Trout Fishing Television Series


Welcome to Take The Bait, a television series that will take you into some of the best trout fishing locations in the world, Rotorua, New Zealand the capital of trout fishing. Through our the 6 Take The Bait episodes you will gain inside knowledge on nymph and wet fly fishing on the many iconic North Island trout fishing rivers and streams and trolling and jigging on the many Rotorua and central North Island freshwater lakes. 


Take The Bait is based on the world of trout fishing as told by real fisherman, from local characters with their inside knowledge to professional fishing guides telling us how to catch that elusive trophy trout. Filmed in stunning locations, pristine back country iconic wilderness rivers in the central North Island.


Guy Nelson takes us for a cruise aboard his classic 1920’s wooden boat on Lake Rotoiti sharing his favourite fishing spots and landing many large rainbow trout. We visit Jeremy Wells of Kilwell, Rotorua who takes us through his fly fishing museum providing a fasinating insight into the history of fly fishing.


Mark Sherburn and Llyod Gledhill from the Eastern Region Fish & Game hatchery at Ngongotaha Rotorua share the journey of the life cycle of rainbow trout through their breeding program.