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Lake Taupo is a truly incredible remarkable rainbow trout fishery. (The original Taupo rainbow stocks came from Northern California steelhead stocks from the Russian River and Sonoma Creek just minutes from Fishing International’s headquarters.) The lake can yield an unbelievable 400,000 big trout throughout the year making this fishery truly one of the most remarkable in the world. Taupo rainbows average 5 pounds. Brown trout are also available.

The remote Western Bays of Lake Taupo are reached only by boat. Here anglers find themselves in an region of lush native forests, rugged terrain, a place towering cliffs, waterfalls and bird life. There are river tributaries to fish, untouched beaches to picnic upon, and scenery to photograph at every angle.

The best way to see and fish this country is aboard a floating fishing lodge such as the yacht Waianiwa where anglers may go ashore and wade, fishing the river mouths and beaches or troll in first class comfort from the yacht itself. She is of Italian design, a magnificent 51 footer accommodating two to four guests comfortable but can sleep up to 8. Your stateroom is very comfortable. There are two bathrooms, including a full sized bath aboard. The tastefully appointed salon is complete with a well stocked bar and a fireplace for cozy warmth on cooler evenings. Meals are excellent. The vessels large open foredeck is ideal for fly fishing or relaxing in the sun. There is a spacious flying bridge and open cockpit, ideally suited for running multiple trolling lines for a small group of keen anglers. The vessel is complete with a clay pigeon trap and shotgun for shooting enthusiasts.

Smaller vessels are also available for fishing and exploring this fabulous lake.

Trip Rates

Lake Taupo Season: Year around.

Accommodations for 4.

Golf: Before or after cruise.

Hunting: No

Non-fishing activities: Yes.

How to get there: Boat departs from Taupo town.

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