Berth 2, Taupo Harbour    07 378 3444

Trout Fishing

Book your fishing cruise on beautiful Lake Taupō.

Top Cat is the ideal choice for you when seeking your own boat for either your family or you and your mates for a day’s trout fishing or a trip incorporating a range of soft adventure activities suitable for the whole family.

Want to bring non-fishing partners or mix it up with different water activities? Not a problem! Take advantage of our watersports hire, immerse yourself in the mountain views of the Tongariro National Park, visit the Maori Rock Carvings, Otopotu Falls or go for a swim in a secluded bay.

Most fishing on Lake Taupō involves trolling either lures or flies (no bait fishing is permitted). We use a combination of light tackle downriggers or harling – depending on the time of day, weather and your time restraints. You do not need any experience or fishing gear as our staff are there to help. Rainbow trout average 4lb but each year trophy fish over 10lb are caught.

Whether you charter Top Cat for a few hours or a couple of days, you can choose between bringing your own food and beverage or one of our catering solutions. Your crew will prepare your catch for a delicious snack either barbequed, sashimi style or for a small cost, have your fish smoked and couriered to your next destination in New Zealand.