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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $610
    Spend a full day relaxing and catching fish on one of Rotorua's beautiful lakes. The skipper provides you with lunch and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $359
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $251
    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.
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About the Captain

Julian Danby
Rotorua, New Zealand
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 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)

Boat Specs

Quintrex (Bass boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

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
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Customer Reviews

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True S.
Auckland, AUK
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3 hrs out with Julian

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip on April 19, 2021
We went out with Julian for 3 hrs and we caught 3x rainbow trout. Really awesome experience as it was out first time fishing...
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Lesley P.
New Zealand
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Half Day Lake Rotoiti with Tour guide Julian

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on January 8, 2021
Fabulous communication leading up to the trip. Weather raincheck and arranged a later start. Informative, incredibly...
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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on September 21, 2019
Beautiful day a perfect captain ans a Amazing fisching !!!!
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FAQs about Rotorua Trout Charters

Rotorua Trout Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • NZ $500 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $850 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)