About Us

About Dennis:

Golfer, hunter, scuba diver, fresh and salt water enthusiast, Dennis Ward's real love is dry fly fishing the clear waters of the Rotorua District. He enjoys stream and river guiding with fly fishing enthusiasts. Dennis also operates and all-weather boat for lake trolling on the many lakes in the Rotorua area and is devoted to the capture of the large trout of Lakes Rotoiti and Tarawera.

Can you imagine beautiful native bush, crystal clear lakes, rivers and streams, with abundant, large trout so plentiful you could take it for granted? Well, it's all here and in just a few miles radius of Rotorua.

Local Rotorua streams produce tremendous numbers of trout. To spend a while in this fishing paradise can make a person almost completely forget the world they came from. You come as an alien and you go leaving a part of yourself behind - desiring to return again and again - many do.

Dennis provides:

  • Expert advice and local knowledge gained from 25 years fishing
  • A modern, all weather boat and vehicle fully equiped with up-to-date gear
  • All tackle and fishing licences
  • Light refreshments
  • Reasonable rates (available on request)

You provide:

  • Warm, casual clothing and a camera
  • Contact Dennis to experience it for yourself:

6 Manuariki Ave Mobile: 027 284 9889
Ngongotaha, Rotorua Phone/Fax: 07-357 4974
New Zealand email: troutwithwardie@gmail.com


February 2005 will be my fourth trip to New Zealand since 1996, to fish with Dennis. My son Bob has accompanied me twice and will make the February trip, also. If fly fishing is your passion, a stint with Dennis in NZ will establish a new plateau. We did mostly heliocopter fishing which gave us access to the more remote areas. The beauty of NZ and the spectacular rivers is part of the whole fishing experience - you have to see it to believe it.

Dennis is the consumate guide - he puts you over fish, knows the right flies and most important, he's a lot of fun to be with! Dennis believes that fly fishing is meant to be fun.All details are taken care of so that you have the best time possible.

The guest house on Dennis's property, is the perfect place to stay. Robyn, Dennis's wife, makes sure all the amenities are available so that you stay is comfortable.

If you're looking for the best in fly fishing for trout, I urge you to contact Dennis and have a go at it.

Bill King

Stratham, New Hampshire

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