Oct 22 Friday
Highly Fishable
to the
World Famous
Tongariro River

Welcome to Sporting Life

Fishing, Hunting & Tramping Equipment


Dear customers, the shop is open under the following Alert Level Delta 2 requirements. Please:
    1. Scan with your Covid Tracer APP on arrival or sign the tracer record page located at front door. 
    2. Face masks to be worn while in store (our staff will be wearing them).
    3. Keep a 2 metre distance between each person.
    4. Use the hand sanitizer provided

We will do our utmost to make your shopping experience as smooth and painless as practically possible. At least we’re fishing, right?

For the most up to date information about the fishery please follow the links below:



Happy fishing and tight lines from the Staff at 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 also stock a range of hunting and tramping equipment for visitors of the Tongariro Heritage Park and Kaimanawa Ranges, only a short drive away.

Whether you’re walking, tramping, mountain biking, rafting, hunting, fishing, boating or just enjoying the great outdoors, Sporting Life is there to make it more enjoyable.

We stock the following brands:

    • Simms Waders and Accessories
    • Sage Fly Rods and Fly Reels
    • Redington Fly Rods Reels and Waders
    • RIO Fly Lines
    • Patagoina Waders and Patagonia Wading boots
    • Umpqua Fly Tying Materials
    • Semperfli Fly Tying Materials
    • Hanak Euro Rods, Reels and Accessories
    • Soldarini Euro Nymphing Products
    • Umpqua Flies
    • High N Dry Fly Treatments
    • Magnum Neoprene Waders
    • Airflo Fly Rods and Fly Lines
    • Scientific Anglers Fly Lines
    • Lamson Fly Reels
    • Abel Fly Reels
    • TONIC Sunglasses
    • Manic Tackle Flies
    • Wapsi Fly Tying Materials
    • Primal Fly Rods
    • OPST
    • Loon Outdoors
    • Category 3 Flies

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