Trophy Trout - By Region

Trophy Trout - By Region

Northland

Although Northland doesn't present great fly fishing option, in comparison to the rest of NZ, there are still nice areas to explore, and, trophy sized fish of up to 4.5kg (10lb), are possible at Kai Iwi Lakes. 

Exploring a remote river via raft

Exploring a remote river via raft

I was fortunate to join Greg Pilkington (High Spirited Adventures) for a few days and explored a lovely remote river near Taihape We accessed it via raft, which was an adventure in itself. The scenery and fishing was spectacular, with most pools holding surface active rainbows in the 3-5lb range. A PMX #8 accounted for most fish, and a dozen nice rainbows were brought to the net.