Ruakituri River Fly Fishing

Ruakituri River Fly Fishing Guide.

Fly fishing the Ruakituri. I love it and you will too.

Hi, I'm Darcy Hamilton, a fly fishing guide to the world famous Ruakituri River, located on the East Coast of the North Island. I am passionate about people and their fishing experiences. I love fishing the Ruakituri River and you will too.

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Learn more about our exclusive Ruakituri River access, read more about the Experience.

Meet Darcy

Darcy has a real passion for the outdoors and loves sharing his knowledge about the area such as the local Maori culture and history. Darcy loves to fish the isolated waters of Ruakituri & Lake Waikaremoana, sharing these experiences with visitors to the area is a bonus.

Ruakituri River

The reason the Ruakituri is so good is that the majority of the river originates from the Te Urewera National Park.
At the top end, the river clears quickly after rain. Much of the river is easily accessed from the road and over private land. Darcy has long standing relationships from fellow land owners for permission and access to these exclusive fishing waters.

Kaikino Station

Kaikino station is 630 ha of East Coast hill country, running 3000 sheep and 600 cattle. It boundaries the Hangaroa river which meets up with the Ruakituri river at nearby Te Reinga Falls. The Hangaroa river is a good option to fish if the Ruakituri in the unlikelihood it is discoloured.

Ruakituri River Fishing Videos.

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  • Top Condition Fish

  • Great Fly Fishing to Be Had

Ruakituri River Experiences.

Ruakituri Flys & Nypmphs Supplied

Specialist Ruakituri flies supplied. These are especially made for the headwaters of this River. They ensure visitors have the best opportunity to land our big country fish, common in this area of the Ruakituri.

Country Lunch & Refreshments

At the end of the day enjoy smoked trout along with local wine and other refreshments in front of the brazier at Kai Kino.

Pick Up & Drop Off Transfers

Transfers from the airport or your accommodation in Gisborne can be arranged, and are part of the package. Enjoy your fishing and country lunch by the river, then return to your accomodation in the evening.

Graphite Rod & Reels Available

Darcy is happy to supply the essentials such as 6wt and 8wt graphite rods, large arbor reels, and specialist flies for the days fishing. Good river boots are always advisable.

If you need to purchase fishing equipment and other needs for the day, Darcy is happy to call in at  Hunting and Fishing Gisborne to organise this.

Accommodation & Kaikino Hospitality

Anglers are welcome to stay overnight at Kai Kino and experience outdoor ambiance in a rural farming family environment, with wine and freshly caught trout for dinner.

Or stay overnight in the Ruakituri valley, surrounded by the natural beauty of the river and farmland, reflecting on the days fishing.

Helicopter Landing & Headwaters Access

There is a good airstrip at Kaikino we also have some great access to land on the Ruakituri River. If clients choose to fly in from out side the district, the strip is 500 meters long and is safe for small aircraft.

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