Shane French /

February 4, 2013


Hey All,

Welcome to the Taupo Fishing home page. This web site is dedicated to getting you onto trout in the Taupo, Central Plateau district. Please  contact me for free advice on anything to do with Trout Fishing in the area, or for a more up to date river report. I am always happy to reply to questions.

DSCF0153Although I no longer guide, I am more than happy to give the few names I do trust as guides, out to anyone needing tuition, or just to be put onto trout.

I have recently deployed a “shopping cart” on my web site under “Shop”. The Nymph patterns I am selling have been “thoroughly field tested” for many years, I am now making them available to you. If you want Nymphs that continuously catch trout, in all conditions and in many different river systems, then my fly selection is for you.

I am a Chef and have always loved “Meat Rubs and Seasonings” for the past thirty five years I have been responsible for the meat at barbeques. Something so simple as a Meat Rub, can turn an ordinary Chicken thigh or Rump Steak, into  a different meal all together. I sell these with great confidence as I know you will enjoy the taste.

DSCF0400If  you would like your catch smoked, then I have the equipment and knowledge to take care of that for you. All trout brought to me, need to be accompanied by a trout license holder. I will remove the Bones and using special methods only known to me, will gently smoke your fish and vacuum pack it for freshness. For anyone requiring this service, please contact my home base with the number supplied, in the contact page. Under special circumstances I will do late order smoking.

So please have a look around my site and hopefully in doing so, it will help you along the way with your fly fishing journey.

I will leave you with some of my favorite photos of the past 6 months


Regards Shane