Lake Taupo Fishing Charters

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Lake Taupo Fishing Charters

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Lake Taupo: 7 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Taupo
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trips from $197
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(137 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $370
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(106 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $247
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(54 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $235
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Taupo
trips from $197
Taupo
trips from $431
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Taupo
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Taupo are: Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Taupo

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Taupo fishing trip is $313, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $866 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake Taupo that received great reviews from families are:

The top 2 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake Taupo are:

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Many fishing charters in Lake Taupo provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake Taupo are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Taupo are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $385
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $568
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $801
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,438
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,800

Never even considered fishing in a volcano before? That's all about to change! Located in Taupo Volcano, New Zealand's largest lake is the heart of its northern island, offering stunning surroundings with plenty of cultural relics all around. Hop aboard one of the numerous Lake Taupo fishing charters on offer and discover Maori history, incredible nature, and some of the country’s best fishing. 
 
Home to the largest natural Trout fishery in the world, there’s no surprise which species reigns supreme in Lake Taupo. Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout draw freshwater anglers from all over the world, as they reach incredible sizes, here. Big, strong, and delicious, they promise a fun day out for anglers of all levels, with plenty of rewards to take home. 
 
Everyone is welcome aboard a Lake Taupo fishing charter, with trips designed for all abilities. Spend as little as two hours on the water, testing your skills, while the most common trips last anywhere from 4–6 hours. The more experienced among you can take advantage of trips lasting as long as 24 hours, discovering the sights of this ancient, mysterious lake. 
 
Most charters operate out of the city of Taupo itself, where the Waikato River feeds into the famous lake. This location gives you the chance to go fishing year-round, as you can explore the rivers in winter, and the deep waters in the heart of the lake during summer. 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need a special Lake Taupo fishing license before casting your line in these rich waters. Buy a 24 hour, weekly, or seasonal license online or from a licensed vendor, and you’re good to go. Other than that, you’ll just want to be aware of the bag limits, which state that each angler can take six fish home with them. 
Lake Taupo
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 27949 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Start the year in style with a trip to Lake Taupo. Summer is here, and the fishing is fun, so head out to the centre of the lake and get your fish on. 
February
The warm weather means that this is the best time to spend a full day or even longer on the water. Come and make the most of the fishing and sights!
March
Make the most of the last of the good weather, and head to the heart of the lake. Go after the prized Trout one last time before they head upstream. 
April
As the fish start making their way into the rivers, Taupo itself is the place to be. Test the bite of Brown and Rainbow Trout where the river feeds into the lake.
May
It may be getting colder, but the fishing action is still red hot. Keep warm with an exciting trip to target exciting and delicious Trout.
June
As winter comes in, you’ll want to dodge the showers when heading out to the lake. Why not take advantage of a shorter trip and get your fix of fishing?
July
Don’t let winter keep you away from the fishing on offer here. In fact, you should use an exciting Trout fight as a way to keep active during the cold weather.
August
While the wind threatens to batter the open waters of the lake, the best fishing takes place on the river. Hide from the elements and get your fish on!
September
As the weather starts gradually improving, the fish start moving. Go after Brown and Rainbow Trout in the shallow waters around the edge of the lake. 
October
Beware of the wind come October, as you head out to the lake in search of some exciting fishing. Thankfully, most trips take place aboard strong and stable boats.
November
Summer is promising a new dawn once again. Keep your eyes on the prize and head to the rich waters in search of an exciting day out and a tasty treat to take home.
December
What better way to see out the year than with a thrilling fishing adventure? Make the most of the last chance on the calendar, and take advantage of the exciting Trout bite. 

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Not too cold not too hot, the water are great and not too harsh. Not too sea sick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not too cold not too hot, the water are great and not too harsh. Not too sea sick
Azleena  K.
Azleena K.
This was our first time. We went with Marty Staine and it was the perfect day out. Caught plenty of fish with Marty’s set up. Recommend going with his fishing trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time. We went with Marty Staine and it was the perfect day out. Caught plenty of fish with Marty’s set up. Recommend going with his fishing trips.
Kristina  G.
Kristina G. Napier City, HKB
Experienced fly fishers should target brown trout in the Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo. It seems the big Rainbow trout are located a fair few meters below the surface (i.e. deep water) so unless you have your own boat etc, then best to charter an equipped boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experienced fly fishers should target brown trout in the Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo. It seems the big Rainbow trout are located a fair few meters below the surface (i.e. deep water) so unless you have your own boat etc, then best to charter an equipped boat.
David  G.
David G. Brisbane, Queensland
Great guide! He has everything you need and knows where to go, walks you through your catch and is very professional as well as fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great guide! He has everything you need and knows where to go, walks you through your catch and is very professional as well as fun!
Cheryl  L.
Cheryl L. Arvada, CO
Fishing license is a must and you can do only fly fishing in the rivers and creeks. Lake Taupo - you will need a boat to catch any fish as you can not catch anything from the banks. Lure fishing is the way to do it and no live baits. Trout size 35cm to be legal to keep.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing license is a must and you can do only fly fishing in the rivers and creeks. Lake Taupo - you will need a boat to catch any fish as you can not catch anything from the banks. Lure fishing is the way to do it and no live baits. Trout size 35cm to be legal to keep.
Rajarajan  S.
Rajarajan S. Auckland, Auckland
Go with a well known charter operator so that you learn tricks and techniques for trout fishing in the lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a well known charter operator so that you learn tricks and techniques for trout fishing in the lake.
Marilyn  W.
Marilyn W. Bethel, VT
Take a warm fleece and maybe a sandwich to eat But apart from that Captain Nick did it all for us
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a warm fleece and maybe a sandwich to eat But apart from that Captain Nick did it all for us
Craig  A.
Craig A. Hamilton, WKO
Make sure you have appropriate clothing and for ladies , gloves as it could be cold and windy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have appropriate clothing and for ladies , gloves as it could be cold and windy
Ken  B.
Ken B. Auckland, AUK
Having fished the wilds of Montana this was pretty tame by comparison and we had never trolled for trout before. But Marty was very professional, his boat and equipment were perfect and we caught several small to medium size trout. Thanks Marty!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having fished the wilds of Montana this was pretty tame by comparison and we had never trolled for trout before. But Marty was very professional, his boat and equipment were perfect and we caught several small to medium size trout. Thanks Marty!
Gail  M.
Gail M. Ramona, CA
Yes! Nick is great and gets everything ready for you fishing and makes it an easy day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! Nick is great and gets everything ready for you fishing and makes it an easy day!
Aaron  F.
Aaron F. Auckland, AUK

Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Couldn’t have gone better and all thanks to Marty. Equipment, fish finding and assistance was flawless. Super highly recommended!
Robert  K.
Robert K.
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Richard’s boat was clean and well equipped. Richard was very experienced and his presence was professional and polite. He was really good with the time even we start our trip before our session time officially started. We really enjoyed our fishing. Thanks Richard
Hammed  T.
Hammed T.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
This was an absolute fantastic experience especially for my husband and I who are beginners (never gone fishing before) Marty was patient and very friendly - explained to us how to set up, and what each equipment was for. We caught quite a lot of trout but decided to take home 4 to smoke and for dinner :) Not to mention, lake Taupō is simply breathtaking! Would highly recommend Marty and this experience to everyone.
Lee  E.
Lee E.
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Had a great afternoon and successfully landed six fish. Great gear, great supervision and advice and a most successful fishing.trip.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C.
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Thanks Richard we had a lovely morning fishing perfect for beginners. We all caught a fish so very happy. Would highly recommend.
Julie  A.
Julie A.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Captain Marty is very knowledgeable and got me on so many beautiful trout.
Renee  P.
Renee P.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We had a wonderful day catching fish with a wonderful skipper who took great care of us. We hope to go back soon.
Mike  E.
Mike E.
Taupo Lake Adventures – Te Arani II
Taupo Lake Adventures – Te Arani II
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Absolutely loved our trip with Nick, lots of fish caught! Lovely & comfy boat, great for kids too. Highly recommend!
Elysha  L.
Elysha L.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We've been out with Captain Marty a few times now. Always a great trip. Kids love it too!
James  M.
James M.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Great trip with Marty. He was super patient with all of us, really knowledgeable and we caught fish. Winning on all scores. Couldn’t recommend highly enough
Jared  M.
Jared M.
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Superb weather caught fish within lines being in the water in less than ten minutes. Accomodating captain would definitely use again. Spacious boat, good for little children, easy use of facilities and gear. Highly recommended
Fay  B.
Fay B.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Marty is so friendly and knowledgeable about lake Taupo and he was able to provide us with a lot of information. We’ve caught 7 rainbow trout and enjoyed the fishing experience a lot. Will definitely recommend Marty to other people!
Connie  Y.
Connie Y.
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
My family and i had a super duper great time. Captain Nick is such a great person to be around entertaining and replying our questions. We caught 5 beautiful fish. We know that Captain Nick is an experience fishermen from the way he handled and teaches us how to fish. Love our experience, we enjoy it so so much. Would love to repeat this experiences.
Azleena  K.
Azleena K.
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Marty was super chilled and entertaining and we all had a great time. All 5 of us got to land a fish. Ticked all the boxes.
Justin  B.
Justin B. Sydney, NSW
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Had a fantastic day out with Marty excellent captain hooked 4 beauty’s. Couldn’t have asked for a better day out:) My 8 year son was over the moon!
Clay  M.
Clay M. Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Great location. Easy to get to, the fish is an abundance when on and the Captain was very friendly. You won’t need any gear as boat has everything it needs to catch trout. Boat was very comfy and relaxing if not fishing. Perfect day out. Thanks again Marty and hope to come back again soon.
Kristina  G.
Kristina G. Napier City, HKB
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had a great trip. The boat was beautiful, weather was great and we caught 5 superb rainbow trout. Our captain new rhe best spot with 3 fish caught in quick succession. The booking was flexible with time and lots of fun.any thanks
Sarah  F.
Sarah F. Te Puke, Bay Of Plenty
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Great trip with Marty. We caught 6 beautiful rainbow trout. Marty shared some of his considerable knowledge of trout behavior. He is an extremely pleasant to spend an afternoon with. His boat and equipment are all carefully together and are in top notch condition.
Alan  N.
Alan N. San Diego, CA
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Was a great trip. Caught 3 great size fish and took one home for dinner (we didn't need all 3). Captain was friendly and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend.
Josh  C.
Josh C. Sydney, NSW
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Fantastic fun outing with Richard. He is very funny with his simply clear instructions and cardboard illustration of the fishing technique. Successfully caught 3 and released another. Very happy with the trip and would recommend to anyone looking to hire a boat, captain for some trout fishing
David  G.
David G. Porirua, Wellington