Creel Tackle House & Cafe


Creel Tackle & Cafe

Fly Fishing

The Creel Tackle House has been supplying Tongariro River Anglers with Tackle for around 80 years.

The new owner Jason Bethune has a passion and reputation for the art of fly fishing; he has his own line of flies that you can purchase at the tackle shop. He also has a great passion for the backcountry and all it has to offer.

Our Team

Jason, Tracy and the team have a passion for the river, the area, the fish, the food!, and most importantly you!

Great History

There are simply no other tackle shops in New Zealand which enjoy such a rich history as the Creel Tackle House.

Best Cafe in Turangi

Tripadvisor 2015 & 2016

Best Cafe Restaurant Guru 2019


We Bake Daily

We supply all quality selection of gourmet food. Everything is made fresh daily on site including our pastry


Quality Fishing Tackle

We live on the river and monitor the fish daily and supply only quality fishing products. Come and check out Jason’s on line of fishing flies.

Check out what makes us special!

About Creel Tackle House

About Creel Tackle House

We are the proud new owners of the Creel Tackle House and Café. We are both looking forward to meeting regular and new customers.
Jason has lived in the Taupo district on and of for over 30 years, farming, fishing and hunting.
I grew up in Taranaki with a farming family, and all our holidays were spent at Lake Rotoaira.
So, for Jason and I, it is very much a case of coming home.
Jason and I owned Troutbeck fishing lodge for eight years, so we are happy to be back in Turangi.
Jason has been guiding for 11 years in the Central North Island area.
Jason was busy guiding overseas and kiwi clients at the lodge all year round. He and his clients enjoyed via helicopter, raft, quad bike, boat and walking the beautiful central north island rivers and lake.
While Jason was out guiding, I was taking care of our lodge’s day-to-day running and doing meals for our guests.
We both are looking forward to keeping the quality and customer service that ‘The Creel’ is known for.
We are also incredibly pleased that all the staff are staying on with us.
We want to thank Deb and Grant for the fantastic job bringing The Creel up to the wonderful place it is today and is looking forward to meeting all of you that we haven’t met yet.
Cheers, Jason and Tracy (Belthune)

Local Knowledge

Boutique Cafe

Fly Fishing

Fishing Products

Guiding Services

Fishing Report

Our Cafe

All food made with passion and love daily

Tackle House

Come and talk to Jason and Steve about the river

Boutique Cafe

Everything is made fresh daily on site including our pastry.

Cafe Hours

8am to 4pm (7 Days)

Tackle House

Have a qualified conversation with people who live and love the Tongariro River

Tackle Shop Hours

7:30am to 5pm (7 Days)