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Lake Taupo and surrounding rivers are infamous for Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Lake Taupo and the river mouths are open for fishing all year round. Most of the rivers that flow into the lake are open all year round, except for restrictions on many upper reaches during the New Zealand winter. These closures are usually between June 31 and December 1. This is to allow for spawning of rainbow trout.
There are over forty rivers and streams flowing into Lake Taupo. The other lakes in the area such as Otamangakau are open from December 1 to June 31.
Much of the fishing can be reached easily by car and, or boat. For more remote fishing helicopter and raft fishing is readily available
Some months overlap because, well, weather makes its own rule s.
Summer is November through March
Autumn is March through May
Winter is June through September
Spring is September through November
The average sized trout caught in the region is 2.2 kg, (4.5 lb.). The minimum size limit is eighteen inches. All the trout in the area are wild trout.
Equipment: A Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Licence is required.
Adult- $13.50 per day or $27 for a 3 day license.
Children- $3.50 per day
Most trout tour operators can help you with the license and supply fishing gear.
Directions: Photo courtesy of Destination Lake Taupo/Marcel Tromp
Theme: Fishing Trips
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