How much does trout fishing cost in New Zealand? (and how to save money)

It is difficult to give an estimate for the total cost of a trout fishing vacation to New Zealand because there are simply so many variables. If you travel frugally, a week’s trout fishing in New Zealand could cost under $2000 (excluding airfares), on the other hand. If you employ the services of guides and…

Which New Zealand River Has the Most Trout?
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Which New Zealand River Has the Most Trout?

With the borders still closed due to corona, I have not seen much point about writing much about trout fishing in New Zealand, but there are now a few signs that border restrictions are to be relaxed throughout 2022, and in doing so, many world class trout rivers will be accessible by international anglers again….

The 11 Best Trout Rivers in the South Island
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The 11 Best Trout Rivers in the South Island

New Zealand has over 70 major river systems, and countless more streams and tributaries. The majority of which hold trout. Finding the best rivers to fish can take a considerable amount of time. Something not always available for visiting anglers. In this guide, I will discuss 11 of the Rivers in New Zealand which offer…

Where to find Brook Trout in New Zealand
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Where to find Brook Trout in New Zealand

Brook trout, Brook Char or Salvelinus fontinalis are native to the Eastern United States, from the Appalachian Mountains all the way north to the Hudson Bay basin in Canada. Brook trout were first brought to New Zealand in the 1877, and the acclimatisation societies released them widely across the country. Most of the liberated fish…

New Zealand’s Best Hidden Trout lakes

Enjoy some of New Zealand’s best underrated trout fishing in Tarnsdale, Ashburton Lakes and Lake Moeraki. These lakes offer great fishing and breath taking vistas. New Zealand is world famous for its trout fishing. Most trout anglers come to fish the rivers. In doing so, they are missing out on some spectacular lake fisheries. Below,…

Protect yourself against sandflies | New Zealand trout fishing

There seems to be a close relationship between the quality of trout fishing and the number of blood-sucking insects. The more scenic the river, the greater the swarms which zone in on bare skin. The New Zealand sandfly might just be the countries best kept secret. They live in large numbers in nearly all prime…