Lake Rotokakahi (the Green Lake) is privately
owned and closed to fishing. It is tapu (sacred) and deserted -
no person, European or Maori ventures upon it.
Each autumn and spring (and summer at lake Tarawera)
Fish & Game New Zealand release yearling rainbow trout from
the Ngongotaha hatchery to local lakes. Many fish will return two
or three years later to spawn at their point of liberation and therefore
produce prime angling opportunities during the winter.
Other great fishing waters in the region include:
Aniwhenua on the Rangitaiki
Children's fishing days
Children can learn to fly fish and catch a rainbow
trout at the Ngongotaha
Trout Hatchery on specified open days.
Rotorua toursim website
The official Rotorua
tourism website also offers useful information about fishing
most of the Rotorua Lakes.