Rainbow trout are native to the westward draining rivers of North America and also to the Kamchatka Peninsula on the western side of the Pacific Ocean. Stock introduced into New Zealand were brought from North America as early as 1883.
Although they were not as easy to establish as brown trout, self-sustaining populations of rainbow trout are now widespread in New Zealand and form the backbone of the popular and highly valued fisheries that occur in the lakes and rivers of the central North Island.
Paddy is like no other — he is the outdoor expert:Paddy Clark - Trout fisherman
Paddy spent 7 years as Head Fishing Guide for Poronui Ranch, an exclusive North Island hunting and fishing lodge
He's a Qualified NZ Forest Ranger
He has spent 14 years as a professional deer hunter and fur trapper
3 years working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea
Paddy has been a professional fishing guide for the last 27 years.
Paddy will enable you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors at its very best with a wilderness adventure that will take you to the most picture perfect places in the central North Island of New Zealand—streams not often visited by other fly fishers and yet are readily wadeable.