The Troutbeck fishing lodge has become a bolt hole for me. One of those all too rare places where you walk through the door and feel the stress lift of you like a blanket. Jason and Tracy are fantastic hosts, the atmosphere is very friendly and you’re looked after like family. This place really is the best kept secret on the lake. (Top tip: See if you can convince Tracy to cook her ‘pork belly’, just awesome after a long day fighting fish). If you want to experience genuine, authentic NZ charm and warmth and leave a place with fond memories then this is what you have been looking for.
I’ve seen a lot of fishermen stress about catching or not catching fish, especially when they’ve paid for a guide. The critical thing is this; it’s not just about catching fish (and believe me you will catch fish, Jason is very good at what he does), It’s about enjoying the whole fishing experience. Jason is one of the very rare guides that understands this