Taupo Region

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.

Doubtless Bay to Lake Taupo – Fishy Tales From The Far North

Doubtless Bay to Lake Taupo – Fishy Tales From The Far North

Doubtless Bay to Lake Taupo - Fishy Tales From The Far North By Lyn McKinnon After some soul-searching about missing…

16/12/2022

Foam Cicadas, Beetles, and Silicon Smelt

Foam Cicadas, Foam Beetles, and Other Plastic Fantastics By Louie The Fish! a.k.a. Louie DeNolfo A glance at the calendar…

25/10/2022

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

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Lake Taupo trout fishing for wild rainbow trout centred on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, is…

23/09/2022

Taupo and Rotorua – Tongariro River – Beginners Fishing Guide

Taupo and Rotorua by Herb Spannagl Every winter l run into at least one group of South Islanders who migrate…

20/08/2021

Tongariro River Trout – Fly Bombs on the “Big T” – A Mainland Perspective

By Tom Fraser The Tongariro can be an intimidating river and sitting in the pre-dawn gloom with the frost settling…

05/08/2020

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

Tongariro River Trout Fishing - Return Trip Written a few years back but very interesting for those contemplating chasing winter…

07/06/2018

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

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM…

27/06/2017