Find out how to buy the special licence needed for fishing in the Taupo district, including latest fees and licence agents.

In this section

Get your fishing licence before your first trip for the season. The Taupo fishing season begins 1 July each year.

You can buy your Taupo fishing licence online or buy in person from a licence agent. 

Fishing licence district

Licences are for the Lake Taupo district only and do not cover Fish & Game areas.

The Lake Taupo district is Lake Taupo and the tributaries flowing into Lake Taupo, including:

  • Waikato River to Huka Falls
  • Lake Kuratau
  • Lake Rotoaira (an access permit is also required for this privately owned lake) 1
  • Moawhango
  • Otamangakau

Check that you are fishing in the Lake Taupo district, as described above, before purchasing a licence.

Fishing licence fees

Licences for the Taupo district are available in the following categories (all GST-inclusive)

2016/17 licence fees in NZ dollars
Adult season $90.00
Adult week $38.00
Adult 24 hour $17.00
Child season 2 $12.50
Child 24 hour $4.50

1 Access permits for Lake Rotoaira can be purchased from the following;

  • Creel Tackle House and Cafe 189 Taupahi Rd, Turangi
  • Turangi i-SITE Ngawaka Pl, Turangi
  • The Store State Highway 1, Te Rangiita, Turangi.
  • Lake Rotoaira Campground State Highway 46, Lake Rotoaira, Turangi

2 Child means a person who is:

  • under the age of 16 years; or
  • 16 years of age or older and attending school full time as a student.
Back to top