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Whereever possible, the information on is based on our first-hand knowledge and experience. However, we could not have made this site nearly as comprehensive without the co-operation of both Fish & Game New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, and without consulting the sources listed below.





Busch, Tony Trout Fishing: A Guide to New Zealand's South Island Auckland, David Bateman, 2003
Dawes, Mike The Fly Tiers Manual CollinsWillow, 1992
Draper, Keith Choose the Right Fly Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 1997
Department of Conservation

The Taupo Fishery

DOC website
Department of Conservation Angling Manners: Understanding fishing etiquette in the Taupo region (brochure) Department of Conservation, Dec 2004
Fish & Game New Zealand Access pamphlets Published by the Fish & Game regional offices
Fish & Game New Zealand North Island Regulations Fish & Game New Zealand, 2005 & 2006
Fish & Game New Zealand South Island Regulations Fish & Game New Zealand, 2005 & 2006
Forrester, Rex Trout Fishing in New Zealand Auckland. Whitcoulls, 1987
Kent, John North Island Trout Fishing Guide Auckland, Reed Books, 2000.
Kent, John South Island Trout Fishing Guide. Auckland, Reed Books.
LINZ LINZ 260 Map Series, 1:50,000 Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
Marsh, Norman Norman Marsh's Flybox The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1995
Mathews, Brendon Volcanic Taupo: A Complete Guide to Fishing the Taupo Region Dunedin, Longacre Press, 2003.
Orman, Tony Fishing New Zealand Napier, Cosmos, 1995
Orman, Tony 21 Great New Zealand Trout Waters Auckland, David Bateman, 1999
Roberts, John (editor) The World's Best Trout Flies Tiger Books International, London, 1994
Southland Fish & Game Council Trout Fishing in Southland New Zealand Southland Fish & Game Council, Invercargill, 1999
Brian Turner (editor) The Guide to Trout Fishing in Otago Otago Fish & Game Council, Dunedin, 2003
Thomas, Geoff The Complete NZ Fisherman Auckland, David Bateman, 1997
Weddell, Mike Ten of the Best New Zealand Trout Flies John McIndoe Limited, Dunedin, 1987

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