Category Archives: Central North Island

The Central North Island fishery is centered on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, where the main catch is rainbow trout. There are also brown trout. The Central North island fishery is unusual in that it the only region that is managed by the Department of Conservation.

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – One of Ours Most Heavily Fished Rivers

Tongariro River. This fish had a condition factor of 52.

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – Return Trip Written a few years back but very interesting for those contemplating chasing winter rainbows on this world famous river!  by Piscator This fish had a condition factor of 52. Not without a sense of deja-vu that I sat on board a Mount Cook Airline’s flight to Taupo, on the tarmac More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 4 months ago
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Tyro on the Tongariro River – The Judges, Major Jones and Breakaway Pools

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator Tongariro River Double hauling in the Cliff Pool. With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM 26 to Taupo on a frosty Christchurch morning. More...

Lake Taupo Trout Fly Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing -Tongariro, Tauranga-Taupo, Waitahanui Rivers

Home » Destinations N.I. » Central North Island Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Lake Taupo trout fishing for wild rainbow trout centred on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, is justly famous the world over for being one More...