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 - 26/01/23
January 2023

"Small, shiny lures like ticers, and little jigs and spoons like Chinooks and Senkou, seem to be the go-to presently, but remember-soft baits work really well... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 13/01/23
January 2023

"Believe it or not, the weather over the Christmas and New Year period has been rather kind to us! Some very windy days and a fresh... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 15/12/22
December 2022

"The last two weeks have seen some slightly more settled weather, which has been welcomed by both fresh and saltwater anglers alike!... Read More >

Rotorua Area Report - 15/12/22
December 2022

"While the weather has still remained unsettled over the last couple of weeks, the one thing we know is the weather will improve steadily throughout January. ... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 01/12/22
December 2022

"The word is out; kingfish have been caught in the bay! This is great news and certainly gets the Canterbury boat anglers frothing!... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 01/12/22
December 2022

"Some lovely browns have been caught in the shallows of Lake Rotorua. The northern side of the lake has seen these browns smelting up in the... Read More >

Rotorua Area Report - 17/11/22
November 2022

"The fishing around the Rotorua region is steadily starting to improve over the last couple of weeks. Lake Tarawera continues to be the star of the... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 17/11/22
November 2022

"The typical Canterbury spring weather has seen some massive floods in our braided rivers over the past two weeks. Hopefully, some more settled weather is on... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 20/10/22
October 2022

"The school holidays are now over, parents are seeing some normal routines and fingers crossed we will get some more settled weather to help with everyone’s... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 20/10/22
October 2022

"Both jigging and soft-baiting has worked well. The great thing about Tarawera is with the bush-clad hills you can always find some shelter out of the... Read More >

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