Fish & Game Eastern Region manages the trout fishery of the region including the world-famous Rotorua lakes.
Fish the Rotorua lakes
Whatever your level of angling experience and skill, the Rotorua Lakes Region offers a wide range of trout fishing opportunities. There are always fish biting somewhere in the district!
A number of the 13 lakes here are world-renowned for the quality and size of their trout, while others provide a high catch rate, or peaceful and highly scenic locations. In addition to the lakes, nearby streams provide the chance to catch once-in-a-lifetime trophy trout.
Rainbow trout are the most common fish in the lakes, but brown and tiger trout are also found in certain lakes. The Rotorua lakes provide all this excellent fishing for both first-timers and experienced anglers, all within 40 minutes’ drive of Rotorua city.
A trout fishing licence is required to fish for sports fish (trout and salmon) in New Zealand.