Crystal clear, fast flowing rivers run throughout the volcanic Taupo region, making the area an internationally-renowned trout fishing haven.
Try your luck at catching trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout either in Lake Taupo itself or in the surrounding rivers and streams. The easily accessible Tongariro River is world famous for fly fishing, or you could take a charter helicopter flight into the backcountry of Poronui, New Zealand’s premier sporting lodge, to explore the Taharua River and the famous Mohaka River.
During the winter months huge numbers of large trout enter the rivers and make their way upstream to spawn. This is premier fishing time as the trout are in prime condition and trophy-size specimen are regularly caught. In summer, exciting fishing can be found in the shallows of the lake either from the shores or on a charter fishing cruise. If you are new to fly-fishing or want to discover the best local spots, Taupō is home to many passionate fishing guides who will help get the most out of your next fishing adventure.