Introduction

The Taupo fishing season begins on 1 July each year.

Before you buy a license

  • Check you will be fishing in the Lake Taupo district (Lake Taupo and the tributaries flowing into Lake Taupo) – no refunds are possible if you buy a licence you don't need. These fishing licences do not cover Fish & Game regions – for information about fishing elsewhere in New Zealand, see Fish & Game New Zealand
  • Know the rules and regulations for fishing around Lake Taupo.
  • Make sure your postal address is correct if you are buying a season licence, and that mail can be delivered there, otherwise you won't receive your licence.

 


 

Buy a resident licence

You are a resident if you are a New Zealand citizen (by birth certificate, passport, citizenship) regardless of place of residence, or a permanent New Zealand resident as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009.

Buy a non-resident licence

You are a non-resident if you are not a New Zealand citizen, nor a permanent resident as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009.

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