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Mark Aspinall

I’d like to introduce my friend and guiding buddy Mark Aspinall.

Mark is based in Taupo Central North Island and runs Mark Aspinall Fly Fishing Guides


Mark is renowned for his knowledge of the rivers and streams of the Central North Island. This is not surprising considering he is the longest serving full-time fly fishing guide in the Taupo region.

Mark started his guiding career in 1985 after two years in the Forest Service as at trainee ranger. As well as running his own fly fishing business, Mark started guiding for Simon Dickie at Poronui Ranch in 1987 and is now retained as their Head Guide. He also supplies guides for Chris Jolly Outdoors.

Mark’s passion for fishing started at seven years of age with expeditions with his father to the Mataura and Clutha Rivers in the South Island. The bug continued when he moved to the North Island initially sea fishing in the Wellington region and eventually settling in Taupo and fly fishing the back country rivers and streams in the area. Even on his days off Mark can be seen casting a line – still one of his favourite pastimes.

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