Your Guide and Instructor
"Johnny is one of the best up and coming fly fishers in New Zealand.
His skills are at a very high level and these skills make him a great guide."
Geoff Naylor, NSW, Australian Fly Fishing Team
Fly fishing is the center of my life. New Zealand has some of the finest waterways, scenery and wildlife in which I have immersed myself. Growing up close to so much available water, my time in this region has allowed me to gain an in-depth, intimate knowledge about our best waters. From lowland meadow streams to our wild mountain rivers, the Lower North Island is where I call home.
This is your chance to experience amazing New Zealand
Fly Fishing in the Lower North Island and beyond.
Based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Johnny Gummer
operates Altitude Fly fishing out of Palmerston North, Wellington,
Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay and Taupo.
By joining me for an unforgettable angling quest, my commitment
is to provide a professional and memorable experience, with a
central focus to raise your angling skills and chance of success
to all new altitudes.
Good mates, clear water and a stunning sighted rainbow. Just add beer!
For the past 10 years, I have been heavily involved in competitive fly fishing at a Regional, National and World Championship Level. I have represented New Zealand at the 2015 Youth World Championships in Vail, Colorado, the 2016 Commonwealth Championships in Mont Tremblant Quebec, and also the 2017 Oceania Championships here in New Zealand.
Early 2018 I was fortunate to place 1st in the National Lake Championships and 3rd in the National River Championships to qualify for Team New Zealand at the 2019 World Fly fishing Championships In Tasmania where I recently placed in the top 50.
Ultimately, the thousands of hours that I have invested into competition has made me the analytical, tactical and creative guide/instructor that I am today.
Session 4 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Meander River, Tasmania
Recently, I have turned more of my focus to guiding and instructing, which is a new source of energy for me.
I look forward to sharing my approach and mindset in a way you have never seen before.
Johnny currently holds an International Certified Casting Instructor Qualification (IFFF CI)
Full member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA)
Member NZ Fly Fishing Team
40lb Trophy Harbour Kingfish on #10 Fly Rod