Sunset fishing, Waitahanui river mouth
Image: Destination Great Lake Taupo | ©
Located in the Central North Island region
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These releases occur at the Rangipo, Poutu and Whakapapa power schemes. For dates see Tongariro Power Scheme recreational releases.
Motutaiko Island is 3.4 km off the shore of Lake Taupo. Access without the consent of the Motutaiko Island Trustees is forbidden - see maps and access.
Several significant changes to the Taupo Trout Fishery regulations took effect on 1 July 2017.
If you see any illegal fishing activity, phone the Taupo Fishery duty ranger on +64 27 290 7758. This number can also be found on the back of your fishing licence. In the event of an emergency, call 111.