Taupo fishery photo competition
Image: DOC


Have you taken a photo that captures the Taupō Trout Fishery? If so, enter our photo competition and be in to win a free Taupō fishing licence.

Date:  13 April 2022


A free fishing licence will set you up for the new season which kicks off 1 July 2022. Winning photographs will be used to illustrate the various licence categories, which means there could be up to seven winners - improving your chances!

The Taupō fishing licence categories are:

  • Family Season
  • Adult Season
  • Child Season
  • Senior Citizen Season
  • Adult Week
  • Adult 24 Hour
  • Child 24 Hour

The range of licence categories makes it easy for anglers to find an option that suits. Licences are easy to buy online, all you need is a smartphone or access to a computer.

Judges will be looking for photographs that reflect the various categories. In addition to the traditional trout trophy shots, we’d like to see more creative images that capture the spirit of fishing in the Taupō region - families enjoying trout fishing, anglers within the landscape or images that celebrate the brilliant colours of Taupō trout. Feel free to submit multiple photographs – up to 5 per entry.

How to enter

To enter the competition simply email your photographs to fishlicence@doc.govt.nz along with your name, where the photo was taken, and the approximate date it was taken. Ideally images will be between 2,000K and 5,000K – small enough to email yet large enough for us to use.

Closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 15 May 2022.

Winners will be selected by a judging panel and notified within five working days of the closing date. All photos must be free of copyright restrictions.

Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

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