Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

The 3rd annual Lake Rotomanu Family Trout fishing day will be held on Saturday, October 29th, from 8 am to 1 pm. 

Taranaki Fish and Game is funding the release of 500 rainbow trout into Lake Rotomanu for the event, plus an extra 150 rainbow trout from its Hawera hatchery.

The event will again be run in conjunction with the Inglewood Rod, Gun and Recreation Club and Taranaki Hunting & Fishing. 

Parents and caregivers can register their children by emailing with their child’s name, address and contact phone number or by going to their local Taranaki Hunting & Fishing store in Ocean View Parade or the Valley.

The information will be used to write a permit that allows children to fish at Lake Rotomanu all year. 

On the day, families are asked to bring what fishing gear they have to the Rod & Gun Club’s marquee tent set up on the grass by the boat ramp, and volunteers will assist with gear set-up, lures, bait etc.

Families can then distribute themselves at suitable fishing sites around the lake.

Volunteers will also circulate to provide advice and assistance where needed. 

The objective of the day is to create an angling opportunity for families by providing them with the knowledge, skills and support to successfully fish Lake Rotomanu, as well as providing parents and caregivers with the skills to be able to bring their children or grandchildren back fishing in the future. 

In addition to rainbow trout, Lake Rotomanu also supports a good population of perch, a white-fleshed good-eating species that are fun to catch. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.


Jacob Morison 0211987129 or

Allen Stancliff 0272639152