The range of fly fishing opportunities in the lower North
Island of New Zealand is extensive.
This region of New Zealand provides a vast amount of fly fishing water -
plus angling variety, attractive scenery, and peace and quiet.
Seldom are other anglers encountered during a days fishing. There is
wilderness fishing in this area that rivals that of the South Island.
These New Zealand rivers & streams drain regions which have varying physical
and climatic conditions - so the fly fishing options are endless.
Fly Fishing New Zealand
On offer in
this region of New Zealand is an impressive amount of
fly fishing water. These include NewZealand style
wilderness fly fishing locations, with surrounds of
native bush and rugged ranges, kilometres of open &
easy-to-access rivers and streams, ideal for fly
fishing, with high populations of brown & rainbow trout.
"My aim as your Fly Fishing Guide is to take you
to the best fishing locations in this river rich-region
and to share with you my extensive experience and local
knowledge, to make your New Zealand fly fishing trip a
memorable & exciting experience."
Fishing New Zealand
The rivers of
the lower North Island come within the Wellington and
Hawkes Bay Fish & Game regions. They are mainly
freestone, and usually run from the Ruahine Ranges in
the North or from the Tararua Ranges in the South. With
such a large catchment area the fly fishing options are
vast. Most of the rivers and streams in this region hold
a resident population of brown and rainbow trout with a
few rivers holding brown trout exclusively . The rises
that occur on these rivers, especially in the evening
can rival those of the famous rivers in Southland.
The lower North Island of New
Zealand includes several renowned
fly fishing rivers;
The Tukituki river, a river full of
hard fighting rainbows and the
occasional trophy brown.
The Manawatu river, and its high
population of brown trout and
The 'Mangatainoka', famous for
the free rising fish.
The Makuri'- a fly fishing dream
( so good Hardys named a fly rod
This is to name but a few, and all have
their own unique character there are over 30
rivers and streams within a days fishing
distance of Palmerston North.
Manawatu Fly Fishing
228 Pohangina Road