Sunset fishing, Waitahanui river mouth


The Taupō Trout Fishery has an international reputation for excellent fishing all year round. Wild rainbow and brown trout thrive in crystal clear rivers and lakes, set within a beautiful volcanic landscape.


A licence is required to fish in the Lake Taupō district. Licences are valid from 1 July to 30 June each year.

Buy a Taupō fishing licence

Map and summary of regulations (PDF, 1,917K)

New season licences

Licences for the 2022-2023 Taupō fishing season go on sale on Friday 24 June 2022.


Visit the Tongariro National Trout Centre and see the freshwater museum, aquarium, hatchery and fishing library, feed wild trout or attend a kids fishing day.


Subscribe to Taupō Fishery Focus, our bi-monthly newsletter. Catch up on previous editions you may have missed.

Dip into the archive and read old copies of Target Taupō (1989-2015).

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