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About Sporting Life - Turangi

Sporting Life - Turangi has been owner operated since opening it's doors in the Township of Turangi in 1968. We are the stockists of fishing tackle, specialising in the local lakes and rivers of the Central Plateau to the backcountry and wilderness rivers, lakes and oceans in New Zealand and around the world.

First and foremost, we are fly fishers, everyone in the team at Sporting Life Turangi is here because of fly fishing, we live it, we breathe it, we love it.

The Tongariro is our backyard but the world is our canvas to explore with a fly rod in hand. We specialise at Sporting Life - Turangi in Fly Fishing, we are good at it.

Because of this our team is able to get you geared up from the beginner angler through to the most experienced multi day adventurer. 

Sporting Life - Turangi is about kitting you out for all aspects of fly fishing, this means everything, from your rod, reel and line, through to everything you need to be lost in the wilderness somewhere for days on end, right down to the plane ticket to get there.

Countless hours have been spent on the water not only close to home but all around the world with a vast array of techniques having been used by the crew, from Saltwater Fly Fishing in the Tropics and Australia, Swinging For Salmon and Steelhead with Big Spey Rods in North America, Countless hours guiding the Central Plateau, High mountain trips in Japan chasing Yamame and Iwana with light fly gear and delicate presentations, tripping around New Zealand's North & South Islands by campervan in pursuit of that next beautiful river to Multi Day fly in trips into New Zealand's back country wilderness zones. There is a lot that has been covered off by this team and we invite you to pick their brains.

Along with adventures on the fly, Sporting Life - Turangi offer a wide range of knowledge and gear for the boat angler, from the increasingly popular jigging Lake Taupo to Trolling, Harling & Downrigging, we've got something to cover what you need.

Sporting Life - Turangi prides itself on being able to source the best gear from the best suppliers and give you options and choice of what you want from our huge range of quality gear, there's something for everyone.

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.

So pop in and say g'day and get yourself geared up.