Lake Okaro

Ideal for spin fiahing and fly fishing from a well formed track- 5 minutes South of Rotorua city, turn left onto SH38 then left again onto Okaro Rd. Rainbow trout up to 1.5kg. Ample parking, picnic area and BBQ, toilets

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Lake Ngapouri

Ideal for spin fishing from shore or fishing from a kayak. Good quantity of rainbow trout up to 1kg. Just south of Rotorua City. Turn right onto Waikite Valley Rd and travel 2km to the signposted lake turn off on the left. Country track, no amenities. Limited access to lake, anglers need to be more adventurous. But a beautiful trout fishing lake.

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Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

Ideal for fly or spin fishing for rainbow trout up to 2kg. 20 minutes South East of Rotorua. Head North towards the Rotorua airport and take the right turn onto Tarawera Road, the lake is another 8km. Toilets, parking and picnic areas. Good access to the lake shore via walking track.

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Further Information

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Local Guides

Bryan Coleman
Simon RobertsonĀ 
John HamillĀ 
Clark Gregor Trout Fishing
Gordon Randle
Ernie Skudder
Frank & Tony Murphy

Local Contact

Eastern Fish & Game Council
Tel: 07 357 5501