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Cruise And Fish Rotorua
Rotorua, New Zealand

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John Hamill is the operations manager and owner of Cruise and Fish Rotorua and has been a full time professional guide/ skipper since 1996. John has specialised in fishing adventures in the central North Island's Lakes, Rivers and Streams. John grew up fishing in this area with skills passed on from his father Bill Hamill. Bill co founded a hunting and fishing store from a love of game bird hunting and fishing and it still carries his name today Hamill’s NZ. John has taken the passion that Bill had and followed it into guiding. Bill Hamill’s favourite lake was Lake Tarawera and is still John’s, there is something special about the bush and mountain as a backdrop to the fishing

From the total beginner to the expert, John loves sharing the passion that is fishing. With over 50 years of fishing experience, John is committed to your enjoyment of your fishing adventure with him.

John’s favourite times are sight fishing for wild rainbow and cunning brown trout in crystal clear waters surrounded by our beautiful native bush; the stealthy stalk up the river and to first spot your fish before tempting it with a dry fly or nymph is heart in the mouth exciting. This is the reward is what fly fishing in New Zealand is famous for. Sighting and casting to these wild trout will leave snapshots in your mind for the rest of your life.


Species
Brown trout
Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Game fishing
Game fishing
Spinning
Spinning

Seasons
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Feb
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Dec

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price per person per day
$621.48
Languages
English
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Terms of payment
  • Fly fish 1/2 day - Drive in - $550 - 1 or 2
  • Fly fish full day - Drive in - $950 - 1 or 2
  • Fly in package - $690 - 1 or 2
  • Full day ex Rotorua
  • Plus helicopter cost.
  • Fly in Package - Full day drive to helicopter base then fly (Lower helicopter cost) - $900 plus helicopter - Total cost is approx $1900 to $2200 for the day. - 1 or 2
  • Cruise and Fish charter options on Lake Tarawera. - Cruise and Fish on Lake Tarawera. - Light refreshments included on all charters. Meals by arrangement. Liquor licenced with a range of NZ wines and beer available. - $275.00 per hour boat rate for up to 8 pax -
  • (minimum suggested time is 3 hours) - For groups of 8 or more there is a crewed rate of $295 per hour. - 10 fishing - 20 cruising
Cancellation
  • If a cancellation is received within 30 days, a 25% fee is charged.
  • If a cancellation is received within 7 days, a 100% fee is charged.
  • If we are able to fill your cancelled booking there is no forfeiture fees.
  • We are not always able to fill cancellations; we suggest adequate travel insurance to safeguard against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause the cancellation of the booking.
4 Reviews
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BK
10 Nov 2015

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We've fished with John for 8 years now and he has become our "go to" guide in the North island. You will not find a more thoughtful or considerate guide, or one who is more fun to hang out with during and after fishing. A real mate.

Craig A
08 Nov 2015

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John Hamill from Cruise and Fish offers a fantastic day out on the water in some of New Zealand's most unspoilt locations, wether fly fishing the back country streams or aboard his catamaran on Lak... Read more

Travis Barnett
06 Nov 2015

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We've been out several times on Lake Tarawera with John and have found each experience to be more enjoyable than the last. Both his local and fishing knowledge are second to none and we have caugh... Read more

Debbie Cory
04 Nov 2015

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John made our first experience of trout fishing on Lake Tarawera a very memorable day. He a great personality who is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. And he should be because... Read more

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