Children's chance to catch a rainbow trout!

The next children's fish-out day will be held at the Ngongotaha hatchery, near Rotorua, on Sunday, August 8th, 2021

Children aged from 6 to 14 years-old will be able to catch a rainbow trout at the hatchery’s specially designed fish-out pond.

For many children, this will be their first trout fishing experience and with expert tuition from members of the Rotorua Anglers Association, they’re guaranteed to catch a trout that can be taken home for dinner, says Fish & Game Officer Mark Sherburn.

Tagged trout from the pond also win a spin rod and reel combo and accessories from sponsor Kilwell.

“These events really are a wonderful experience for young children,” Mark Sherburn says.

“For most of the children it's their first fish. It's very exciting and leaves them on a real high, grinning from ear to ear.”

Childrens’ fishing days for 2021 will be held on August 8th, September 5th, October 10th and November 7th

Mr Sherburn stresses that children need to be pre-booked to guarantee a spot at these popular events but no experience or fishing gear is needed.

A $5 donation is requested to help fund the event. Please bring cash as we do not have Eftpos.

The children's fish outs have been run for many years now, and Fish & Game is hugely grateful to the Rotorua Anglers Association and local businesses Rainbow Springs and Kilwell for their continued support.


CLICK HERE for a detailed Pdf event poster

September 5th bookings will be available here shortly - check back soon!

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