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Central Plateau Fishing (CPF)

Central Plateau Fishing provides the ultimate fly fishing experience for rainbow and brown trout with a professional guide and qualified charter boat skipper. There is also a holiday home available with great views over Acacia Bay and the lake.

Options include fly fishing Lake Taupo tributaries or back country rivers, quad bike adventure fishing, boat fishing, helicopter access to remote waters.

Name Central Plateau Fishing (CPF)
Contact Brett and Lisa Cameron

Glen Mohr


Acacia Bay


Contact details

Phone: +64 7 378 8192
Mobile: 027 681 4134

Email: brett@cpf.net.nz or cameroon@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.cpf.net.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Watch video showing the range of waters Brett fishes
Fishing waters

Some of the waters Brett fishes include:

- Whanganui River (with access by quad bike)

- Lake Taupo

- Tongariro River

- Mohaka River

About your guide

See video clip of the fishing that CPF offers including backcountry fishing, heli fishing, boat fishing and lake fishing

Guide Brett Cameron:

  • Caters for both experienced anglers and beginners
  • Provides all tackle
  • Qualified skipper
  • Member of the CD Pro Network which tests and provides feedback on CD-Rods and other CD products.
  • First aid certified
  • Many years fishing in the Central Plateau area and so has the knowledge that only experience can bring.


Fishing options


Many fishing locations are within 1 ½ hours drive, some as close as 10 minutes.

Local rivers

Fishing the tributaries of Lake Taupo when the trout are spawning is best between May and September. Catch rainbows and browns, commonly weighing 4-6lb but with larger also fish present.

Back country rivers

Enjoy a full days fishing in remote locations, on pristine rivers set amid stunning scenery for rainbows and browns, some of trophy size (for example, the upper Tauranga-Taupo and Okupata Stream, a tributary of the Whanganui River)

Drive/4X4 quad bike

Some excellent wilderness fishing is accessible by quad bike.

Charter boat fishing

Fish the stunning Western Bays of Lake Taupo using the method(s) of your choice from Maverick, CPF's 7-metre Haines Hunter with a 225 Yamaha 4 stroke motor and an 8 HP 4 stroke auxilary motor. The boat is fitted with two down-riggers and is also suitable for harling, jigging and sightseeing.


Flying by helicopter in to remote backcountry streams and rivers is the ultimate all round fishing experience. October to April are the best months.

Multi-day packages

Multi-day guided fishing trips can be arranged with overnight camping or hut accommodation available.


Central Plateau Guiding have their own new Zealand "bach" (holiday home) that they can let out to clients. With stunning views over Acacia Bay and Lake Taupo this is a great base for all fishing around the central North Island.

The bach is 5 minutes drive from Taupo township and has:

  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Two bedrooms
  • Extra sofa bed
  • Breakfast basket available on request
  • Local pub and cafe nearby

Costs (based on 2 people)

$100 per night. Each extra person $20 per night.

The stunning views from the bach living room

Indicative cost
as at 1 Sept 2013

Costs depend on location and mode of transport (boat, raft, helicopter or 4X4 quad bike).

Prices include pick up and drop off from accommodation, tackle, rods, waders and snacks/drinks (½ day) and lunch hamper (full day). Prices do not include fishing licenses

Fees for guided fishing of local rivers are:

  • Half day: $350 One angler, $400 two anglers
  • 3/4 day: $450 One angler, $500 two anglers
  • Full day: $600 One angler, $650 two anglers

Other options include:

  • Quad bike adventure fly fishing (approx 10 hours) : From $850 (NZD)
  • Boat fishing on 7 metre boat (3 hours minimum): From $300 (NZD)
  • Heli-fishing (8 - 9 hours) Price on application
  • Multi Day packages fishing on remote backcountry waters. Price on application
  • Float plane / Fly fishing combo where you can fish remote areas of the lake which are only accessible by plane. From $750 (NZD) (plus lunch option)

Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Please see the Central Plateau Fishing website for more details.




Click here to see welcome video from CPF guide, Brett Cameron



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