Poronui Ranch, New Zealand
Nestled in the Taharua Valley on New Zealand's spectacular North Island, Poronui Ranch offers access to trophy trout in privately owned and managed waters.
The ranch attracts avid fishers from all corners of the globe to test their skills against huge resident browns and rainbows in the secluded, clear mountain streams meandering through this wilderness.
In the summer months, as dragonflies settle on the waters surface, fishing becomes a religion at Poronui Ranch. Fishermen come to test their wits and skills against the large and notoriously astute brown and rainbow trout.
Guests can expect to fish new water every day as the property itself boasts almost twenty-five miles of private water.
The ranch also offers helicopter fly outs providing access to both the legendary Ngaruroro and Rangitikei rivers and other remote streams, relatively unfished due to difficult land access. These remote freestone streams mean that fishers can expect to have the water to themselves to stalk and sight cast to trophy browns and rainbows in shallow clear water.
Experienced anglers will find the challenges of fishing at Poronui Ranch very rewarding, whilst beginners have the opportunity to learn from top guides. In our opinion it is the premier lodge on North Island.
The main lodge has evolved from what was once a rustic fishing camp into world class accommodation to meet the needs of the most discerning angler. The seven wooden guest cabins, sitting just above the water's edge, combine modern luxury with wonderful style in a magnificent setting.
The lodge, renowned for its fabulous food, also has one of New Zealand's finest collections of local and international wines.