White Striker Charters Troutcatcher

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $309
    Join Captain Richard for a real Trout fishing adventure on Lake Taupo. The boat is hired at an hourly rate of $165.00 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
    $309
    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 $165.00 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
ID & License verified
87 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 87 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Andy C.
Portland, ME
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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First time on the lake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2022
We are lake fishing novices and a bit apprehensive about how we’d fare. We had no need to worry! From our initial meeting...
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Amanda J.
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 Hour Morning Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 26, 2022
We are a family of 4 with very little fishing experience. Captain Richard was informative, passionate about the area and all...
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Deb J.
Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 11, 2022
An absolutely brilliant time had with Richard!  Can’t rate the experience high enough. An adult family trip will be one...
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Janine S.
Montgomery, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The perfect fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 14, 2022
Top boat and captain who had excellent knowledge on how to fish lake Taupo. Very skilled in passing on advice and fishing technique...
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Paul N.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half a day with Captain Richard

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
Our trip with Richard the owner of the boat was very enjoyable we caught 4 trout
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FAQs about White Striker Charters Troutcatcher

White Striker Charters Troutcatcher offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $495 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $495 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (3 hours)

When you book a trip with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box (Fridge and freezer. )

Trips booked with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Trout cleaned and bagged)
  • Drinks (Tea and coffee are complimentary.)

White Striker Charters Troutcatcher offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (On Lake Taupo, Famous for its trout)

White Striker Charters Troutcatcher offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Using downriggers / harling / jigging)
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)