About the New Zealand Fly Fishing Company and founder Gary Lyttle

Clients tell us they like our approach because we understand what they really want to get out of their New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Anyone can take you to a river to cast a fly. Its the little extras given in the service and the subtle assistance delivered from an experienced professional that can take your fishing trip to that higher level of being truly unforgettable.

Our vision is to share our love of New Zealand's amazing trout fishing and scenery with like-minded anglers from around the world.

Our goal is to deliver customised New Zealand fly fishing experiences that achieve the fishing dreams of our clients. We can't promise you'll land that monster brown trout, but we'll get you close enough to present a fly to it. We can't guarantee you'll hook 20 fish a day, but we can take you to a spring creek where its possible to hook dozens of wild rainbows on a dry fly if the conditions are right.

Myself and my wife Tina have been in the fly fishing business for over 13 years now, owning our own retail fly shop, guiding, and wholesale fly fishing business's in the UK before our move to New Zealand over 7 years ago now .

Back in the UK I wrote for over six years for two major UK magazines and ran fly tying, casting lessons, and guided fly fishing trips on both stillwaters and rivers throughout the UK.

I had dreamt of living in New Zealand since the age of fourteen years old, my uncle used to send me pictures, books and post cards of the fly fishing, hunting and outdoors in New Zealand and I made it a life time ambition to get here.

Since our arrival we have explored hundreds of stunning lakes and rivers throughout the North and South Island and we feel that the Taupo district is the most central location for some of the most diverse fly fishing in the country.  It is also one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the North Island.

Over the last few years I have also got involved in the competitive side of fly fishing and have had the honour of representing New Zealand at International level.

During this time we have guided many of our existing clients from all over Europe and the States on New Zealand's infamous rivers and lakes .

The business we now run has been built up purely on repeat bookings and recommendations year after year.

Our daughter Kelly, now a teenager also used to fly fish and was once featured in the Scott fly rod company catalogue, alas like most teenagers other things are now of more interest.

Our 11 year old boy Mackie is an avid fly fisherman and is now a fully affiliated member of the exclusive Caddis Gang.

We made our dreams come true when we came to this country .

Let the NZFC make your dreams come true for you !!!

Gary Lyttle - Guide