Te Kupenga - The legendary stabicraft for the ultimate fishing adventure

Te Kupenga is the newest boat to be added to the fleet of boats managed by the experienced & reliable team at Chris Jolly Outdoors. Te Kupenga has been set up as a trout catching machine. The legendary Stabicraft has been built with the serious fisherman in mind. These boats are absolutely unsinkable, providing the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safety on the water!! Te Kupenga has a large, open fishing space with room for up to four anglers at a time. The added trout hunting advantage of a GPS positioning Minn Kota electric engine on the bow, allows the skipper to hold the boat accurately and quietly over the fish, combined with top of the line Simrad electronics, this vessel is a fishing machine. Specializing in jigging and soft baiting for trout, this fishing platform is awesome for couples, families, or serious fishing buddies to head out on Lake Taupō and return home with dinner. Get to the fish fast and get home safely!



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Founded in 1980 by the Chris & Sue Jolly, our team loves the great outdoors in Taupō, New Zealand and sharing that with people like you. Chris Jolly Outdoors boasts an array of offerings, from scenic cruises on Lake Taupō, private charters & corporate events, fishing trips, hiking & biking trips with some of the region’s experienced guides. 

Our business is built on having good boats and a great team who know how to show you a great time while you’re in town. It’s all about New Zealand’s natural environment, the native bush, the clear water, the fish and animals that live here; and more importantly the people that don’t… so you can get away from the world that’s nagging you.

Chris & Sue Jolly owned and operated Chris Jolly Outdoors until 2017 when their son Simon and his wife Katie purchased the business. 

On 30 August 2019, Tūwharetoa  Māori Trust Board entered into a partnership with Simon and Katie Jolly to jointly own and operate Chris Jolly Outdoors.  The investment by Tūwharetoa  Māori Trust Board supports the Board’s strategic aspirations to be more actively involved on Lake Taupō. Ultimately, the desire of Tūwharetoa is to have a stronger Māori offering on Lake Taupō whilst providing more employment opportunities.

Simon and Katie Jolly were both thrilled to be able to bring the family business into the Ngāti Tūwharetoa  whanau. 

Chris Jolly Outdoors is a Gold Qualmark operator.  We are also an Orvis endorsed partner in New Zealand.   


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Ngāti Tūwharetoa


Destination Great Lake Taupō


Governance members of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board are elected from and by Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board beneficiaries aged 18 years and over. 

Orvis is the trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. They are a fly-fishing and wingshooting brand, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure.

Destination Great Lake Taupō (DGLT) is the Regional Tourism Organisation for the Taupō district. DGLT market the Taupō region to domestic and international markets.

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