Where to fish
IntroductionLearn about fishing spots around Lake Taupō.
The largest lake in New Zealand with a wide variety of trout fishing options all year round.
A world-famous river with a reputation for excellent trout fishing. It offers plenty of variety, from tranquil pools and runs to boulder-lined rapids and turbulent pools.
The second biggest river in the region offers a mixture of easily fishable runs and more challenging, technical water.
The closest river to Taupō, this beautiful small spring-fed creek offers a relatively stable flow with clear water and discreet pools.
This shallow productive mountain lake has an international reputation for very large rainbow and brown trout.
A small, stable river with flows moderated by a hydro-power scheme, this scenic location can offer productive fishing even after periods of rain.
A small meandering stream offering willow-lined lower stretches, opening to clearly defined runs and riffles upstream.
A very small stream made up of shallow pools and runs that can deliver exceptional fishing for spawning rainbows.