Lake Taupo

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Fishing in Lake Taupo

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. 
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Lake Taupo Fishing Seasons

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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Reviews of Fishing in Lake Taupo

3hr AWESOME Trout Fishing Experience
Paul S. fished with Pinnacle Charters on January 15, 2020
Go with Pinnacle Fishing, speak time Richard. He is a legend
Very enjoyable morning out
Andrew S. fished with Fish Taupo on May 18, 2019
Do at least a 3 hour charter - more if you can fit it in to your schedule.
Half Day Trip with Captain Mike
Ken B. fished with Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd on April 29, 2019
Make sure you have appropriate clothing and for ladies , gloves as it could be cold and windy
Half day trip
John D. fished with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher on April 8, 2019
Listen to your captain, have a good time
Fishing with Marty
Gail M. fished with Fish Taupo on February 23, 2019
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!
3 Hour Fish Outing
Aaron F. fished with Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd on January 19, 2019
Yes! Nick is great and gets everything ready for you fishing and makes it an easy day!
Half day trip with Captain Richard
Louise K. fished with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher on January 10, 2019
Go with someone who knows what they are doing
Fantastic three hours fishing
Andrew E. fished with Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd on December 24, 2018
We had a great time, we were all relatively inexperienced trout anglers

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