Activities & Catering

Trout Fishing

Lake Taupo is stocked with both Rainbow and Brown Trout with Rainbow being the most prominent.  The average size of the trout caught varies from 1.5kg to 2.0kg with the odd specimen over 4.0kg being recorded.

The most popular method of fishing is trolling or harling around the lake fringes at depths varying from 3 metres to 40 metres depending on the time of year and the whereabouts of food supply for the trout.  Top Cat carries the best of tackle for all fishing methods.

Top Cat can also cater for those who prefer to fly fish with excursions to the remote Western Bays where numerous small streams enter the lake and the trout congregate.  Angling can be done direct from the boat, wading around the shore, or by using kick boats or float tubes. (Minimum 5 hour charter recommended)

Other Activities

Although the primary activity on Lake Taupo is Trout Fishing, Top Cat is set up to cater for various other activities including:

• Sightseeing
• Clay Bird Shooting
    $2.00 per round. Shotgun provided but not kept on board, must be pre-arranged with skipper
      no alcohol permitted prior to shooting.
• Swimming
    swim ladder provided
• Weddings
• Dining
• General Corporate or Family Outings
• Special events and Christmas Parties

CD/DVD system on board for your use.  Bring your own music.


A full range of catering can be provided:

Finger Food   from $15.00 per head
Steak Sandwich
(most popular)
$25.00 per head (includes 2  fillet steak sandwiches each with a salad, fresh breads, cheese, tomatoes, pickles etc, Sweet Slice and cheese board)

You may also bring your own food on board and use of the BBQ is $25.00



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