Lake Taupo, New Zealand offers excellent trout fishing all year round.

Most fishing takes the form of trolling either lures or flies (no bait fishing is permitted). We use a combination of downriggers, harling and trolling on board – depending on the time of day, weather and client time restraints. You do not need any experience or fishing gear, our experienced staff are there to help. See us for the best Taupo fishing charters.

Trout averages about 4 pounds and a typical Taupo fishing excursion on Lake Taupo will see your crew prepare your catch for a delicious snack either barbequed or sashimi style. You can even have your catch smoked and couriered to your destination in New Zealand at a small cost.

Trout is not available to purchase in restaurants unless you take your catch to the chef and request they cook it for you. Remember to have your fishing licence with you as proof that you really did catch it.

All our charter boats come equipped with galley, full bar facilities, fishing gear, music systems, flush toilets, lounge style cabins and safety equipment. Our friendly and professional staff will ensure your group has the trip of a lifetime. For Taupo fishing trips we recommend a minimum of 3 hours.

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Half day lake fishing and cruise package

Included in the package: 4 hours private launch charter, sumptuous luncheon, wines and beverages, trout fishing and licences, view the Maori Rock Carvings, clay target shooting (conditions apply). Experience Taupo’s renowned trout fishing NZ or just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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Full day lake fishing and cruise package

Included in the package: 8 hours private launch charter, morning tea, sumptuous buffet luncheon, wines and beverages, view the Maori rock carvings, trout fishing and licences, clay target shooting (conditions apply)

Optional: swimming during summer months. Fly fishing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the remote Western Bays – (summer months) are available on request at extra cost.

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The mini Lake Taupo experience package

Included in the package: A 30 minute helicopter scenic flight followed by a landing at the Taupo Marina where the clients will board their launch for a private 3 hour charter, a luncheon on board, wines and beverages, trout fishing, and fishing licences.

Optional: Swimming during the summer months

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Ultimate Lake Taupo luxury experience

Included in the package: An unforgettable 75 minute scenic flight either South: over the volcanoes of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park – Fly south down the eastern side of Great Lake Taupo and into the wilderness of the Kaimanawa ranges. Search for the famous Kaimanawa wild horses and you may even spot wild deer. Land next to the world renowned Rangitikei River to enjoy the crystal clear water and solitude this location has to offer. Continue west towards the World Heritage volcanoes; Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe:  OR fly north over the famous Huka Falls, mighty Waikato River and this impressive volcanic fault line. Enjoy aerial views of Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu, New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area renowned for its Artists Pallet and Champagne Pool. Climb high above the sacred Mt Tarawera summit to reveal the massive rift formed by the 1886 eruption. Meet with the launch in the beautiful Western Bays of Lake Taupo, enjoy a sumptuous luncheon on board, wines and beverages, clay target shooting (conditions apply), trout fishing, returning by boat to the Taupo Marina. This is a full day excursion. Optional: Swimming during the summer months. Available on request at extra cost Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Summer months only.

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Kinloch to kawakawa: Guided hike and cruise combo

Included In the package: Our guide will meet you at your accommodation and take you by 4WD to the start of a spectacular two hour hike to Kawakawa Bay in the beautiful Western Bays, where your launch will be waiting. Enjoy a sumptuous luncheon on board, wines and beverages, trout fishing, clay target shooting (conditions apply) and viewing the Maori Rock carvings as you cruise back to the Taupo Marina.

This is a 5 hour round trip.

Medium level of fitness required.

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We had such a great time. Everybody loved the trip and we would like to do it again. we loved the fishing, the shooting,BBQ the friendliness 7 knowledge of the staff and Charlie brown is cool. we had such great weather as well. We have already recommended this trip to everyone in our company as something to do when in Taupo. Thanks so much for having us!

Sarah Middleton

I would like to extend our gratitude to Simon, Ali, Emma and of course Charlie Brown for providing a fantastic day on board 'Supercat' yesterday. The Taupo staff fishing trip is a highlight in our calendar this year. The Claybird shooting, fishing and the dinner was fantastically organised and appreciated by all and we landed two Rainbow trout!

Neill Ross

I wanted to send a quick note to thank you and your fine team for looking after our team. We all very much enjoyed our cruise and I might add the weather that day certainly enhanced the overall experience!It was very good to cruise aboard Wianiwa again and I have to say she is a grand cruiser! we will keep in touch and look forward to working together again over what is shaping up to be a more positive summer season.

Patrick Bourke,