Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Guide

For many decades, trout fishermen worldwide have visited Lake Taupo and it’s surrounding rivers and streams to enjoy casting a line into a rushing river or serene lake… The thrill of hooking and landing a plump, shiny wild Rainbow or Brown Trout in pristine surroundings should not be underestimated.

Both Brown and Rainbow trout were introduced into Lake Taupo’s clear waters beginning in the late 1800s. Since then, the region’s fame has grown and it has long been renowned as a Fisherman’s Paradise, setting the standard for trout fishing both within New Zealand and around the planet.

There’s great fishing through all 4 seasons, including exciting back-country fishing on the region’s tributary rivers through winter. There is superb springtime action along the river mouths and beaches. That’s followed by excellent dry fly fishing throughout summer, and then the autumn fish migrations up the lake’s tributaries. Lake Taupo also offers lake trolling throughout the year, as well as targeting cruising fish in the shallows.

Lake Taupo trout fishing guide Gareth Bayliss

Professional fly fishing guide Gareth Bayliss operates from one of the most beautiful and highly regarded trout fishing regions in the world. He is passionate about fly fishing and the New Zealand outdoors, and in sharing his hard-earned knowledge with new and returning clients.
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Gareth Bayliss provides;

  • 1/2 or Full day guiding
  • Lake, river and stream fishing
  • Dry fly, nymph & streamer fishing options
  • Casting coaching
  • Top quality fishing equipment
  • Hotel/Airport transfers
  • Accommodation arranged as/if required
  • Lunches, snacks and refreshments

From his Lake Taupo location in the central North Island of New Zealand, Gareth is able to fish multiple prime locations for feisty Rainbow Trout and huge Brown Trout. He will guide you on a variety of streams, rivers and lake locations that take into account your fishing preferences and casting skills. Via a range of flyfishing techniques, he will give you the best possible chance of hooking up to a trophy trout! You will enjoy the various facets of the renowned Taupo and Turangi fisheries, and other secret North Island wilderness streams with the patient guidance from your experienced and friendly local Taupo fly fishing guide.

As part of his guiding services, Gareth will share with you;

  • Hidden locations that you’ll never forget
  • Professional hints that dramatically enhance your fly fishing successes
  • Fantastic photos and videos that capture your New Zealand fly fishing experiences
  • Coaching and guidance that will expand your fishing skills and knowledge

Enjoy the fly fishing videos, photos and Taupo region fly fishing reports on the website. Then, when you are ready to book a trout fishing trip with Gareth, get in touch.

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and since the release of trout in the late 1800s the lake and its tributaries have proven themselves to be one of the best trout fisheries in the world. The lake is located on the North Islands “Central plateau” and the northern end of the lake has dozens of top-quality inflowing rivers and streams. The lake is only an hour from Rotorua, and 3 1/2 hours comfortable drive from Auckland.

Lake Taupo’s major tributary is the mighty Tongariro river, which has been attracting anglers for more than half a century. The average trout size in the Tongariro is 3 pounds but every season, many fish caught exceed 10 pounds. Taupo and Turangi are both good bases to explore and fish the Lake Taupo region, and the Tongariro and other freestone rivers.