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Ruakituri Hut / Davis Canning


The Ruakituri Hut is a comfortable authentic family trout fishing bach on the banks of the world renowned Ruakituri River wild fishery.

There is fishing for both rainbow and brown trout, with nymph or dry fly in the Ruakituri along a 47 km stretch of the Ruakituri Valley Road.

Hut owner, Davis Canning is available to guide you to the best spots.


Davis and Mary Canning

Havelock North

Phone: +64 6 877 1696

Fax: +64 6 877 1696
Mobile: 027 211 4181

Email: vinbin@xtra.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Hut address

1248 Ruakituri Valley Road


(the hut is right by the river)

Fishing waters

Ruakituri River

Hangaroa River

Wairoa River

Lake Waikaremoana


The Ruakituri Hut is marked on the Ruakituri River map.


The Ruakituri Hut's amenities include:

  • Two twin bedrooms (sleeping up to 4 people)
  • Cooking facilities including microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Barbeque
  • Bath with attached shower
  • Radio, casette player, and phone (with a toll bar)
  • Fenced section with off street parking
  • Room for tents on section
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Linen for hire
Guided fishing

The river

Davis Canning has a long acquantaince with the area and extensive local knowledge both of the fishing spots and the eventful local history.

He offers full-day guiding at very reasonable rates. Davis supplies the expertise; you supply the rest.

Local attractions and activities
  • Country golf course 12km away (in season)
  • Horseriding can be arranged
  • The spectacular Waitangi Falls are a six hour walk from end of road into Te Urewera National Park
  • View Te Reinga Falls from the road
  • View the historic site and graves of the Armed Constabulary fight with Te Kooti's rebels in 1868
  • Day trips to Lake Waikaremoana, Mahia beaches and Morere Hot Springs, all an hour and a half away
Indicative tariff
as at 1 Oct 2016

The Ruakituri Hut's rates include GST.

  • Minimum charge of $100 per night for 1 or 2 people
  • $125 for three poeple per night
  • $150 for four people per night
  • $5 extra per person for linen per night

Please phone or email to make a booking or enquire about guiding.

Ruakituri Bridge


Davis Canning and best friend

Davis Canning with best friend


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