Rotorua

The Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand is well endowed with lakes and rivers. None more so than the area surrounding the town of Rotorua. Some 13 lakes and 5 rivers, all holding rainbow and/or brown trout, are within 40 minutes drive from the centre of town.

Trout fishing - Lake Tarawera
October 2014

As winter approaches, I get quite excited about the fishing that will be availab... Read More >

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About Rotorua

Fishing Rotorua The Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand is well endowed with lakes and rivers. None more so than the area surroundin... Read More >

Lake Tarawera - fishing spots and best times to fish
December 2009

The Rotorua region boasts an impressive thirteen lakes, but Lake Tarawera is considered by many to be the best of them all..... Read More >

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Guide to Lake Rotoiti
October 2009

Mark Sherburn gives a guide to Lake Rotoiti’s fishing year... Read More >

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The Ngongataha Experience
November 2000

Upon looking back, there was no indicator and as I lifted the rod firmly the line suddenly came tight as the fish took off in the opposite direction &... Read More >

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