Try New Zealand trout fishing in the Tongariro River.

Our Turangi motel sits on the banks of the Tongariro River, only 30 metres from the world famous Bridge Pool. The Tongariro River is one of the top fly-fishing rivers in New Zealand, where you can catch both rainbow and brown trout all year ‘round.

As well as the Tongariro there is the Tauranga-Taupo, the Hinemaiaia and Waitahanui Streams – just a short drive from your Tongariro accommodation. On the Northern side of Turangi and to the Western side you have the Omori, Kuratau and Whareroa streams. To the south there is Lake Rotoaira and the trophy trout Lake Otamangakau, where many 10 pound trout have been landed.

If you wish to get away from the crowds, the rivers that flow from the surrounding mountains boast world-class NZ fly-fishing with crystal clear waters. We recommend the Wanganui, Whakapapa, Mangawhero, Ongarue Rivers, but there are plenty more!

Book your Turangi accommodation with us – with cosy accommodation , a New Zealand restaurant and so many attractions to choose from, you won’t find a better spot for your next New Zealand fishing holiday.

Fishing : Relax at the Turangi Bridge Motel

Our Turangi motel is the ideal base for your New Zealand trout fishing trip. Contact us to find out more about our accommodation and rates.

The Bridge Pool is one of the best fly fishing pools in New Zealand. The Lower Bridge pool is just 30 meters from the Motel and is the only pool on the Tongariro rated 9 out of 9 for reliability on We have drying rooms available free of charge as well as a fish cleaning station and, for that special occasion, we can prepare and cook your trout for you to enjoy in our restaurant (conditions apply).

Mike Hughes has fishing reports every day on his website where you can check what’s happening on the river.

Anyone who stays at the Turangi Bridge Motel can compete to have their name on our Trout Fishing trophy. All you have to do is catch the heaviest trout for the season.

The 2015 season trophy was won by Greg Clarke with an impressive 9 1/2 lb Brown Trout.


Book your place now and see if you too can catch a trophy fish!