For the Enjoyment of Fishing

Get expert advise, talk to us,

come and “Try Before you Buy” a Rod

We offer a great selection

Buddy Service

“Buddy Service” you have all your own gear, you are reasonably experienced you must at least know how to fly fish, then lets go fishing ? Requires a weeks notice.
Grant Alley, Fly Fishing experience 40 yrs, instructed by two World Champions in Czech Nymph techniques, has guided professionally in the South Island, conducted fly fishing clinics out of Glenorchy, Queenstown, with partners in Southern Trout Fly Fishing, Hosted three day events for U.S based, YPO Group (Young Presidents Organisation)

Guiding Flyfishing

We will gladly assist you in finding a Fly Fishing Guide for this area, you would typically need to give us at least three days prior notice as  local guides are busy, particularly during our summer months.

Guided flyfishing includes: Tackle, Waders, Flies, Lunch, Tuition, Transport. We love Czech / Euro Nymphing

Guided Euro Nymphing requires one weeks notice

We use members of the N.Z Guides Association  

or Call direct

William Fullerton-Smith (Will)

+64 0204 027 1914

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Try Before you Buy!

We take the guess work out of buying a fishing rod!. Don’t go in to a fishing shop and just hold the rod in your hand, take it out and try it – catch a fish.. then buy it! It’s a win win! .


We take a selection of our Rods for you to cast while blind folded, come and surprise yourself – if you guess the rod we will give you a fly box

Fishing Tuition

Euro  Nymphing

Casting Tuition

River Craft  (rocket science)

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Plan Your Lunch

Heading out for a day fishing?

Picnic or Fisherman lunch? Running short of time? Want a quality lunch when you are out on the river? Call us the night before and order a nutritious lunch and it will be ready for pickup in the morning

Phone. 07 386 7929

In Love with Creel Tackle House & Cafe

I used Grant as a fishing buddy, I loved every minute of it. I am pretty comfortable with my own road and bringing fish home to feed the family. However, I wanted to get to know the river and I didn’t have extra time in my trip to find the secret spots. Grant took me right to them and was able to make a pleasurable trip pretty darn awesome. Thanks Grant – until next time.

John Jackson

North Dakota, USA

Steve recommended a fantastic Fishing Guide to me, He took me to all the great spots, I even caught my very first brown trout. I will be back with a smile on my face. Thanks Guys.

Larry Herbert

Victoria, Canada

Quick note to say thank you for making my return to Turangi, after decades of being away, extremely pleasant. Buddy fishing, even with a rapidly rising river (recreational release, really?) was exactly what was needed, and you persevered with my woeful technique to get me onto my first Tongariro trout in a long while. Carol’s casting lessons for women were excellent, my wife hooked a fish on her first cast at Stag, we really should have spent more time teaching her how to strike, play and land the blasted animal as well! She is hooked, has a set of ladies wading boots from your helpful team, her own fly gear now and we will be back. Oh, and the cafe is spectacular. Thanks again for your assistance, patience and guidance. Tight lines, Creel Tackle Shop.

Bill Jarvis

Toowoomba QLD