From 3 hours – tailored to the needs of beginners and skilled fishermen
The Hamill family have been professional guides in the Rotorua region for many years. Departing from Solitaire Lodge’s Jetty, John Hamill’s generous Catamaran takes you on a private lake excursion jigging and trolling in proven fishing grounds. Lake Tarawera boasts the largest water volume in the Lakes District, at an average depth of 200 feet, and is the ideal spawning ground for Rainbow Trout. Catching 4 to 5-pound trout is a regular occurrence, the excitement of which is only matched by the lure of the chase, and the enjoyment of fresh trout prepared for you by our Chef.
Another option is to combine an early morning bathe in Lake Tarawera’s natural hot springs, breakfast on board followed by fishing for Rainbow Trout, – all in half a day. Heli-fishing and fly fishing are also on offer.
Boat fishing on Lake Tarawera is not available for 1 July through 31 September as it is a breeding lake. Please contact the lodge for alternative options.