Fishing N.Z

 Just chasing a few tips on fishing N.Z. be traveling with family. I'll take my light rods for just the basics. I've never targeted trout befor, but keen for a crack. Probably fish land based most of the time then a couple of charters. Any recondmendations? Or locations not to miss. Thanks.


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Sat, 2019-02-23 19:39

Where are you planning to go?

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 Got 10 days in the north

Sat, 2019-02-23 20:41

 Got 10 days in the north island coromandel first heading with for 10 days. Then south island 3 weeks. 

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Coromandel Tip

Sat, 2019-02-23 23:50

Give Smokin Reels Charters a call in Coromandel , he'll look after you , he's a young Aussie guy with a great boat and attitude , hes on Facebook , Mitch is his name . As well as Snapper he's not bad on the John Dorey either

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Just one more cast , honest !!!  

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You have to visit hot water beach at low tide

Sat, 2019-02-23 21:17

Bloody amazing, don't scald your feet !   

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South Island Trout

Sat, 2019-02-23 23:57

Around Te Anau/ Lake Manapouri go Jet Boat Trout fishing , fiordlandoutdoors.co.nz , the best fun !!!!!! and great value to boot

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 Yep jet boat trout fishing

Sun, 2019-02-24 09:03

 Yep jet boat trout fishing sound like me.

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 Coramandel, theres lots of

Sun, 2019-02-24 09:09

 Coramandel, theres lots of places you can catch a snapper off the beach or the rocks with the car 10m away.

Then theres the headlands that some require a walk (some require a long walk) where you'll have a good chance to get a kingfish.top of the coromandel is very good! Plus youll get the snapper and Kawhai.

Awesome spot, you'll love it mate

 

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Trout fishing North Island

Sun, 2019-02-24 20:02

If want some good water and have time, and can travel to the Central North , then I think that waters south of Taupo on the Whakapapa/Whanganui rivers stay at a place called Owhango [try Book a Bach .co.nz] I think and fish these rivers, over the years I have had such a great time there and have landed some big Rainbows and Browns.
Kakahi is another place, check in with the local store owner if it is still there, been a couple of years since I was there but the memories are still vivid and the scenery .

South Island, then the Tekapo canal is loaded with fish that are epic as they feed on the over flow food from the salmon farms [upwards of 20lb]
Just remember that you will need a freshwater licence and as a overseas angler they will charge more than a local fisho, look up Fish & Game .co.nz
Good luck and enjoy, I am back over there in Oct/Nov.

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 Sounds awesome. I'm in Taupo

Sun, 2019-02-24 20:19

 Sounds awesome. I'm in Taupo for a couple of days I'll definitely check them out. Ive heard about Tekapo canals hope I'm able too have a go there the trout are massive. I didn't know about the fresh water licence . Thanks for the tips much appreciated . Grabbed a new 4 peace black hole rod today. All my gear fits inside my suitcase so no oversize luggage . Win..

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Best way to travel

Sun, 2019-02-24 22:29

Rods in your luggage , won't get broken or disappear , some of the 3 and 4 piece travel rods these days are awesome

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I don't know what gear you have

Mon, 2019-02-25 10:20

but be aware there are trout fishing areas which are classified as fly fishing only zones, no flick rods with lures permitted.

Link added: https://www.nzfishing.com/AboutFishingInNZ/FlyFishing.htm

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 Not very handy with a fly

Mon, 2019-02-25 09:25

 Not very handy with a fly rod. So just spin gear, cheers for the heads up. If it comes down to it I'll catch a fish on whatever's aloud,  if I have to buy a fly setup so be it.

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would reccomend getting a fly

Mon, 2019-02-25 14:36

would reccomend getting a fly setup, even if its a relatively cheap one, maybe 6wt? think thats what i had ...the waters over there on the south island are magic...even if your not great (like me!) the experience is well worth it, and wouldnt surprise me if u get the bug!...i went there when was just learning, and remeber the clutha river being magic...and very accessibel, even if you dont catch anything, is a beatiful way to spend an arvo! those crystal clear waters let you hunt the fish, and boy are there some crackers!