The Taupo fishing season begins on the 1 July each year. Licences are for the Lake Taupo district only and do not cover Fish & Game areas.

2016-2017 season licences

These licences will be available to purchase online and from agents from the following dates:

  • 23 June 2016 - adult season
  • 30 June 2016 - child season
  • 1 July 2016 - adult week, adult 24 hour, child 24 hour

Reminder: season licences are not valid until 1 July 2016

Check you're fishing in the Lake Taupo district before making this purchase – no refunds are possible.

If you're buying a season licence: make sure your home address is correct and that mail can be delivered there, otherwise you won't receive your licence.


Child means a person who is:

  • under the age of 16 years; or
  • 16 years of age or older and attending school full time as a pupil.

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