TONGARIRO RIVER MOTEL LINKS
TRM’s best local guide providing regular fishing reports on Tongariro and Taupo region.
Tongariro fishing guide, Mike Hughes, with regular reports and heaps of info for fishing the Tongariro River.
Shane French has one of the best Taupo regional Fishing Reports, especially for the Waitahanui River.
Comprehensive New Zealand wide trout fishing information.
Fish with Bish
The popular ‘Bish & Fish’ blog by Tony Bishop.
The Raised Hackle report.
Fish & Game’s ‘Reel Life’
Fish & Game manage the freshwater fisheries throughout the rest of NZ and publish their own very comprehensive newsletter with regional reports. Whenever there is anything that may be of particular interest to Taupo anglers it is added to the DOC reports on this website under RIVER INFO.
Fly & Gun’s ‘Hunting & Fishing Taupo’
Weekly Fishing report for the Taupo end of the great lake by Hunting & Fishing Taupo.
Tongariro River Cam
Live images of Tongariro River. Kindly provided by River Birches Lodge, 19 Koura Street, Turangi : Ph. (07) 386 0445 – views of Hydro Pool updated every half hour.
Rafting New Zealand
Just the greatest for rafting the upper Tongariro River!
River flow and lake level information for the Tongariro region.
Tongariro National Trout Centre
www.troutcentre.com for info on Kids’ Fishing Days!
Other local sites
Just the greatest for rafting the upper Tongariro River! Ph. 0800 VOLCANO (0800 865 226) 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi
Whakapapa Snow Report
Snow report for Mt. Ruapehu for Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields.
Daily bus transport for Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle service. Ph. 0800 828 763
Transportation for the Tongariro Crossing.
Guided walks with Terry Blumhardt – Ph. 0800 4 A Walk International +64 273 089 689
Tongariro Quad Adventures
Malcolm Sutton – Ph. (07) 378 2662
Taupo Quad Adventures
John, Lynne and Malcolm Sutton – Ph. (07) 377 6404
Kayak Wai Maori
Kayak Wai Maori: 247 Puanga Street, Tokaanu. Ph. (07) 386 0352
Department of Conservation information on the Didymo Threat. Check, clean, dry!!
Turangi Weather Forecast
SWMBO was reluctant to provide a weather forecast as they are usually misleading and too negative as Turangi has its own micro-climate sheltered by Mt Pihanga.
Tongariro National Park Mountain Forecast
For those venturing into the world heritage protected Tongariro National Park.
Sporting Life : Graham Whyman has the largest tackle shop in Turangi Mall – Ph. (07) 386 8996
Greig Sports : Turangi tackle shop in the Mall – Ph. Tim (07) 386 6911
Creel Tackle Shop : Brian & Steven at 189 Taupahi Road, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 7929
Riverway Fishing & Tackle : NOTE - 1 August – Has moved premises – now located next to New World supermarket, Turangi. Marcel, Jack & Vera Ryde – Ph. (07) 386 0501
The Store : Stella & Pete’s petrol station includes a tackle shop and a great cafe next to the Tauranga-Taupo River.
Taupo Rod and Tackle : Taupo’s oldest tackle shop recently taken over by Mathew Pate.
Andrew Christmas / TaupoTroutGuide.com – Ph. 021 116 2752
Mike Hughes / tongarirofishingguide.co.nz – Ph. 021 023 85008
John Somervell, 44 Herekiekie Street, Turangi. – Ph. (07) 386 5931
Bryce Curle, Turangi fishing guide, Ph. (07) 386 6813
Ian Jenkins 196 Taupahi Road, Turangi – Ph. (07) 386 0840
TroutFishingNZ.com Something Fishy – Michael & Bruce Rowntree - Ph. (07) 386 7953
Lake Taupo Fishing Charters – [email protected] – Ph. (07) 386 5919
Paul McDonald – Waikato Fly Fishers – Ph. (07) 838 1946
Bridge Fishing Lodge, SH1, Ph. (07) 386 8804
Hong Kong Restaurant, Town Centre, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 7526
Lakeland House, Waihi Road, Waihi. Ph. (07) 386 6442
River Wines, 2/314 Grace Road, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 6704
Tokaanu Turangi RSA, Katopu Place, Turangi. (07) 386 8717
Valentinos Italian Restaurant, Town Centre, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 8821
Oreti Restaurant, Mission House Drive, Pukawa Bay. Ph. (07) 386 7070
Toi Cafe/Bar, Climbing Wall Building, Ngawaka Cres. Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 0805
(April 2013 Update: Note the pub restaurant Four Fish and the Kaimanawa Lodge restaurant have both closed)
Alternative Local Accommodation:
The Birches Homestay, 13 Koura Street, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 5140
Extreme Backpackers, 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 8949
Riverstone Backpackers, (Rob Henderson) 222 Tautahanga Rd. Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 7004
Creel Lodge, 183 Taupahi Road, Turangi. Ph. (07) 386 8081
Sportsmans Lodge, 15 Taupahi Road, Turangi. (Doug & Betty) Ph. (07) 386 8150
Bridge Fishing Lodge, SH1, Turangi. (Kent & Lynne) Ph. (07) 386 8804
Brown Trout B&B or homestay, 11 Kokopu Street, Turangi. Ph. 386 0308
Taumarunui (for Whakapapa & Wanganui Rivers) Stonethrow Lodge (Charlie & Nadine Dickson) Ph. 07 895 5889 Address 1015 SH4, Piriaka, Taumurunui. www.newzealandfishinglodge.co.nz/
Waitahanui – Windsor Lodge Motel & Caravan Park SH1 Waitahanui (Rich & Sandy) Tel: (07) 378 6271.
Rotorua – Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park: www.waitete.com Ph. 357 5255 – motel, cabins, lodge, backpacker accomm., tent sites, Also home to the Trout Man – Harvey Clark for affordable fishing tuition and guiding.
Coromandel – Blue Water Motel [email protected] : Paul Dyson – Ph. (07) 864 8537 – Have a squiz at their new Fishing Page! Best accommodation for sea fishing on the Coromandel Peninsula (Paul’s happy image above on right)
(Nothing at all to do with fishing but deserves to be included as such a great event…)
New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers(inc)
14 Halcombe Road,
( All the Federation info and news is here !)
Walking Access Commission:
Note: The Walking Access Commission has an excellent new website that will allow you to easily identify land open to public access, including public access to and alongside rivers. The website can be viewed either as a standard topographical map or as an aerial, and shows marginal strips, Crown Land, esplanade reserves, conservation land, formed and unformed public roads. However the website is still a work in progress and some public access is not yet include – for example, the “Fishing Reserves” alongside rivers in the South Waikato District have not yet be marked. The website address is www.wams.org.nz If you have any access issues/inquires that you will like addressed by the Commission they can be contacted via the website.