Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd

Taupo Lake Adventures invites you on a fishing trip to remember. You will explore the majestic scenery of the Taupo Lake in New Zealand and get to fish for Trout. In the words of Captain Nick, ‘the fishing pressure is low, the Trout are big, and the scenery is breathtaking.’ All this is possible year round. And, it’s suitable for families with kids and serious veteran fishermen. Here you will find a tasty tablefare.

Captain Nick is an experienced angler. He’s been fishing for Trout since he was a young boy and could hold the rod. The past thirty years have seen him fishing around the Lake Taupo fisheries. Numerous repeat customers confirm his expertise and professionalism. Just have a look at the photos, and you’ll know what we’re talking about.

You will be fishing from a 37’ Markline flybridge named ‘Bravado III’. She is powered by two 210 HP Volvo Penta engines. The boat is fitted with navigational electronics, has a flush toilet, kitchen, a bed, as well as Scotty downriggers, and an ice box. Onboard, you will find an assortment a quality tackle and rods.

As you go fishing for Trout, you can try harling, deep trolling, and jigging. Captain Nick is versed in these techniques and will land you a hand if you’re a beginner. Novice anglers will learn as the trip goes. Depending on where you want to go, you could be fishing within 10 to 20 minutes of the departure. And, if you’re having a blast and want to extend the trip, you can. Children are welcome to join the chase.

You don’t need to bring the gear - the crew will take care of that. There is complimentary coffee and tea onboard. You should bring your own food and snacks, as well as other drinks. Fishing licenses are required. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler.

Put on adequate clothes and footwear, and bring a camera. The crew will pack and clean your catch so you can take it home, and they can vacuum it and smoke it, if you’d like.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Big Day Out
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $894
    up to 8 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    If you're looking to pamper yourself, come on this luxury trip aboard Bravado III. This six hour trip will take you to the pristine Western Bays of Taupo. There, fishing pressure is low, Trout are large and the scenery is stunning. You will get all fishing tackle, complimentary tea/coffee, and a catered lunch. The crew will also cook the catch. Bring a camera to get a nice shot of your catch. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler extra fee.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $421
    up to 8 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    If you have more time and want to go further afield, extend your three hour half day trip for $160 per extra hour. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler extra fee.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $421
    up to 8 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    Take more time to access more fishing opportunities. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler extra fee.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trout Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $316
    up to 8 persons
    + $30
    each additional person
    Use the morning hours to get some nice Trout. Lake Taupo is spectacular, and fishing for Trout here is addictive, for both novice anglers and those more experienced. The crew will go an extra mile to make your trip memorable. You will get all the fishing tackle and can try deep trolling with downriggers, harling or jigging. Just pack food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler extra fee.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trout Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $316
    up to 8 persons
    + $30
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip you will go fishing for Trout and scout around Lake Taupo. It is a spectacular journey. Both kids and adults will enjoy the chase. You will get all the fishing tackle and can try deep trolling with downriggers, harling or jigging. Just pack food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. If you can't have enough, you can extend the trip. Captain can provide you with fishing licenses at $20 per adult angler or $4.50 for a child angler extra fee.
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About the Captain

Nick Reed
Taupo, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2017
Capt. Nick has been a fisherman his whole life. He started fishing for Trout already at an early age. Since 1987, Capt. Nick fishes for Trout in the Taupo lake fishery. He is a seasoned angler who knows how to give his customers a trip to remember. Nick's experience will be of help when you set out on your fishing adventure. Onboard Capt. Nick's boat, you will find friendly and professional service, no matter whether you're a novice angler or a veteran fisherman.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Markline (Flybridge) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 210HP Volvo Penta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.85
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Experience
Half Day Trip with Cpt Nick Reed
Half Day Trip with Cpt Nick Reed
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Angler Rating
23
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Julien B.
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 25, 2020
We had a fantastic morning thanks to Nick We had a very good start as we caught our first fish straight away but then...
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Robert T.
Singapore
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Cpt Nick Reed

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
We had an enjoyable time! Started slow but we eventually landed 5! And we had 2 of them cooked at Crafty Trout for $25 per...
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Kenneth P.
Tokyo, 13
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   August 21, 2019
We had a great experience with our young children. Captain Reed was so attentive and understanding in helping them have an...
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Bryn K.
Kensington, NSW
 5.00
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Half day fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
Excellent trip. Nick was very helpful and knowledgeable. A very good experience had by all of us. Thanks Nick!!!
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Sharon J.
Matamata, Waikato
 4.67
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VERIFIED   January 26, 2020
Awesome afternoon. Thank you Captain Nick
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