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Trout Fishing Farmstay

Trout fishing farmstay

A wonderful location with two top rivers on your doorstep

The name says it all: a great fishing venue on a working farm.

This angler friendly farmstay accommodation has superb year-round fishing for both rainbow and brown trout right on the properrty. In fact the Waihou and Waimakariri Rivers on the farm were two of the 2008 World Fly Fishing Competition venues.

Top of the line fishing rods (both fly and spinner) are available free of charge for guests and an experienced guide can be arranged if required.


  Trout fishing farmstay

Pauline Laboyrie


357 State Highway 5


Contact details

Phone: +64 7 883 1333
Fax: +64 7 883 1339
Mobile: +64 27 226 6788

Email: troutfishingfarmstay@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.troutfishingfarmstay.co.nz

Local fishing waters

Waihou River

Waimakariri River


As well, the farmstay is a great place to base yourself to explore and fish the many waters around Tirau, Rotorua (25 minutes drive) or Taupo (50 minutes drive).


Fishing the Waimakairiri


Trout Fishing Farmstay is marked on the upper Waihou River map. It is:

- 5 kms south of Tirau

- 25 minutes from Rotorua and the Rotorua lakes fishing

- 50 minutes from Taupo and Lake Taupo


Travel south from Tirau for 5km towards Rotorua on SH5. A1 Trout Fishing is opposite the museum and honey shop.


A working dairy farm on 75 hectares of attractive, rolling country where:

  • Numerous fishing competitions are held, including the 2008 World Fly Fishing Competition
  • A professional count found 1000 fish per kilometre of river making it one of the most prolific fisheries in the country
  • Fishing licenses can be arranged when you arrive.
  • You are just five minutes from the prosperous township of Tirau with its variety of unique shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • Sightseeing and fishing are within easy reach

  • You are only:
    - 15 minutes from Matamata (Lord of the Rings fame)
    - 20 minutes from Cambridge, a pretty English town
    - 35 minutes from the harbour at Tauranga
    - 45 minutes from the city of Hamilton
    - 50 minutes from the Waitomo Caves

The Farmstay

The farmstay is a fully equipped unit that has:

  • Two bedrooms with queen bed and bunks.
  • Electric blankets and all linen supplied
  • Microwave, barbeque, fridge, electric kettle and toaster
  • 46" flatscreen TV with Sky
  • Free wifi internet
  • Washing facilities available
  • Bathroom with hair dryer and clean towels supplied daily
  • Heater in unit.

"Great hospitality and great rivers.  Next time we shall be more prepared and catch more!!!.  Great set-up for holiday/fishing.  Couldn't be better.  Thank you."
P & S, Kerikeri, NZ

"Thanks for everything!!  We will be dreaming of trout fishing on your beautiful farm for a while ....  We will be sure to bring the little one(s) when we come back."
D & A, St Louis, USA

"We had a lovely time here in this relaxing, beautiful spot in the world.  Such kind and friendly hospitality and super home cooked meals.  Fishing wasn't half bad neither!!!   Especially with use of quad bike".
R & D, Mayo, Ireland

"Had a wonderful time.  We loved the farm, trout rivers and hospitality.  Thank you!"
B,S, C & E, Florida, USA

"I can't speak highly enough of the set-up Pauline provides - two beautiful streams on the land, a quad to get around plus more helpfulness and hospitality than you could imagine - Heaven."
Tom G, Ireland

"Farmstay and cottage exceeded our expectations.  Convenient location to Hobbits and glow worms.  Fun times milking cows, riding the farm bike, and catching (and releasing) beautiful trout in your rivers.  Peter was most helpful - thanks."
  S & C, California

"Don't change anything.  It's perfect.  Very obliging trout.  Lost count of the fish landed and all but one are still here.  Thanks for the use of the 4 wheeler.  We'll be back."
T & J, Sydney, Australia

"Fantastic farmhouse.  Loved the river and the trout."
V, J, U & N from New Zealand

Indicative tariff
as at 1 Jan 2017


- Continental breakfast provisions supplied

- NZ$150 for 1 or 2 people per night

- NZ$25 for each extra person

Booking Phone or email to make a booking.


The fishing

3kms of highly productive water on your doorstep


The cottage


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