Trout catching with Richard Staines

Lake Taupō, New Zealand


Great mornings fishing. Clean, modern boat and a great skipper! Knew just where to go to catch fish. Provided lots of information and happy to answer our kids many questions!

Linda H., Gisborne, NZ

Fantastic first ever fishing experience. Great family time. (Kids did not miss their devices at all!). Boat brilliant and host very hospitable. Recommend it .

Cheryl C., Paeroa, NZ

My hat is off to Richard. Last minute booking on a cold Sunday afternoon and Richard got us on the boat and catching fish in no time at all. Thanks again bud!!

Cody, Cypress, Texas

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

A mornings fishing on the Great Lake came up trumps for 4 of us. With 4 keepers and 4 strikes and throw backs. Skipper Richard was the perfect host - enlightening and providing a slick customer experience. Kept it simple and easy for four somewhat inexperienced fishermen. It was just worth the money to be away from the day to day routine. Give it a go - well worth it.

Dave M

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.


First time we had ever been trout fishing on a boat.
The day was beautiful and sunny and the lake was calm.
Richard was a brilliant host. Extremely helpful, knowledgable about the area and very friendly. A real cool guy.
The boat and fishing gear is in excellent condition.
We caught several trout, had them smoked and picked them up the next day.
They tasted beautiful.
Some of the other reviews are saying it’s expensive. Not so.
People must remember this type of fishing is trawling, so the boat is running all the time for three hours using diesel. Not parked up on anchor like other types of fishing.
I would highly recommend White Striker Charters to everyone.