Fishing

All of HUNTING DOWNUNDERS concessions have great trout fishing rivers right beside them. In the North Island there’s the “Mighty Mohaka” (NZ’s highest naturally stocked river for trout in the country!) and “Ripia” rivers, both well known in New Zealand for their great fishing of both Rainbow and Brown Trout. In the South Island, the huge Rangitata and Rakia Rivers of the Eastern side offer both Trout and Salmon fishing and are just a couple of the hundreds of waterways very handy to our hunting areas.

Long stretches of rapids entering deep pools provide an excellent opportunity for both the experienced and novice fisherman. And as well as fishing the rivers and streams, there are man made canals and lakes where huge Rainbow Trout up to 30lb are caught.

Trout fishing is a great way to spend a relaxing time, casting into wild and/or calm waters while enjoying pristine scenery, and for the more experienced fly fishermen, there’s always the dream of catching “The Big One”.

Any fish kept (we release most fish caught but always keep enough to feed ‘the camp’) will be prepared for one of the meals. With our secret crumb recipe then fried fresh, or, salted and smoked, they’re certainly a hit on the menu.

If trout fishing isn’t your scene but you’d like a bit of fun with a handline, a lot of the rivers are well known for producing Eels of “Taniwha” (Monster) proportions! These are also beautiful fried fresh or smoked.

Contact us at HUNTING DOWNUNDER to discuss guide and license fees.

NB fishing seasons vary throughout the country and regions.