Turangi Fishing Guide Jason Bethune


Trout Whsiperer

Jason spent his childhood in the Taupo area flyfishing every afternoon after schooland has been fishing the Taupo area for the last 30years so knows every little spot worth looking at. In 2010 he finally ended up as owner and guide of TroutBeck Fishing Lodge a life long dream.

Jason is very friendly passionate and professional guide who realises that fly fishing is not just about catching fish and believe me you will catch fish. Jason strives to give all clients a trip of a life time no matter how much experience you have you will learn how to find fish and tricks and tactics this is the reason he has so many returning clients. His knowlodge and specific fly patterns are 2nd to none and knows exactly where and when for the time of year and conditions. Jason has a real passion for the back country and loves to get into the back and beyond where the fish rarely if ever see a person.

Come and see Jason for a trip of a life time and like so many others will end up naming him the Trout whisperer.

New Zealand Professional Fly Fishing Guide Member

Jason is a member of the New Zealand professional fly fishing guides offer excellent guided trips from the alps to the sea, around the rivers and lakes. From fly tying to rod and reel outfitting, expect professional advice and support tailored to your specific fishing vacation expectations. New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association members adhere to the highest standards of angling ethics.

Let's talk about fishing

turangi fishing guide guest review May 2013 -

Craig C, Nelson

It was the first time in my life that I had been Trout fishing I had no previous experience, equipment or suitable gear of my own. All I knew was that I wanted to head into the bush find a beautiful peaceful river, and try and catch a fish…or two, and boy did Jason deliver on the dream!

He provided me with all the equipment I needed (as well as a tasty packed lunch from Tracy)gave me all the helpful advice I needed (and that was a bit..) he even supplied all the support I needed(some of those river stones were slippery!)in the form of a customized Gandalf stick, broken to size from a convenient branch, and whenever I decided to slip in the river anyway A great Bear Paw of a hand would instantly shoot out from nowhere and catch me….and I’m no little feller either!

It was a perfect day with a combination of expert tuition a bit of beginners luck and beautiful weather (he didn’t tell me how he organized that bit)

My only concern over the whole awesome day is …how the Hell am I going to be able to top it!

"Lake Otamangakau Rainbow Trout"

This is the current lodge record trout a 14lb beauty caught at Lake Otamangakau, a trophy trout water I love to fish.