Your Local Hunting & Fishing Store
Visit us in store:
Hamills Taupo, 91 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330 (next to the Bendon Outlet)
Open 7 days
For over six decades, the Hamill name has been synonymous with hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. Launched in 1955 in Rotorua by the legendary Bill Hamill, Hamills Fishing and Hunting Specialists Stores have continued to hold strong to Bill’s expertise in fishing and firearms.
Hamills is proud to be locally owned and operated. With 5 locations in the North Island, there is bound to be a Hamills store near you, and if not – buying online couldn’t be easier! Each store is individually owned and as such, the stock in each store is hand picked to suit the region it services.
In late 2017, we (Saran and Amy) took the keys to Hamills Taupo (also remembered as Mad Mikes/Ridgeline Outlet… call it what you like. It’s Taupo’s favourite little hunting shop!). With Saran being a keen hunter and active member of the NZDA Taupo and Wairakei Fishing & Hunting Club, along with Amy’s background in marketing, it was an opportunity not to be missed.
Sadly, on 30 November 2018, a tragic arson attack on an adjacent store resulted in Hamills being gutted by fire and all stock was lost – only two weeks shy of our one-year anniversary. The plan was to celebrate by throwing a BBQ, but we didn’t want to light up the whole shop!
After a year of rebuilding, we were thrilled to reopen at the end of 2019 and the shop is now looking better than ever, complete with your old favourites as well as a few new products on board. We pride ourselves on offering something for everyone – from lower price points to top quality, handmade New Zealand products. We have everything you need for your outdoor adventures and something for everyone in the family (even newborns!).
We’re always up for a yarn, so pop on in, give us a call or email to chat about your upcoming adventures – we have a knowledgeable team who are more than happy to offer valuable advice.