Contact Details

Sportsmans Lodge
Doug and Betty Carrick
15 Taupahi Rd

Reservations: 0800 366 208
Phone: +64 7 386 8150


If you would like to make an enquiry about staying at Sportsmans Lodge, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Fishing Guide

Fly fishermen from all over the world make Sportsmans Lodge, Turangi, their annual getaway base for pursuing the challenge of stalking and hooking the wily rainbow and brown trout that frequent the Central Plateau waterways. They love the year-round access and closeness to the waterways.

We are proud to have Chris Brennan, Professional Fly Fishing Guide, available to our motel guests.

Chris knows all the secrets of the wild rainbow and brown trout and knows exactly where to stalk the big ones. In fact, he will guarantee you’ll catch a fish, such is his Midas fishing touch!

Chris has a wealth of experience and knowledge in fishing the central North Island lakes, rivers and streams. He has been fishing these waters successfully since he was a lad and has never lost his passion for the art of fly fishing.

For fishing groups, Chris has a group of reputable fishing guides he can call on.

Chris offers packages for both the summer and winter fly-fishing experience that are tailored to suit your needs and budget. It is fun, action-packed, successful and an experience you will always remember.

Contact us or Chris direct on +64 21 2490212 or e-mail: or check his website out on

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