Fishing Options


Lake Taupo Tributaries:

These are open all year round with the headwaters being open in Summer only from the 1st of December to the 31st of May.

Lake Taupo tributaries and stream mouths, offer excellent fishing during the winter months as trout enter all the rivers and make their way upstream from the lake to spawn. There are lots of options, including fishing areas such as the Tongariro river mouth, also known as the delta.
This is one of the top fishing spots in this fishery. The Tokaanu tailrace is where the water from the Tokaanu powerhouse enters Lake Taupo. It provides excellent fishing for large trout when the smelt are running. The Waiotaka River provides excellent fishing during the smelting season.

Pristine Wilderness, Back Country Rivers & Streams:

These rivers open from 1 October to 30 April with many others open until 30 June.

This is where we stalk and sight fish to large resident brown and rainbow trout whose fighting strength is like none other and will test the skill of the worlds best anglers. The large 290km Whanganui River runs from rugged bush country west of Lake Otamangakau towards Taumarunui, through the Whanganui National Park before reaching the mouth at Whanganui on the West Coast. The Whanganui headwaters provide a very remote top-quality backcountry fishing advenuture for anglers who have an above average level of fitness.

4 X 4 Quad Bike:

Perfect for getting into the more inaccessible head waters without a long hike on foot or the expense of a helicopter. Suitable for a variety of fitness levels. Enjoy a full days fishing in remote locations, on pristine rivers set amid stunning scenery for rainbows and browns, some of trophy size.


Between December and May the way to reach the famous Tongariro headwaters is by raft. Catch rainbows and browns, dry fly fishing in the streams and rivers reaches its prime as the temperatures rise in summer.

Helicopter Fishing:

For the angler that wants a real adventure to the most remote rivers, a helicopter flight is the way to go. These rivers hold good numbers trophy rainbows & brown trout. Fishing the backcountry of this region is an unbeatable experience.

Multi Day Camp Outs:

Packages can be tailored to suit you from flying by helicopter to driving and hiking up a river or the easier option of camping next to the river on an exclusive farm setting. Camps are well provisioned and comfortable, with down sleeping bag, inflatable bed rolls or air beds, great tents, BBQ and chairs and all other camp necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.