Freshwater Fishing Reports

Thanks to a number of charter operators, fishing guides and others, we're able to bring you regular updates from many areas around the country. Many of our site visitors post their own reports in our freshwater fishing discussion forum - reports section. Well worth checking out for what's happening right now around the country, and you can post your own reports, pictures and share information with others.


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Latest Reports

Canterbury Fishing Report - July 28th, 2021


The local rivers are still carrying higher than normal flows and are quite coloured. This has put more people onto our lakes, but they are still producing fish. Customers from Canterbury visiting the Marlborough Sounds and, in particular, the D’Urville Island area. The fishing for snapper and kingfish has been well worth the effort to get there! Simon McMillan reports...

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Canterbury Fishing Report - July 1st, 2021


The major talking point in recent weeks has been the weather, with heavy rain and gale force winds causing flooded rivers and at times massive seas!

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Rotorua Fishing Report - June 29th, 2021


We have finally had some heavy rain; the barometer is dropping, and the air temperatures are starting to plummet. While many will put their rods down this is when our winter shoreline fishing is at its best.

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Taupo Fishing Report – June 25th, 2021


We are yet to see the prolonged spells of heavy rain this winter that encourage larger numbers of trout to run, however recent pulses of wet weather have elevated flows in major spawning rivers, encouraging plenty of trout upstream.

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Rotorua Fishing Report - June 17th, 2021


"Over the last week or so the Rotorua region has received some much needed rain. At this time of year the rain and drop in barometer are very good triggers for the fish to actively bite." Mike Conley reports...

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Rotorua Fishing Report - June 2nd, 2021


Fish well over 4kg have been featuring regularly as the mature trout come into the shallows to spawn. 

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The Store report August 31-Sept 4


Well it can't get any better, we have been spoilt for choice this year and the fishing is still fantastic.

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The Store Report for Dec 9-20


This is a lovely time of the year to be on the water and with the lake levels and the higher water volumes, fishing is for this season going to be really great. 

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The Store Report for Nov 30-6 dec


Just a quick up date on the fishery. The water table is high and good numbers of fish are still holding right throughout the rivers.

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Taupo Fishing report Nov 2-16


Well the wind and the rain and the snow and the frost is still pestering us but not in a bad way, thank goodness. we are still as a result enjoying some fantastic fishing which is great late in the season. Great numbers of fish are holding in all the tributaries in the Taupo region, which is exce

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