Private Fishing Boat Charters


The best way to experience trout fishing on Lake Taupo is to get on a boat. Don’t worry if you don’t own a boat as it’s very easy to private charter one. Experience Lake Taupo’s renowned trout fishing or just sit back and enjoy the scenery while your mates do all the work.

Most fishing on Lake Taupo 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 as our experienced staff are there to help.

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.

Half Day Lake Fishing & Cruise Package

  • 4 hours private fishing charter
  • Sumptuous luncheon
  • Wine and beverages
  • Trout fishing gear
  • Fishing Licences
  • View the Maori Rock Carvings

Full Day Lake Fishing & Cruise Package

  • 8 hours private fishing charter
  • Morning tea
  • Sumptuous buffet luncheon
  • Wine and beverages
  • Trout fishing gear
  • Fishing licences
  • View the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Clay target shooting (conditions apply)

Swimming during summer months.
Fly fishing and stand up paddle boarding in the remote Western Bays during the summer months are available on request at extra cost.


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My wife and I just got into fishing and was wanting to learn more about the art of fly fishing. Our guide was very patient with us and made our learning easy, fun and enjoyable. We had a great time on the river and even caught a trout each!

Mark Goldberg

Being keen anglers from America, we wanted a guide who could take us to the best fishing spots and hidden gems that only a local guide could provide. We had an outstanding experience with Chris Jolly Outdoors on the Tongariro River. Highly recommend, especially if you don't know the area well.

Bert Newman

We flew in by chopper to the backcountry rivers to try our hands at trophy size Browns and Rainbows. These Aussies were definitely not disappointed! We would highly recommend Chris Jolly Outdoors for their professional and outstanding guiding experience.

Stacy Tapp