Before you buy a licence
- Check you will be fishing in the Lake Taupō district (Lake Taupō and the tributaries flowing into Lake Taupō) – no refunds are possible if you buy a licence you don't need. These fishing licences do not cover Fish & Game regions – for information about fishing elsewhere in New Zealand, see Fish & Game New Zealand.
- Know the rules and regulations for fishing around Lake Taupō.
- Make sure your postal address is correct if you're buying a season licence, and that mail can be delivered there, otherwise you won't receive your licence.
- For ramp permits for Lake Taupō see Department of Internal Affairs.
Buy a resident licence
You are a resident if you are a New Zealand citizen (by birth certificate, passport, citizenship) regardless of place of residence, or a permanent New Zealand resident as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009.
Buy a non-resident licence
You are a non-resident if you are not a New Zealand citizen, nor a permanent resident as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009.