Turangi Children's Fishing
On specified days, children are taught to cast a fly rod and catch a trout at the Children's Fishing Pond in Turangi, by volunteers of the Tongariro National Trout Centre Society. The fish is weighed and measured and a certificate is issued. On some days it is possible to have the fish cleaned and smoked at the centre. A small shop also has the basics required for a lunch where the freshly caught fish can be the main course.
|Fish type||Rainbow trout|
|Age limits||Children 6-14 years inclusive who can hold and control a fly rod|
|Address and directions||
Tongariro National Trout Centre
State Highway 1
The Tongariro National Trout Centre is situated 4 kilometers south of the township of Turangi, on at the southern end of Lake Taupo. Parking space is adjacent to State Highway 1.
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|Date and Times||Dates are set well in advance. During the summer school holidays the fishing pond is open many days.
Then children's pond is open from 9am to 3pm on the dates above.
Tuition is conducted in 1-hour sessions and bookings are generally restricted to 30 children per hour. You will be given a start time when you make a booking. Please arrive on time.
Advanced fly-casting tuition sessions for adults and children can also be booked.
Each child is allowed one fish per day.
You can have your fish filleted, smoked and wrapped in foil ready to take home for a small donation.
|Fishing gear||Complete sets of fishing gear are provided. No private or personal gear may be used in the pond to avoid the possibility of introducing disease.|
Standard tuition: A charge of $8.00 is payable per child. This covers a 24-hours child fishing licence and an administration fee. If the child has a valid Taupo Fishery Fishing Licence (which must be brought with the child), there will be a $4 administration charge.
Advanced fly-casting tuition:
$10 per child
Donations: Donations to assist fund the work of the Tongariro National Trout Centre and its volunteers are always appreciated.
Payment: No EFTPOS or VISA facilities are available so please bring cash for all payments.
These fishing days are extremely popular and bookings are required. The numbers are restricted to 30 children per hour. To make a booking, please contact the Tongariro National Trout Centre Society:
Phone: +64 7 386 8085:
- between 10am and 3pm from May to November
- between 10am and 4pm from December to April.
Email [email protected]
School classroom groups may make separate bookings by contacting the centre.
For further details, please see www.taupofortomorrow.co.nz.
|For more information||For more information see Childrens' Fishing Days at the Tongariro National Trout Centre website.|