Southland

Notable Waters: Mataura and Oreti Rivers This region encompassing Fiordland and Southland has a deserved worldwide reputation as one of New Zealand’s premier brown trout fisheries. Southland contains numerous rivers, streams and lakes that contain brown and rainbow...

Otago

Notable Waters: Clutha and Hunter Rivers This region extends from the Shag River down to The Catlins and inland to the Mt Aspiring National Park. It offers some of the best trout and salmon angling experiences to be found in New Zealand. The lower reaches of all...

Central South Island

Notable Waters: Rangitata and Opihi Rivers The Central region extends from the Rakaia River down to Moeraki and contains renowned chinook salmon, brown and rainbow trout fisheries. Magnificent sea run salmon are the star attraction here as in the North Canterbury...

West Coast

Notable Waters: Karamea and Hokitika Rivers This region extends some 800 kms from Karamea to Haast covering 2 million hectares of pristine wilderness. The ‘Coast’ offers a great range of challenging sport fishing experiences with literally hundreds of lakes, rivers...

North Canterbury

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. Prolific salmon runs between November and March draw thousands of anglers to the major rivers that...

Nelson – Marlborough

Notable Waters: Motueka and Buller Rivers This region boasts the sunniest climate in New Zealand and also some of the best brown trout fishing rivers in the South Island. It extends down to Inangahua on the Nelson side and to the Conway River in Marlborough. Motueka...