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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.
The Loloma; Lake Taupō Fishing Charter Cruise Boat. Facilities include galley, BBQ, toilet, and shower. Fishing, sightseeing, water-sports, or clay bird shooting. Fully customized options for up to 25 passengers or 6 passengers overnight.
Helisika Helicopters are the Central North Island Industry leaders in wilderness fly fishing experiences. Based in the foothills of the Kaimanawa Ranges since 1987 we have the expertise and rivers to tailor an experience to suit your needs.
Discover the world of freshwater Trout. Come and learn about the freshwater habitat of Trout. Take your Kids Fishing. We have a Kids Pond that is great for catching a trout. Book now to avoid disappointment.
While surrounded by spectacular scenery, cast a dry fly over a big, wild trout in a crystal-clear stream at Poronui. Choose from easily accessible waters or take a helicopter flight into the mountains to uncover more private, idyllic fishing spots.
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.
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.
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
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