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The Trout Man


Harvey Clark, known as the Trout Man, offers fishing for beginners, backpackers and budget travellers, families and senior citizens at at very affordable rates. Harvey is a very experienced and knowledgeable angler committed to passing on his love of fishing.


Harvey Clark


14 Okona Crescent


Rotorua 3010

Contact details

Mobile 021 951 174


Or you can contact Harvey Clark via Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park


The Trout Man is based at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park which has direct access by water or pathway to Lake Rotorua just 200 metres away.

Fishing waters

Lake Rotorua and its tributaries including Waiteti Stream and Ngongotaha Stream

Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Ohau Channel

Lake Rotoiti, Lake Tarawera, Lake Okataina and Lake Rotoma

In the NZ Herald

Read what the NZ Herald had to say about Harvey Clark and the Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park in a feature article  New Zealand: Hooked on the one that got away published in  April 2007.

And read articles by Harvey Cark in the New Zealand Herald.

Fishing options

All tackle is provided but you need to purchase a fishing licence (available from the camp store). A fish preparation area and fish smoker are also available.

Some of the options available, with prices as at September 2014, are:

  Option   Description   Cost (NZD)
Getting Started
Flycasting tuition and fishing on tranquil stream and lake-edge learning the basics

3 hours:

$100 for 1 person

4 hours:

$130 for 1 person

$150 for 2 people


Summer Special

A day out for seven hours at peak season around the local fishing spots


$220 for 1 person

$250 for 2

Winter Special A day out for seven hours during peak spawning season at peaceful captivating Lake Rerewhakaaitu, half an hour from Rotorua

$220 for 1 person

$250 for 2

Backpacker Special No experience required, no tuition necesary, just two hours of straight fishing. The Trout Man does the casting, you do the catching.

2 hours: $60 for 1 person


Dawn Patrol Excitement time! Two hours easy fishing starting 5am-6am at peak feeding time. No experience requried, anyone can have a go. The Trout Man does the casting and passes you the rod so you can strike and play the fish.

$75 for 1 person, spring/summer only

($60 if booked with a tuition course)

Where and How A time-saving familiarisation trip around the local fishing spots, learning where to go and what to use.

2-3 hours and up to three people: $75

Three hours Lake Rerewhakaaitu: $75

Five hours including the Rotorua Lakes region: $150


Extra time By arrangement $30 an hour



Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

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