Trout often cruise the lake
margin in shallow water and a number of bays provide good fishing.
Turn off SH3 Between New Plymouth
and Inglewood onto a gravel road that runs along the western
shoreline. See the Lake Mangamahoe
Methods and recommended lures
Lake Mangamahoe is designated
fly-fishing only with fly rod and fly line. Small (#16) waterboatman,
midge or snail
imitations suspended below a bushy dry fly are effective, as
and Red Setter
patterns in sizes 8-12. Booby flies on a sinking line and short
leader will also take fish.
Lake Mangamahoe excluding the
Waiwhakaiho inlet and tributaries