subscribe to Sporting Life Fishing Reports

Monday 28th May 2018

Monday 28th May 2018

Fine and sunny. A good strong S / SW wind blowing making things very cool. The Tongariro is a jade green colour and...

Friday 25th May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Overcast with dark ominous looking clouds. Rain at times. Thor's hammer is pounding ( thunder). Andrew said the...

Welcome to Sporting Life

Sporting Life is situated in the township of Turangi on the banks of the Blue Ribbon Fishery on the Tongariro River. The river is a mecca for trout anglers worldwide and a source of The Great Lake Taupo, as well as being 'The Gateway to the World Heritage National Park' of Tongariro.

Sporting Life has been an owner operated store since opening in 1968. We are a stockist of tackle for fly fishing the local and backcountry, as well as boat fishing on the Lakes. We have diversifed with a range of hunting and tramping equipment to supply basic need to visitors of the Tongariro National Park and Kaimanawa Ranges which are only a short drive away.

Whether Walking, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Hunting, Fishing, Boating or just enjoying the great outdoors - Sporting Life is there to make it more enjoyable.

Check out our Taupo/ Tongariro Fishing Report, and current weather conditions

New Zealand Agents for Simms Waders and Accessories, Sage Fly Rods and Fly Reels, Redington Fly Rods Reels and Waders, Patagoina Waders and Patagonia Wading boots, Magnum Neoprene Waders, Airflo Fly Rods and Fly Lines, Kilwell Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers Fly Lines, Lamson Fly Reels, Manic Tackle Flies, Umpqua Flies, Umpqua Fly Tying Materials, Wapsi Fly Tying Materials

banner_content_home_center.jpg

Latest News

Kids Fishouts
Recreational Release Dates
Events...