Notable Waters: Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers - This outstanding sports fishing region extends from the Waiau River in the north to the Rakaia River south of Christchurch.
Notable Waters: Hutt and Rangitikei Rivers - Our capital city is built on a magnificent harbour surrounded by the rugged Rimutaka and Tararua mountain ranges. These ranges spawn gushing river torrents that spill out onto the plains as very productive freshwater fisheries.
Notable Waters: Waipa and Whakapapa Rivers - This fascinating region includes the Coromandel Peninsula and King Country districts and offers a huge diversity of natural lake, hydro lake, river and remote stream fisheries. There is enough variety and challenge here to satisfy the most discerning angler.
Angler's regional guide to enable you to plan a great fishing holiday itinerary. Our trout and salmon fisheries are rated among the best in the world. Every year thousands of Kiwis and overseas visitors experience the wonderful angling opportunities afforded by our pristine lakes, rivers and streams.