Trout and Salmon Fishing
Trout Fishing Seasons
Fishing and weather conditions can vary from year to year and
district to district, but in general you will find:
Recommended Trout Tackle
Weight 6-8 fly rods with floating and sink tip lines are recommended for most regions. For stream fishing lightweight waders are recommended.
NOTE: Felt-sole boots are now prohibited. (Updated April 2009)
Licenses are available throughout New Zealand and cost ranges from around NZ$18.50 per day to NZ$92.00 for a whole-season license. A fishing license may be used in any area of New Zealand except Lake Taupo. To fish Lake Taupo you must buy a local license which is NZ$15.50 per 24-hour, NZ$34.00 per week and NZ$75.50 for a season.
(Prices updated March 2007)
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