Northland

Auckland

Eastern

Hawkesbay

Taranaki

Wellington

Nelson

North Canterbury

Westcoast

Central South Island

Otago

Southland

Northland

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Northland has hundreds of kilometers of fishable streams and rivers. A majority of the streams and rivers are heavily wooded along the banks...
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Auckland Waikato

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The Auckland / Waikato region offers a wide diversity of fishing opportunities with many lake and river fisheries.
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Eastern

The Eastern region offers a large range of fishing opportunities for both lake and river fishing with high catch rates and big fish.
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Hawke's Bay

The Hawkes Bay region is a fishing paradise with four major rivers creating endless opportunities to land a fearsome fighting trout!
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Taranaki

Most Taranaki trout fisheries have their source within the Egmont or Tongariro National Parks and provide a high quality angling experience...
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Wellington

The range of fishing opportunities in the Wellington region is remarkable and offers anglers an impressive array of fishing experiences set amongst magnificent native bush...
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Nelson/Marlborough

The Nelson and Marlborough regions offer some of the best, most easily accessible brown trout fishing as well as the most sunshine hours in the country.
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North Canterbury

The North Canterbury region offers much to the angler with more than thirty high country lakes
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West Coast

Brown trout on the West Coast occupy a diverse range of habitats between the mountains and the sea including lakes, rivers, spring fed river tributaries and estuaries.
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Central South Island

The Central South Island region extends from the south bank of the Rakaia River in the north, to Moeraki in the south.
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Otago

The Otago region has, without doubt, some of the most diverse waters for fishing in New Zealand.
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Southland

When you consider the dozens of smaller rivers and streams, as well as the lakes, its not too surprising that Southland has the highest participation in angling per capita...
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New Zealand is renowned as the world's premier trout fishing destination, our iconic lakes and stunning wild rivers are teeming with trout...

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