Trout Fishing

Kinloch village is positioned on the edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s premier fresh water fishing destination. Beautiful native bush surrounds Whangamata bay on either side providing some of the best fishing in the lake.

The village has two launching opportunities, from which boats can cruise Whangamata Bay, Kawakawa Bay to the West or Whakaipo Bay to the East.

Some of the best shoreline fishing is around the Whangamata Stream mouth where fish congregate during warmer months and to which they migrate during the winter spawning months.

Boat Launching Ramps

Kinloch Private Marina, providing access to the Western Bays.
Annual, weekly and daily ramp passes.

Kinloch ‘Scotsmans’ ramp located on the waterfront, Marina Terrace.
Free launching for small dinghies and kayaks.
Vessels larger than 3.5 m should use the Kinloch Marina facility.

Fishing Charters

Fish Her

Operating from Kinloch Marina.Fishing, sightseeing and water taxi

How to fish around Lake Taupo

Learn fishing techniques and tactics to help you make the most of your Taupo trout trip.

Rules and Regulations

Buy a licence for the Taupo Trout Fishery -DOC.

A Taupo Fishery fishing licence is necessary to fish for trout in Lake Taupo and surrounding rivers and lakes. Learn about the rules in the Taupo Fishing District.

Buy online.

Taupo Fishery Focus

A bi- monthly online newsletter for anglers who fish this world class fishery.

Where and how to fish Lake Taupo

Recommendations on gear and lures. Access maps for rivers and streams.


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