Winning photo, 2019
Image: Dennis Smith | ©


Have you taken a photo that captures the Taupō Trout Fishery? If so, enter the photo competition and be in to win a free Taupō fishing licence.

A free fishing licence will set you up for the new season which kicks off 1 July 2021. Winning photographs will be used to illustrate the various licence categories, which means there could be up to seven winners - improving your chances!

The Taupō fishing licence categories are:

  • Family Season
  • Adult Season
  • Child Season
  • Senior Citizen Season
  • Adult Week
  • Adult 24 Hour
  • Child 24 Hour

The range of licence categories makes it easy for anglers to find an option that suits. Licences are easy to buy online, all you need is a smartphone or access to a computer.

Judges will be looking for photographs that reflect the various categories, so feel free to get creative. In addition to the traditional trout trophy shots, we’d like to see photos of families’ trout fishing, landscape shots that include anglers, smiling faces and images that celebrate the brilliant colours of Taupō trout. Feel free to submit multiple photographs – up to 5 per entry.

How to enter

Email your photographs to along with your name, where the photo was taken, and the approximate date it was taken. Ideally images will be between 2MB and 5MB – small enough to email yet large enough to judge and use to illustrate the licences.

Closing date for entries is 5 pm on Friday 21 May 2021.

Winners will be selected by a judging panel and notified within five working days of the closing date. All photos must be free of copyright restrictions.

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