Nestled in a peaceful bush setting, the Tongariro National Trout Centre provides a peek into the World of trout at Taupo. It has played an important role over the years in educating people about the fishery, and raising awareness among the public of the importance of freshwater conservation and the need to create a sustainable fishery resource. You can wander through the Genesis Energy Freshwater Aquarium and hatchery facility, look through an underwater trout viewing chamber or take a stroll along the Tongariro River.
The Taupo Trout Fishery provides for exciting river and lake fishing all year round, and attracts anglers from all around the world seeking to test their skills against its wild rainbow and brown trout. Within a relatively small geographic area, anglers can enjoy all sorts of fishing styles depending on the time of the year and their angling skill. Also, within the same area is a variety of landscapes - from fishing the strong currents and quiet pools of the Tongariro River, to summer boat fishing on Lake Taupo, or the complete solitude of Lake Otamangakau. The climate is temperate, and ranges from very warm summer temperatures to winter snowfalls. Be sure to come prepared, as cold weather is possible at any time of the year.
The Taupo Fishery includes Lake Taupo and its catchment, the Waikato River down to Huka Falls, lakes Moawhango and Otamangakau, but not Lake Rotoaira.