Te Kupenga which means "Fishing Net" in Te Reo, is the newest addition to the fleet of boats managed by Chris Jolly Outdoors. Te Kupenga is a legendary stabicraft that has been set up as a trout catching machine. This boat has been built with the serious fisherman in mind. They are absolutely unsinkable with a great safety rating, providing the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safety on the water. Lake Taupō is home to several native fish and native koura (crayfish). Anglers from around the world travel to Taupō for the best trout fishing experience on the pristine rivers in the Taupō and Tūrangi region as well as the crystal-clear waters of Lake Taupō

Fishing Methods


The fishing styles we use while out on your charter will consist of soft baiting , jigging and trolling. Soft baiting and jigging are a real “hands on” method of fishing paired with the added feature on the Minn Kota electric motor, we have the ability to fish up to four rods at one time.

We also have the option of using downriggers to allow us to deep water troll using light tackle. Although this is a little more hands off till the fish strikes, it can be just as productive!!

We use top of the line Tica rods and reels to help us bring in the fish and Simrad electronics to help locate the fish while out of the Lake.

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