Fishing on Lake Rotoaira
Image: Lake Rotoaira Trust | ©


Buy a new simplified fishing licence for Lake Rotoaira.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the licence sales platform. 

If you encounter a problem, buy your licence at a fishing tackle retailer (licenced agent). 

From September 2021 a single fishing licence is all trout anglers require to fish at Lake Rotoaira – a Taupō Fishing District licence is no longer required, and the Taupō regulations do not apply.

As part of the 2017 Tūwharetoa Deed of Settlement, redress provisions provide for Lake Rotoaira Trust to sell fishing licences for the Lake. This has now been enacted.

The Lake Rotoaira fishing season runs from 1 September to 30 June. You will be able to apply for a licence below during this time.

You cannot apply for a licence off-season.

If you have any queries, email

Privacy disclosure: To process your licence request Lake Rotoaira Trust needs to collect personal information about you. The Trust will only use your information for this purpose, and will follow the principles of the Privacy Act 2020.

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