Team Tuesday - Andrew Christmas, Taupo Trout Guide

Manic Mate and all-round good bugger, Andrew Christmas, is a fishing guide in the central plateau and goes by the name of Taupo Trout Guide. He is based is Taupo / Turangi and would have to be one of the busiest guides we know.

This can only be testament to what he does and offers to his clients, returning or new. Andrew is the guide that is consistently putting his clients onto fish. In the summer time he specialises in sight fishing for large brown trout on the rivers and streams of Lake Taupo.

Andrew operates year-round and is very experienced with a massive knowledgebase of fishing the lake run fish of the Tongariro River and other Lake Taupo tribs. Some of New Zealand’s best back country fly fishing is here and accessible by helicopter which Andrew offers as well.

Andrew has a great taste for fly fishing equipment and you will be fishing in style with great gear from Scott rods, Simms waders and more. So whether its casting to a sighted monster brown trout with a Cicada or catching some silver bullets of the Tongariro river you’ll definitely want to explore the region with Andrew Christmas.