is natural 13 hectare lake with several inlets and good
water quality. The peaceful waters have a mirrored surface
and there is absolute quiet except for the birds.
A boatshed at the lake contains four dinghies.
A toilet, jetty and launching ramp are also provided. You
must provide your own life jackets and take great care not
to capsize the boat if casting from a standing position.
is situated on Ngaruru Station, a privately owned farm on
Turakina Valley Road, 14km west of Hunterville.
From Wanganui, take Kauangaroa Road through
Fordell, then take Mangatipona Road. At Braemore Junction,
turn left into Turakina Valley Road and travel 2 km.
After parking at the farm gate, there
is a 20 minute gentle uphill walk along a farm track. Please
respect the landowners wishes for no vehicles and no litter
on the farm.
abundant insect life but the fishing can be slow. The lake
is up to 18 metres deep and the top 10 metres can warm up
to 20 degrees centigrade in summer. Most feeding is therefore
sub-surface. The preferred methods are:
harl a sinking line or lure. (A large wet fly/lure is towed
slowly behind the boat and not allowed to sink far below the
surface of the water.)
spinning gear allowing the spinner to sink before retrieving..