Trout Centre

Kid's Fishing

The Tongariro National Trout Centre is a great place for kids.
Feed the trout in our Children's Fishing Pond, check them out in our underwater viewing chamber and learn about the Taupo fishery and the Tongariro River.

On special days of the year we open our pond for childrens public 'fishouts'. These days always book out so contact us today to make your family booking

Send us your pictures from our fishout and we will add them to our gallery.

Easter Weekend 2015

Sunday 5th April..  As a part of the Turangi Easter Festival we will be hosting a family and kids fishing day at the Trout Centre.  $30 for family entry into the Centre and 1 child fish (extra $10 for additional children)

Space on this holiday weekend package is limited and booking must be made through the Turangi I-site.

Ph 07.386 8999




Kids Fly Tying, Casting & Fishing Class.

These popular classes will be held again during the April School Holidays

Thu 9th & Thu 16th April.   Classes run from 10.30am - 2.30pm


We provide all equipment and materials. Children are introduced to the art of fly tying and casting and then proceed to our pool to catch a trout on their very own fly.

Again space on these classes is very limited so please call us, 07.386 8085 for further details and bookings.

 Kids Public Fishing Days

Wed 15th Jul

Wed 7th Oct


Pond Opening Hours for KIDS FISHING DAYS

The pond will be open between 09:30am and 2.30pm, rain or shine.


Fishout Bookings


To book for one of our Children's Fishouts, please contact us on (07) 386 8085 between 10:00am and 3:00pm (1 May to 30 November) and between 10:00am and 4:00pm (1 December to 30 April).

Alternatively you can email


What you need to know ...

Age Limit
Children aged 6-14 years (inclusive) can fish the pond with the help of Volunteer Anglers.

$10 per child.
This includes
  A special Trout Centre Souvenir Child's Licence
  Certificate recording your catch
  On the above dates we 'Fillet and Smoke' your catch. ( this option is not normally available for other group bookings.. Please call us to      discuss your group requirements )
  We provide all fishing equipment with help from our volunteers
  and of course .. you get to take your catch home


Rods and Gear
All fishing gear is provided, but you may wish to bring your own fishing gear for the fly-casting lessons only.

Food and refreshments
A 'sausage sizzle' BBQ and other food is normally available from $2.00 per item.

Payment options
Cash payments only. We are sorry but there are no EFTPOS or VISA facilities available at our fishing pond.