About Fly Fishing in the Hawkes Bay
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.
The 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 April with 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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