About Fly Fishing in the Hawkes Bay

About Fly Fishing in the Hawkes Bay

Hal with a nice Hawkes Bay Brown Trout

Hawke's Bay has a great diversity of fishing opportunities, with extensive river fishing opportunities which provide some spectacular headwater fishing as well as easily accessible lowland angling making it a popular destination.

Hawkes Bay has four main river systems Mohaka, Ngaruroro, Tutaekuri, Tukituki and a number of highly rated tributary streams most of which can be explored on day trips from the Napier city area by 4WD vehicle or Helicopter.

In Northern Hawkes Bay we have the famous Ruakituri river, which is well known for nice Brown Trout.

Nice water in the Hawkes BayThe mighty Tongariro River, and the smaller Tauranga-Taupo River which run into Lake Taupo are only a short distance across the Kaweka and Kaimanawa ranges from Hawkes Bay.

We have excellent trout fishing all year round, but our main fishing season is from 1st October to 30th June, - some rivers in the north islands Central Plateau and the Ruakituri river on the East Coast open until the end of June.

There are also two very good lakes one being Lake Waikaremoana in Northern Hawkes Bay and the other Lake Tutira, 35 minutes drive from Napier produce some excellent trout.

My specialty for Sight Fishing these rivers and local tributary streams is with a combination of a dry fly and nymphs used together. Which makes one cast hook ups possible and seeing trout move from a metre down to take a dry fly on the surface. Breath taking stuff...


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Tony Hildesheim
77 Beach Road
Haumoana, Napier
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Phone: +64 06 875 0188
Mobile: +64 0274 420 354

Email: riverfishingnz@gmail.com

Web: http://www.riverfishing.co.nz