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If you want to keep the trout of a lifetime from becoming just another fish story, go with a registered guide. Prices vary, but expect to pay about NZ$90-$100 per hour for a fishing guide and a 20-foot cruiser that takes up to six passengers. The minimum charter period is two hours; fishing gear and tackle are included in the price. A one-day fishing license costs NZ$25 per person and is available on board the boat. (You'll need a special fishing license to fish in the Rotorua area, and in Taupo.) For general information about local lake and river conditions, check with the Tourism Rotorua Visitor Information Centre.
Bryan Colman. With Bryan Colman you can troll Lake Rotorua or try fly-fishing on the region's many streams, including a private-land source. He takes up to five people at a time. 07/348-7766. www.TroutFishingRotorua.com.
Ernie and Margaret Skudder. Boat and flyfish all year with this outfit, which requires a three-hour minimum on a boat or four hours for flyfishing outings. 07/332-3488. www.troutfly.co.nz.
Gordon Randle. A trip with Gordon Randle is about NZ$95 per hour. 07/349-2555; 0274/938-733 boat. www.rotoruatrout.co.nz.
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