Sunset fishing, Waitahanui river mouth


The Taupō Trout Fishery is a world class fishery. It provides excellent fishing for wild stocks of both rainbow and brown trout, and exciting river and lake fishing all year round.


  • Lake fishing: The Taupō district offers a range of options for the lake angler, from the great lake expanse, to the solitude of fishing a small stream mouth at night.
  • River and stream fishing: Six rivers flow into the eastern flank of Lake Taupō, making up some of the best trout fly fishing in the world. The Tongariro is the most famous river in the district, and offers spectacular fly fishing.

Read about Taupō Trout Fishery 


Find things to do and places to stay Taupō Trout Fishery

Find out where to fish and learn how to fish to make the most of your Taupō trout trip.  Know the rules for fishing around Lake Taupō , including what licence you need and where you can walk. 

Find out about fishing with kids - there are many opportunities around the Taupō Trout Fishery to help get children started in fishing.

If you're an angler, read or subscribe to Taupō Fishery Focus newsletter or get up-to-date information and data from DOC fishery scientists.



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