you book an Epic Adventures charter and we will arrange a trout jigging experience for you too!

Our day out with Epic was in fact truly ‘Epic’! Chase our skipper was impressive all around. A young skipper who seemingly out fished all the other boats in our vicinity on the day. Being a fisherman myself and seeing the way he put us on the fish and managed multiple hook ups with these beasts was amazing. 17 kingis caught on the day and we smoked 5, just enough to keep our families well feed for Christmas! I’ll be back for sure. Adam (kiwi living in China).

Kiwi in China

Would just like to say a huge thank you to Ryan, it was tough start to the day finding it hard to get on the livebaits and then technical problems with the gps, but Ryan dealt with this professionally and although a tough start he got us back to shore to have the gps fixed,and back out there in no time to pick up some more live baits and onto some cracking kingy fishing. I found him very knowledgeable and good company. An all round epic experience and I will  definitely be coming back for another go! Hope you all have a good Christmas and New Years, If I could have a copy of the photos sent to me that would be great.Tight lines, Thanks, Tom

Huge thank you

Perfect day out, the skipper was excellent, food provided delicious and caught a lot of fish. I thought the booking, service a Perfect day out, the skipper was excellent, food provided delicious and caught a lot of fish. I thought the booking, service and day was faultless and certainly recommend EPIC.  The day was faultless and certainly recommend EPIC.


Best experience of a fishing charter ever!!! Owen rocks! Awesome!! Already recommending people!!! Nicole


Great day out with Capt Chase aboard Epic. Straight on the fish and good kingis all round. Nick

Straight into it!

Good trip, good boat, very good captain and big nice fish


Julie and I had a awesome time, our expectations for the fishing trip were exceeded. Our skipper Owen was the key to success with his tireless effort keeping the boat in the right place and friendly advice on fishing technique and our scenic trip on the way home. This was an epic adventure, thanks, Simon

Expectations exceeded

Great day out at sea, will highly recommend it as a must do, if you love fishing. The skipper knew his stuff and really looked after us. Elva

Must do!

What an awesome day!! My son and I went out with Chase and had one of our best days on the water. We caught 11 big Kingies and a couple of huge snapper. Chase was excellent at putting us right on the spot – boats around us were catching nothing while we were hauling them in. Thanks for a great experience.

What an amazing day! Paul

What a day…lived the dream and caught monster Kingies! Great boat, fantastic gear, experienced skipper, very satisfied customer… Hope one day to go back for more!

Lived the dream. Luke