Trout catching with Richard Staines

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Lake Taupō, New Zealand

Two happy customers with four trout caught with White Striker Charters

Trout Fishing on Lake Taupō


Lake Taupo is famous for its amazing trout fishing. Book a trip with Richard Staines of White Striker Charters and you’ll be in good hands with Taupo’s most experienced charter boat operator.

Harling, jigging and trolling with downriggers are the main methods that Richard uses to catch Taupo’s rainbow and brown trout. All top quality Shimano fishing tackle is supplied.

We have a 2 hour minimum, but 3 to 4 hours are recommended and longer trips can also be arranged.

You will be fishing on White Striker IV, which is a 10 metre (32ft) Genesis Euro cruiser that’s outfitted with a 250 HP Hyundai engine and has plenty of space for up to eight anglers to fish in comfort. Apart from all the necessary safety and navigation gear, the boat has an on-board toilet, full kitchen facilities, and a fridge/freezer as well. The boat is designed for fishing in all weather conditions.

White Striker IV berth and kids with catch

Trout Fishing Rates

You can buy a 24-hour fishing license from Richard or you can bring your own.
Buy a Taupō fishing licence online.

Bring a pair of polarised sunglasses and some snacks if you like and you’ll be ready to catch trout on beautiful Lake Taupo.

Rates are per hour for the boat

1 to 6 people
$170.00 per hour (for the boat)
7 people
$175.00 per hour (for the boat)
8 people
$180.00 per hour (for the boat)
24 hour fishing licence
Adults $20.00, Children $4.50

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I have been fishing with Richard at least 5 times. We always catch trout. The boats are well set up and comfortable. Richard is very knowledgeable about the lake and has great service. I’ve been with my two young kids and also with mates. Well worth taking a trip.


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