Top Cat Charters

Top Cat Charters offers unforgettable outings for groups and individuals alike. Whether you’re planning an exciting family gathering, corporate day, or birthday on the water, this crew has several private trips to meet your needs. All trips are available year round, so pick a date and join. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard.

You’ll be fishing on a 36’ vessel by Whangarei Boat Builders. This catamaran has a perfect size for both fishing and partying, with a large deck at the back and a spacious rooftop area for relaxing. You can also use the cabin, bar, and galley area. There’s enough space for 35 guests to join.

Explore the pristine waters of Lake Taupo and target Brown Trout or Steelhead Trout. The crew advises trolling for these fish, but you can also try bottom fishing, spinning, and jigging. As these trips are a mix of fishing and relaxation, you can be a part of the action, and then see how others do from the rooftop.

Years of skipper and host experience have made this crew ready for every type of trip. They provide all fishing equipment you’ll need and cover your licenses. You’ll also have water, coffee, and tea on the boat but bring your own snacks. After the trip, the crew will also clean and fillet your catch free of charge.

The Top Cat Charters crew takes pride in their ability to adjust each trip to their guests’ needs. Let them know how you imagined your day and book a trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $377
    This is a great introduction to Trout Fishing on Lake Taupo. Especially if you're a first time angler, this is a perfect way to get hooked. This trip includes fishing rods and tackle/lures/fly’s, experienced crew, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $566
    This 3-hour trip allows you a little more time to sink your teeth into some Trout adventure. All fishing equipment is included in the price, as well as your drinks and catch cleaning. Just pack your snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $755
    This half day trip gives you enough time to cruise out to the areas on Lake Taupo, that take a little more time to get to, but the boat cruise is worth it. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,132
    A full day adventure gives you enough time to explore the entire Western Bays of Lake Taupo, where the Trout fishing can be awesome. Fishing package includes full day private charter, fishing rods and tackle/lures/flies, and drinks.
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About the Captain

Tim Evans
Taupo, New Zealand
ID & License verified
Member since April 2022
Capt. Tim loves fishing and will make sure you have a great day on the water. A change of lifestyle prompted by the Covid Pandemic, lead Tim and his family to Taupo, with the purchase of Top Cat. Tim, his partner Olivia and their young boys Finn & Max have all fallen in love with Taupo and the beauty and activity options it has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Whangarei Boat Builders (Catamaran) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Perkins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
35 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water, Coffee & Tea.
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

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

Not included in the trip

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment

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FAQs about Top Cat Charters

Top Cat Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $600 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 12 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Trout (2 hours)
  • NZ $900 per group, additional NZ $75 per person after 12 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trout (3 hours)
  • NZ $1,200 per group, additional NZ $100 per person after 12 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Trout (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,800 per group, additional NZ $150 per person after 12 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Trout (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Cat Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Top Cat Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Coffee & Tea.)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Top Cat Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Top Cat Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

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