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Taupo and Turangi are world-class trout fishing destinations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, a fishing expedition in the crystal-clear waters of the Taupo region is sure to be rewarding. Perfect the art of fly fishing into some of the world’s most prolific network of rivers and tributaries, a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts looking to land record-sized trout.
While fishing opportunities abound and ability matters, how you fare also boils down to the fishing equipment you bring along. You need to be fully equipped and comfortable on your day out fishing.
At Fly & Gun Hunting & Fishing we specialise in fresh water tackle, firearms, hunting apparel and advice for hunting and fishing in the Central North Island. We also carry a huge range of outdoor clothing and camping equipment.
We specialize in all trout fishing equipment, fly fishing, spinning, trolling, harling and jigging. We have Taupō's best selection of flies and lures, and we know which ones are working!
Torpedo7 is New Zealand’s leading outdoor adventure sport multi-channel retailer, specialising in bike, snow, outdoor, watersports, moto and fishing gear. Shop in our Taupō store or buy online.
Turangi's favourite tackle shop. We sell rods, lines, fly reels, waders, boots and accessories.
Fishing outfitters to the world famous Tongariro River. Whether you’re walking, tramping, mountain biking, rafting, hunting, fishing, boating or just enjoying the great outdoors, Sporting Life is there to make it more enjoyable.
Fishing licences control fishing and protect rare fish and fish that are in danger of becoming extinct. You need a licence to fish in the Taupo District, which consists of the three main towns of Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino.
You can choose one of two options to buy the fishing licence: purchase it online from the Department of Conservation or from a licence agent in Taupo, Turangi, Manawatu, Taranaki or the Whanganui region.
The licence will carry your full name and other information, including the licence class and effect. You're required to carry the licence with you on your fishing adventure. Make sure you have it on your person before you set off!
Certain fishing rules have been implemented to provide everyone a fair chance at indulging in their fishing passion while ensuring that the local aquatic population and water quality are not affected. Adherence is important to avoid fines or prosecution. Here's a look at a few of the rules:
Anglers are expected to follow certain unspoken rules of fishing etiquette. You may be familiar with them, but it doesn't hurt to brush up on do's and don'ts, which you can do here. Just as you treat fellow anglers with respect and kindness, remember to treat the fish, flora and natural resources with compassion too.
For a list of more sporting and outdoors stores in the Taupo region click here.
If you're not local to the Taupo region, it can be hard to know where to best fishing spots are. So, to help you on your way, we’ve compiled our top fishing spots.