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
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.
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.
For nearly the past 10 years I have been heavily involved in sport fly fishing, competing 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.
Earlier this year 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. This has been a lifelong dream to compete for the New Zealand Team against some of the greatest fly fisherman around the world.
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.
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) and is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association.