Trout fishing with Richard Staines

Lake Taupō, New Zealand

Richard has the ability to catch fish when the others can’t!

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Go fishing and catch trout with Taupo’s most experienced charter operator, Richard Staines.

Richard Staines on Lake Taupo

Richard has over 30 years operating charter boats on Lake Taupo and has been fishing Lake Taupo all his life. Richard is born and bred in Taupo — try to find anyone with that much experience.

Richard is a true professional and can show you eveything that fishing on Lake Taupo has to offer. He will go that extra mile to make sure you have a great time.

  • Licenced for up to 8 people.
  • No experience necessary.
  • White Striker IV is designed so you can fish in all weather conditions in total comfort.
  • White Striker IV has a fully equipped galley and we can even cook your trout aboard.
  • You are welcome to bring your own food and refreshments.
  • Tea & coffee is provided free of charge.
  • On-board toilet.
  • Top quality fishing tackle supplied at no extra charge.
  • Fishing licences can be arranged.
  • Your catch is cleaned and bagged for you and we can arrange to have your trout smoked.

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I booked a 3-hour fishing trip for me and my four sons with White Striker Charters. Richard, the owner of the business and a very experienced local angler, was our host. He was brilliant and the boat was great. The views on the lake were amazing. Richard was very kind and engaging and certainly knows the lake well. He ensured we all caught sizeable trout and we left feeling really satisfied. He even gutted the fish for us, which made my life much easier when we got back home! Overall, a brilliant day on the most beautiful lake in NZ and a great fishing experience. Highly recommended. Thank you Richard.

Emad E, Sydney, Australia

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