Fishing in New Zealand – The Bottom Line!
In a relatively small country with such a large coastline and hundreds of rivers and lakes, it is no wonder that fishing is a popular pastime for a lot of New Zealanders. Anglers come from all over the world to try their luck in our clear waters. New Zealand has arguably the best Trout fishing in the world, from the volcanic central North Island region, Taupo-Rotorua to the glacial-formed lakes of Otago and Fiordland National Park. Sea fishing offers almost guaranteed fish too, with strict regulations on daily allowable catch ensuring sustainable resources. Sea fishing runs the gamut from fishing off wharves to big game fishing in the Bay of Islands.
There is something wild and honest about fly-fishing in New Zealand, maybe it’s the pure, clear waters of our rivers and lake edges – It seems the fish are far more likely to see you than you are to see them, so it requires some stealth, guile and patience. This is a battle of the wits and a war of attrition, of hunter against quarry at its most basic and natural level! And like most satisfying things in life, it is not always easy, but it is is certainly worth the effort…
Our small island nation has more than 15,000 kilometers of coastline! So we can promise you a salt water fishing adventure of every kind. Fishing is in our blood and even according to local legend, the North Island is the result of a spectacularly successful game fishing expedition. In Maori it is known as Te Ika a Maui or the fish of Maui…
Fresh Water Fishing
Salt Water Fishing