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Since the introduction of brown and rainbow trout to Lake Taupo’s vast, crystal-clear waters from the late 1800s, the region has become renowned as an angler’s paradise, with Turangi as the gold standard for trout fishing in New Zealand and around the world.
There’s great fishing in all seasons, from pristine backcountry fishing on the region's many tributary rivers in summer and autumn, to spring smiling action along the river mouths and beaches, excellent dry fly fishing through summer, and autumn migration runs up the lake tributaries, as well as lake trolling throughout the year.
Junior anglers will enjoy visiting the Tongariro National Trout Centre and hatchery at Turangi, where they can try their luck in the fishing pond. There’s a wealth of experienced guides and charter captains in the area, who are happy to share their favourite spots, flies and techniques with you.
Te Kupenga which means "Fishing Net" in Te Reo, is the newest addition to the fleet of boats managed by Chris Jolly Outdoors. Te Kupenga is a legendary stabicraft that has been set up as a trout catching machine.
Guided Fly Fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout in the stunning Lake Taupo Region. Chris Jolly Outdoors' specialist fly fishing guides have the local knowledge and expertise to ensure both novice and experienced angers have the trip of a lifetime.
Whether relaxing with friends and family on a cruise to view the Maori Rock Carvings or fishing for a wily trout or two on Lake Taupo, enjoy time on board MV Waimarie. Bring your own food and refreshments and use the galley/BBQ facilities.
Steve Yerex has twenty five years experience, fly fishing in the Central North Island, this experience translates to an ability to match the client to the river and the best outdoor adventure for you that he can provide.
At Central NZ Guiding we love adventure, in fact, we are consumed by it. So if you want to go on an adventure of a lifetime, get in touch today. If you can dream it, we can do it.
First Cast Fly fishing’s head guide Dave Wood has great knowledge of the rivers around the Central North Island. He’s a senior guide at Poronui Ranch and contracts to the other main lodges in the area.
All year round fly fishing adventures, for wild Rainbow and Brown Trout, in the world famous waters of the Tongariro River & Lake Taupo area.
4 anglers, GPS positioning Minn Kota electric engine Jigging + trout soft baiting2-hour charter NZD $ 300
awesome for couple, families
Valid between: 31 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2021More info
Access some of the world's best fishing, guided by one of our expert team. Staying at our luxury lodge 40 minutes from Taupo.From NZD $ 3910
Bonus $500 activity credit per room
Valid between: 7 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021More info
with the convenience of staying right in Taupo. This 3 night package includes 2 days fishing with Poronui's expert guiding team.from NZD $ 2150
Valid between: 9 Dec 2020 - 30 Apr 2021More info
Based at Poronui luxury lodge in the Central Plateau. Includes access by helicopter and expert tuition.Just NZD $ 3995
per person, based on two guests
Valid between: 12 Nov 2020 - 31 May 2021More info