Where to fish
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:
Children's fishing days
Children can learn to fly fish and catch a rainbow trout at the Ngongotaha Trout Hatchery on specified open days.