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.

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Canterbury Fishing Report - 16/05/24
May 2024

"I did mention the canals in the previous report but concentrated on the trout. Since then, we have been hearing great stories of the salmon..."... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 02/05/24
May 2024

"It is also a time where our lake fisheries shine, with the likes of Coleridge and Benmore - in fact the full Waitaki lakes system -... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 02/05/24
May 2024

"The best way to target these big browns is with a single nymph rig, sometimes with a BB split shot 30cm above the nymph."... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 18/04/24
April 2024

"When you can avoid the frequent weather fronts coming through and the odd night of rain, the fishing has been exceptionally good around Rotorua."... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 18/04/24
April 2024

"The cooler temps will without doubt get trout thinking about spawning, meaning that a trip to the stream mouths of your favourite lake is a must."... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 04/04/24
April 2024

"Just as I thought a rather tough salmon season was coming to an end, the Waimak goes and produces some fish at the final hour!"... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 07/03/24
March 2024

"In the canals at this time of year, the pressure is often down a bit and the fish are in really great condition preparing for the... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 23/02/24
February 2024

"The Rotorua region is having its best summer of fishing for at least five or six years!"  ... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 11/01/24
January 2024

"Whilst the salmon are continuing to prove elusive, the mouths of our bigger rivers across the South Island have been alive with kahawai."... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 14/12/23
December 2023

"There's excellent fishing around the region at the moment, with healthy browns out of Rotoiti getting close to the 3kg mark!"... Read More >

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