The Rotorua Lakes District is a fisherman’s paradise which attracts fisherman from all over the planet to experience our famous fisheries. There are options for different types of fishing, from the expert to family boating trips. There are 14 fishable lakes and some fantastic river fishing to be had.  

Rotorua is a great place to base yourself to experience world class fishing on your holiday in New Zealand. The Rotorua lakes are famous for quality fish and excellent catch rates of both Rainbow and Brown Trout, in spectacular surroundings.

The waterways suitable for fly fishing vary from gin clear freestone rivers that flow through large tracts on rugged native rainforest only reachable by helicopter to local spring creeks famous for the size and numbers of the trout. To make the most of your time in Rotorua, hire a fishing charter or fly fishing guide.