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Trout fishing on Lake Rotoiti can be fantastic. One couple, NOT avid fishermen made their first fishing trip in 10 years on Lake Rotoiti, which is adjacent to Rotorua and supposedly a better place for fishing because the water is deeper. This area of NZ and further south a bit is world renowned for its trout fishing.
The local trout were imported from the Western United States in the early 20th century and adapted really well to NZ fresh water. Charter a small fishing boat and guide for a morning and go out early.
On this trip, six huge trout were landed - (2) eight pounders, (2) six pounders, and (2) four pounders within a three hour period. The fish were prepared for dinner by the chef in their hotel (it fed four people) while some of the fish was smoked at a smokehouse, vacuum packed, and shipped to the U.S. and for the guests to enjoy.
Trout fishing in NZ is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a non-fisherman and a really fun time.