Best fly fishing for trout
River is reputed to be the ultimate in dry fly angling for brown
trout, with nearly 150km of easily accessed waters.
River has abundant trout with fly fishing only permitted. It's
a magnificent river with crystal clear waters which make the trout
easier to spot than to catch.
River is a popular and highly regarded fly-fishing river that
offers superlative brown trout fishing. Trout can be sighted in
the clear waters and individual fish targeted.
Challenging trout fishing
River lies in remote, rugged terrain and is a challenge for
experienced and fit anglers in search of brown trout.
Trout fishing for novices
Waiau River is the largest of the Southland rivers,
well stocked and a great choice for novice fly anglers looking to
take home a good bag.
Boat fishing near world-class tourist facilities
Te Anau’s extensive eastern shore offers boat ramps and
easy shoreline access for spin anglers targeting brown trout. World-class
tourist facilities are nearby.
Most Southland rivers are fish best
in a light southerly wind. A north-westerly wind can also be good
if you are casting from a sheltered spot. During an easterly however,
the fish seem reluctant to feed.