Chris Jolly Outdoors is based at Lake Taupo in the Central North Island and has been operating for 25 years. The company encompasses five large charter boats, fly fishing, hunting, guided walks, a catering division. The company also has a five seat AS 350 Squirrel turbine helicopter and a Bell 47 helicopter. There is also a watersports division including waterskiing , wakeboarding, jetskis and self drive boats.
- Fly-fishing/wilderness fishing/ lake fishing
- Scenic Cruises
- Hunting options: red deer, goats, turkeys, fallow deer, wild boar.
- Guides Walks
- Water Sports
- Customised packages
There are 4 launches to choose from and these cater for groups up to 140 people. Lake Taupo offers excellent trout fishing throughout the year with no closed season on the Lake. Most fishing takes the form of trolling either lures or flies. No bait fishing is permitted. The company uses a combination of downriggers, harling and trolling on board. Your catch can be barbequed or served sashimi style on board. Skeet shooting can also be done off the boats, weather permitting. All charter boats are equipped with galley, full bar facilities, fishing gear, music systems, flush toilets, lounge style cabins and safety equipment. Friendly and professional staff will ensure the trip of a lifetime. All fishing charters are private. For fishing trips, a minimum of 3 hours is recommended. Licences are compulsory and can be purchased on board.