Rotorua Trout Charters welcomes you to Rotorua, New Zealand! Have an enjoyable and fun trip fishing the beautiful lakes, rivers, flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. With the grounds abundant in fish, Rotorua Trout Charters and Skipper Julian Danby offer you some of the best boat fishing in New Zealand. Join them and have a memorable stay on the water fishing in unique surroundings.

You’ll start your trip on a comfortable 17’ Quintrex bass boat that can carry up to 3 fishos. It runs on a 90 HP Mercury engine, has got a wireless trolling motor for a quieter approach to the fish, and uses full-featured navigation technology which includes GPS, a fishfinder, as well as a radio.

You and your mates will be chasing after some Rainbow and Brown Trout. To catch them, you’ll be trolling, spinning, jigging, fly fishing, and drift fishing, all using light tackle. You can keep or release the fish you catch and you’re welcome to bring kids on your trip. Just remember that there can be no smoking while on board.

Skipper Julian will take care of all the rods, reels, and tackle, as well as fly fishing equipment. He’ll also supply you with lunch, some nibble food, and drinks. The only thing you’ll need to bring is your fishing licences.

Rotorua Trout Charters is waiting to take you on a beautiful fishing adventure in New Zealand, come along and have a trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $295
    A 3-hour fishing charter is for the fishos short on time. The skipper will take you on some great fishing in Lake Rotorua with no travel time from Rotorua required.No lunch or refreshments are provided on 3-hour trips.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $400
    Get amongst some great trout fishing with the most popular fishing charter trip. The most popular option is jigging or trolling for trout on Rotoiti and Rotorua, the most prolific lakes in the area. No lunch or refreshments are provided on these trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $677
    Spend a full day relaxing and catching fish on one of Rotorua's beautiful lakes. The skipper provides you with lunch and refreshments.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Post Xmas
Great fishing guide
Awesome Day of Spring Fishing
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Eddie P.
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Wonderful Morning on Lake Rotoiti

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on January 18, 2024
This morning I spent 3 wonderful hours on one on New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes with a skilled Skipper, Justin, who made...
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Gerhard W.
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Post Xmas

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on January 16, 2024
Highly recommended, skipper was highly knowledgeable on the best fishing spots👍 Manage to catch 6 trout
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Margie H.
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Great fishing guide

VERIFIED   Special 8 hour trip for on January 5, 2024
Julian went out of his way to make sure we caught fish.  He is very knowledgeable and gave instructions on catching.
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Kimberley P.
Auckland, New Zealand
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Great fishing trip with Julian

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 5, 2023
Thanks Julian for a great 3 hour fishing trip with our 5 year old son. We all had a great time and appreciated the pick up...
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Allison O.
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Awesome Day of Spring Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on October 16, 2023
We had a great day! The weather was stunning for Spring we caught some 🐟! Took one home for dinner and let the rest go....
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FAQs about Rotorua Trout Charters

Rotorua Trout Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $480 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • NZ $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rotorua Trout Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Rotorua Trout Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rotorua Trout Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rotorua Trout Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rotorua Trout Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Julian Danby
Rotorua, New Zealand
ID & license verified
27 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since March 2019
For as long as I can remember I have had a fishing rod in my hand. Fishing became my livelihood in 2015 establishing Rotorua Trout Guide allowing me the opportunity to host visiting anglers from around the globe in the fabulous fly fishing destination, the Rotorua district.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Rotorua to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer