Fish Taupo

When you’re ready to cast your line in a lake that is almost the size of Singapore, Taupo Lake is the place to go to. With breathtaking views, excellent fishery, and a great charter operation like Fish Taupo to take you to the best bite, you’re in for a fishing adventure like no other.

Join Captain Marty Staines on his 28’ Weekender and allow a local, knowledgeable guide show you around and get you to the most productive fishing grounds. The boat is a solid vessel with plenty of fishing room for up to 5 anglers to reel in their catch and a strong 350 HP Mercruiser engine to cut through the waves easily.

“Stratus” has got a private toilet, as well as a galley well-suited for making complimentary tea and coffee for everyone on board. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks for your adventure. She’s rigged with quality navigational equipment to stay on the fish’s trail, and when you get there, you’ll have Shimano rods, reels, and tackle to hook your prey. After the trip, you will get your catch cleaned and bagged, all you need to do is figure out how to cook it.

On expeditions with Capt. Marty, you will mostly be chasing Rainbow Trout, as well as Brown Trout. These fish are the superstars of Lake Taupo, and if you decide to go on longer trips, you will venture further from the shore, if the weather allows. Trolling, jigging, and light tackle are the name of the game, and you will have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills in these fishing techniques.

Before you set off to enjoy Lake Taupo, you need a fishing license, and you can either buy it on land or your captain will have these available on board to complete on the day to make your life easier. Capt. Marty will show you around the most beautiful sites on the lake and it will be hard to go home after you come back to the dock.

Bring your kids along for a fishing adventure and create some amazing memories with Fish Taupo charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Tester (9AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $195
    All gear supplied. Just need a licence for those fishing which I have available on board and can complete as we go out. Welcome to bring snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Special (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $275
    A little more time on the Lake Taupo waters never hurt anyone, and on this 3-hour trip, you get to venture further out into the lake and catch Trout. If the weather is good, Capt. Marty will take you to the extraordinary Maori rock carvings. Departure time is flexible and you are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Have day licences on board so can complete as we go out.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Special (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $275
    If you're busy in the afternoon but you don't want to miss your chance to explore Lake Taupo's fishery, this 3-hour afternoon excursion will do well. Chase Rainbow Trout and occasional Brown too. Welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Have your licences on board so we can fill them out as we go out.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Get Out There (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $366
    With more time come more experiences, and this half-day trip allows you to go further afield, weather permitting, to enjoy the different vistas on Lake Taupo. Trout is your main target, and departure times are flexible. Welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Have your licences on board so we can fill them out as we go out.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Get Out There (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $366
    Set out to the most productive fishing grounds in the early afternoon and see how many Rainbow and Brown Trout you can hook. You can easily set the departure time when it fits your plans and Capt. Marty will do his best to accommodate you. Welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Have your licences on board so we can fill them out as we go out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $458
    Watch out Trout! Bring along your food and refreshments and head out to explore the vast and glorious Lake Taupo. Departure time is flexible, and if you'd like to prolong your time on the water, it's possible for an additional charge. Have day licences on board so we can fill them out as we go out.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $733
    This is the perfect trip for when you have 8 hours to spare and you're eager to see everything Lake Taupo has to offer. Bring your lunch and refreshments. Have day licences on board so we can fill them out as we go out. A proper fishing extravaganza that could land you a healthy number of Rainbow and Brown Trout.
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FAQs about Fish Taupo

Fish Taupo offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $320 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Tester (9AM) (2 hours)
  • NZ $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Special (AM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Special (PM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Get Out There (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Get Out There (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Taupo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Fully enclosed for privacy
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen Good for making tea or coffee
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fish Taupo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Your catch of the day cleaned and bagged for you)
  • Drinks (Welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks )

Fish Taupo offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Fish Taupo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fish Taupo include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Charter Operator

Fish Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
ID & license verified
304 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2018
Angler's Choice
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Captain Marty Staines is local, born and bred in the Lake Taupo area, and he lives and breathes boating and fishing. He takes out customers to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere aboard his boat "Stratus," where they can fish and admire the gorgeous lake. Capt. Marty is the owner-operator of Fish Taupo, and he has your interest at heart to provide you with that special experience on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Rayglass (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fully enclosed for privacy
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Good for making tea or coffee
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Your catch of the day cleaned and bagged for you
Drinks
Welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
Have been able to accommodate

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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