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Best Fly Fishing Spots in New Zealand

The "Mecca" of angling

New Zealand is on of the most popular fly fishing destinations in the world, with it's abundance of healthy brown trout and rainbow trout ranging from 3 - 4 pounds (on average) and sometimes even 10 pounds. The magnitude of the forests lapped by mountains and lined by white washed rivers is unmissable and only adds to the spectacular fly fishing experience. Fly fishing can be done on both on the North Island and the South Island. The North Island is known for its many and predominantly smaller streams are filled with trout. The South Island one can fish in areas like Canterbury, Nelson, West Coast and Lower South Island on Big Rivers crashing from the mountains close to the sea.

Basic Info

- Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout (Brook Char), Perch, Tench, Chinook Salmon (Quinnat Salmon)

- Season: October to April

- Licences: 24h license or Season License (Online or Local hunting or fishing store)