Float & Fly Fish

Raft Fishing Trips on the Rangitikei River

Fly fishing on the North Island, Rangitikei River, New Zealand, Raft and Fish trips 2020-05-30T03:12:33+00:00

Float and Fly Fish

Duration: Full Day

Cost: $745 For 1 Raft of up to 3 Anglers

Season: 1st October to 30th April

The Fly Fishing Dream

Have you been dreaming about sneaking in a day of fishing on the river, but keep putting it off due to lack of inspiration or no time?

You Have?!

Then come join us on the North Island’s beautiful Rangitikei River. Imagine you are there, casting your line into likely looking spots, a healthy river teeming with life.

Does the Experienced Fisherman Want More?

As an experienced fisherman, you do not need someone telling you how to fish. Rather, one of our experienced raft guides will take you down the river and stop wherever you think looks best to cast your line. Even try some casting from the raft for those hard to get places.

The Only Sounds

The only sounds you will hear is the water rippling over your feet, the murmur of the river, and your fly going out ahead of you.

What is Included?

Included in the cost for a full day of fishing on the river (for up to three anglers) is a full picnic lunch/refreshments, a raft as your transportation downstream with one of our experienced rafting guides, a lifejacket, plus a wetsuit and helmet if required.

Get in touch with us now to book a special day for you and friends.

We provide the transportation and gear, catching fish is up to you

Important note. Your Guide will most likely be an experienced raft guide, not a fishing guide. If you would like a trip with a Fishing Guide, then please contact us and we will be only too happy to arrange this for you.

Want a longer trip?

Our Float and Fly Fishing trip can also be run as a multi-day river trip, with overnight camping by the river. If you are interested please speak to one of our adventure consultants to customise your trip.

What we Provide:

  • A raft and and guide for your group (our guides are experienced raft guides rather than fishing guides)
  • A picnic lunch with drinks and refreshments
  • River wear (wetsuit, helmet, thermals, booties if required)
  • We do NOT provide fishing equipment or licences

What you need to Bring:

  • Fishing equipment
  • Fishing licence

Testimonials 'n Reviews

My family, friends and I have had several great stays at river valley but Derek taking me and my father for his first ever raft trip and the both of us for a great days fishing would have to be the best trip yet! Cheers everyone at RV! oh yeah, then there was my little brothers grade 5 21st birthday there (photos seem to have disappeared).  Can’t wait for our next adventure!

Johno Rogers

As we set off, my dad caught the first trout. A lovely fit and healthy fish who fought like a six pounder (dad would state that it was a six pounder 😉). Derek then dropped us off on the bank to do some wade fishing. We then rafted downstream to a stunning pool which looked bottomless and was surrounded by sheer rock faces. While fishing, all sorts of topics were discussed and Maori legends retold. As the day unfolded, trout were caught, a yummy lunch was eaten (this was all provided and was more than sufficient!), laughs were had and many a beautiful landform commented on (especially the Champagne falls and the Narrows!). I’d highly recommend this adventure and Derek as River Guide to anybody and everybody wanting to experience an exhilarating adventure on the stunning Rangatikei River!

Samantha W

Incredible location.  Wonderful accommodations – a rustic feel but all the necessities in our room.  Great food, wonderfully prepared using fresh vegetables from their garden.  Staff, gracious, helpful, engaging.  Fly Fishing – Bill had his own guide who was excellent – knowledgeable, patient, helpful and an interesting person as well. Bill caught a rainbow trout fly fishing but did switch to a spinningrod later in the day.

Bill & Dana