Lake Taupo

6 Fishing Charters

Lake Taupo Fishing Charters

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Lake Taupo: 6 fishing charters available

Fish Taupo

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Taupo
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trips from $182

White Striker Charters Troutcatcher

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $349

Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(64 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $239

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $240

Top Cat Charters

Taupo
trips from $377

Pinnacle Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Taupo
trips from $151

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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 $293, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,114 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:

The top 3 fishing techniques 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 – $356
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $544
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $755
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,423
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,400

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
4.7 / 5
Based on 25050 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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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

White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Absolutely awesome.....best experience ever. Awesome skipper..great vessel and gear. We will be back.
Tony  M.
Tony M. Auckland, Auckland
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Wonderful experience with Captain Marty who is a friendly professional skipper.
Nick  T.
Nick T. Auckland, Auckland
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Thank you so much for taking my family trout fishing. As novices it was perfect for us, we learnt so much about trout fishing & the lake. Thank you for your recommendation to have it cooked at the Crafty Trout - it was a great feast!! I would highly recommend!!!!
Hannah  L.
Hannah L. Auckland, Auckland
Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd
Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
A great couple of hrs on the lake and plenty of bites, took home 5 trout for tea! Couldn't have asked for more. Family friendly and a great experience all round.
Melissa  T.
Melissa T. Berlin, CT
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Marty was a great bloke, very friendly and experienced. He guided us to some great spots and we were successful with catching trout. Highly recommend, we’ll definitely be back with family and friends to go out again.
Holly  D.
Holly D. Auckland, Auckland
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Group of 8. A welcoming host and a well guided fishing experience. Caught good number of trout. Everyone had a great day out
Geoff  D.
Geoff D. Brookfield, VT
Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd
Taupo Lake Adventures Ltd
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
This was a lovely experience with our family to celebrate our dear Michael’s 60th birthday.
Rosemary  C.
Rosemary C. Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
A grey but mild dish winters day, I opted for a 3 hour afternoon charter, just for myself. Marty, the skipper, was knowledgeable and pleasant company and he successfully took us to the fish. The boat was a good size and well equipped and maintained. I landed 3 good sized keepers, 4 returned and hooked 2 whales which unfortunately came off the hook 😀. A great way to spend the afternoon.
Ian  J.
Ian J. Taupo, Waikato
Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters
Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Lake Taupo is just sooooo beautiful! Captain Dan is very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the fishing point. He makes my fishing experience really wonderful! My only regret is I didn't know the price is for renting the whole boat and not per person. A bit expensive coz I was going alone
Shan  S.  L.
Shan S. L. Queenstown, Otago
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
He was well organized, and knowledgeable of Taupo. The weather was beautiful and the boat is kid friendly, Captain will even make you a coffee. We can't wait to pick up our smoked trout!
Mike  F.
Mike F. CUMB FORESIDE, ME
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We are family of 6 with adult off spring. We spent 3 hours with Richard on the stunning Lake Taupo. We had a great time and strike rate, with 8 fish on our lines which allowed everyone the experience of landing a fish. We took 4 trout home to share with our families and released the others. Richard was very knowledgeable and had all bases covered. A great experience for all of us.
Kiri  W.
Kiri W. CUMB FORESIDE, ME
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Marty was great! Had a good experience with the wife and kids. What a class act…..Marty put up with 3 hrs of on and off screaming from my 2 year old all the while catching 8 fish in total. Thanks again Marty!!!
Tom  K.
Tom K. Honolulu, HI
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
what's better then catching a few fish and haven them smoked or cooked the same day
Claudio  W.
Claudio W. Plainville, MA
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Fantastic fishing experience, had an absolute blast. Caught plenty, tasted great as well! Highly recommend!!!
Declan  R.
Declan R. Hartford, CT
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
We had a great 3 hour afternoon trip and bagged seven good sized rainbows with 2 over 4.5 pound. Awesome scenery as well. Thanks Marty.
Geoff  S.
Geoff S. Wellington, Wellington
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Took the kids out to catch a fish on Taupo. Didn't disappoint with all of us catching keepers and a few smaller that were released. Marty great with kids and very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. Nice trip to give mum a few hrs to herself.
Duncan  B.
Duncan B. Troy, ME
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Highly recommend. Easy going and comfortable. Great communication and super helpful. We really enjoyed Richard and he help all levels of experience/enthusiasm get involved, plus we caught lots of fish. A great way to experience Taupo Lake and Trout Fishing.
Art  R.
Art R. Wellington, Wellington
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(192 reviews)
Nice and clean boat, great captain, awesome lake and fantastic rainbow trouts! We had a great time. Highly recommended!
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Auckland, AUK
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Awesome day on the lake with Marty. We did a 4hr trip and picked up 5 good rainbows. Marty was a great host. Friendly, helpful, and had some good chat. I'd definitely recommend this as a great day out.
Mathew  W.
Mathew W. Taupo, Waikato
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
Fishing charter in Taupo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
My mate and I had an amazing trout fishing day with an awesome captain. Marty took us to explore the beauty and wildness of the Great Lake Taupō. He was a very friendly and helpful person. We will definitely come back for another trip soon.
ABOLFAZL  B.
ABOLFAZL B. Auckland, Auckland