Introduction

The Taupo fishing season begins on 1 July each year.

Licences for the 2017 17/18 season will be available to purchase from the 26 June 2017.

Several significant changes to the Taupo Trout Fishery regulations will take effect on 1 July 2017. Read about the changes to regulations


These fishing licences are for the Lake Taupo district only. Check you're fishing in the Lake Taupo district before making this purchase – no refunds are possible. Taupo licences for fishing do not cover Fish & Game regions. Visit Fish & Game New Zealand for more information about fishing elsewhere in New Zealand.

Know the rules and regulations for fishing around Lake Taupo.

If you're buying a season licence: make sure your postal address is correct and that mail can be delivered there, otherwise you won't receive your licence.

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