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Ngongotaha Trout Hatchery

Children aged 6-14 years can learn to fly fish and catch a rainbow trout on specified days between July and November at  the Ngongotaha Hatchery in Rotorua. This is a fun opportunity for kids, run by the Rotorua Anglers Association, sponsored by Rainbow Springs Rotorua with tackle by Kilwell, that enables you to take a child fishing.


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Fish type Rainbow trout

Sunday 13 August 2017
Sunday 10 September 2017
Sunday 8 October 2017
Sunday 56 November 2017

To register Booking/registration is essential and needs to be completed online through the Fish & Game - Eastern Region Website. (The link will be available two weeks before the event you wish to attend).

Fishing times are:
9am - 12 noon
1pm - 3pm

Delays and queues are inevitable on busy days so please be patient.


Ngongotaha Trout Hatchery
Fish & Game Grounds
Paradise Valley Rd

Ample parking is available on the grass area as you enter the grounds. Visitors are welcome to further explore the grounds via the walkway.


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What's provided

Children are provided with:

  • Quality specially designed fishing tackle provided by Kilwell Tackle
  • A plastic bag to take your catch home
  • Safety glasses
  • A certificate to celebrate the anglers achievement
Refreshments Drinks and barbequed sausages are available to satisfy hungry anglers and parents.
Cost We suggest a donation of $3.00 per child.
  • Children must not be left unattended
  • Safety rules must be obeyed at all times




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