HYDRO EXPLORER TOUR

Waikato Hydro Lake novices fishing their way to the source

Who are the Trout Ticklers?

Most of the Trout Ticklers grew up a stone's throw from the Waikato River or Lake Karapiro—but between Lake Karapiro and Lake Taupo are 6 other Lakes that we knew very little about, even though major roads cross or run parallel to many of them.

What is the Hydro Explorer Tour?

A little investigation revealed that the Hydro Lakes hold a lot of trout, with each giving you the possibility of a trophy trout. A shared love of fishing was the motivation to embark on the Hydro Explorer tour—a consecutive trout fishing exploration of the Waikato Hydro Lakes.

Need a Waikato trout fishing guide?

If you're wanting a Waikato fly fishing guide, we recommend Rob Vaz, a mad keen angler based in the Central North Island with over 20 years of guiding experience. Rob has represented New Zealand in competitive fly fishing for over 15 years and was the national champion in 2003.
 

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