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Trout can’t be bought or sold commercially in New Zealand, which means you won’t find trout on the menu at your favourite Taupo restaurant. This prohibition is aimed at protecting the sustainability of the recreational trout fishery.
If you want to try the delicious taste of trout, you’ll need to catch it wild yourself. You can book a fishing charter where the skipper will prepare your fish onboard. It’s also possible to take your catch in to one of the local restaurants, where the chef can cook it for you – just call in advance and make a booking.
Dine in style in the elegant Bistro Lago. Taupo's premium culinary destination is steered by the expertise of Executive Chef Gareth Stewart to create an unforgettable dining experience.
The Turangi Bridge Bar and Restaurant offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand cuisine. A Turangi icon since 1931, our restaurant has a genuine history and ambience unlike anywhere else.
A local favorite and famous for it's welcoming ambience and service, the Parklands Motor Lodge Restaurant is popular Turangi hot spot offering a hearty menu and well stocked bar.
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.
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.
Bryce Curle Fly Fishing has been operating in the Central North Island / Great Lake Taupo region since 1998, he offers a professional and true Kiwi Fishing Experience for the novice through to the most experienced angler. A service that is unmatched.
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 in the North Island of New Zealand Sean Andrews is a professional fly fishing guide. Sean spends over 120 days each year guiding the remote rivers and streams of the National and Forest Parks of the North Island.
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.
Come and fish beautiful Lake Taupo out of purpose built fishing kayaks. Fish for Rainbow trout and the odd Trophy Brown trout, while enjoying the serenity that only kayak fishing provides. Fishing is available all year round.
Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman or a complete novice you will find fly fishing both a delight and a challenge. The world-renowned Tongariro River is classed as one of the best fly fishing rivers in the world.