White Striker Charters Troutcatcher

33 reviews
In demand!

White Striker Charter specializes in fishing for Trout on the world-famous Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Captain Richard Staines has over three decades of charter experience on Lake Taupo and knows about everything that makes for a fun and productive fishing trip. He is happy to welcome both beginners and more experienced anglers aboard.

You will be fishing on a 32’ Genesis cruiser that’s outfitted with a 250 HP Hyundai engine and has plenty of space for up to eight anglers to fish in comfort. Apart from all the necessary safety and navigation gear, the boat has a private head, full kitchen facilities, and a fridge/freezer as well. The boat is designed to be suited for fishing in all weather conditions, so feel free to book at any time you like.

Lake Taupo is heaven for Trout fishing, and what better way to do it than with Taupo’s most experienced charter operator. Jigging and trolling with downriggers are the main techniques used by Captain Richard to get you on the fish. Three-hour trips are the standard fare when it comes to fishing Lake Taupo, but longer trips can also be arranged.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the cleaning and bagging of your catch after the trip. 24-hour fishing licenses can be bought from the captain (Adults $20.00 Children $4.50) or you can bring your own. Take along a pair of polarized sunglasses and some snacks if you’re so inclined and the adventure can begin.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $296
    up to 8 persons
    Join Captain Richard for a real Trout fishing adventure on Lake Taupo. The boat is hired at an hourly rate of $150.00 per hour for the boat, meaning that longer trips can be arranged if that's what you'd like. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price. Departure times are negotiable.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $296
    up to 8 persons
    If you're a fan of fishing in the afternoon hours, captain Richard has you covered. See for yourself what make Lake Taupo such a popular location for Trout fishing. The boat is hired at an hourly rate of $150.00 per hour, so longer trips are definitely an option. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, and the exact departure time is negotiable.
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About the Charter Operator

White Striker Charters
Taupo, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
Capt. Richard of White Striker Charters runs fishing trips on Lake Taupo. Richard is Taupo born and bred and has fished the lake all his life. With over 30 years of charter operating experience, Richard knows these waters intimately and will work to put you on fish. He will make sure that you have an enjoyable day out and a trip to remember. If you're looking for a professional and friendly service, he's the one to fish with.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Genesis (Cruiser) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 250HP Hyundai engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
January fishing trip
First fishing charter.  Half day with Richard.
Great morning fishing
+14
Angler Rating
29
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jen E.
New Zealand
 5.00
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Fabulous fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
Great morning out for our family from 6y to 72y. Awesome set up and Richard made sure we had a fabulous time. Trout for tea...
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Robin T.
Napier City, Hawke's Bay
 5.00
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Half day with Richard.

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
Got great instruction and caught five fish and lost one. Everyone caught a fish and it was a great group half day. A must do...
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Mark M.
Napier City, HKB
 5.00
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Half day with Richard

VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
What a magic day on the water ! Really well organised by the skipper and the whole family had a great time and caught some...
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Mohamed N.
Wellington, Wellington
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Richard

VERIFIED   December 17, 2019
Had a wonderful fishing experience with Captain Richard at Lake Tekapo. He was very friendly and even gave us a tour to the...
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Klaas H.
Napier City, HKB
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 1, 2020
have had a good time on the boat and catched 3 trouts and 2 not for consuption. thanks to Richard.
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