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

Perfect timing for the new season which kicks off 1 July 2019.

The winning photographs will be used to illustrate the seven licence categories, which means there could be up to seven winners - improving your chances!

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

Buy a fishing licence

Enter the competition

Email photos 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 MB and 5 MB – small enough to email yet large enough to judge and use to illustrate the licences.

Entries should be received by 5 pm 31 May 2019.

Terms and conditions


Judges will be looking for photographs that reflect the various categories, so feel free to get creative.

We would like to see:

  • traditional trout trophy shots 
  • photos of families’ trout fishing
  • landscape shots that include anglers
  • smiling faces and images that celebrate the brilliant colours of Taupo trout.

Feel free to submit multiple photographs – up to five per entry.

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.

For further information contact:

James Barnett, Community Ranger, Taupo Fishery Management Team
Mobile: +64 27 605 2069
Email: jbarnett@doc.govt.nz

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