The Leslie flows through bush over a shingle
and stone bed through bush lined valleys. There are many open
areas however offering easy fishing waters. . The waters are
generally clear and trout can easily be spotted in the long
glides, riffles and pools. A highly recommended river for the
fishing purist .
Fish numbers and size
Fish stocks are good and
the fish are mostly in the 3-4lb range with some going considerably
Ease of fishing
The Leslie is easily waded and fished.
Several well marked and maintained tracks
lead into this area. Those wishing to tramp in can expecta 1
- 2 day walk. Otherwise you will require a helicopter. See the
Leslie River access