Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

The Mangawhero River provides good trout fishing particularly in its middle reaches from Ohakune across farmland for 10 kilometres. Best local access is from Pakiri Road on State Highway 49 or Old Mangarewa Road.

The fishing season runs from 1 October to 30 April upstream from the Golf Couse Bridge, SH49 and 1 October to 30 September downstream from this point. A fishing license must be obtained from DOC and the bag limit in the area is four per person/license.

Further afield, the Manganuioteao River is easily accessed from Ruatiti Domain (turn into Ohura Rd 4 kilometres north of Raetihi on SH 4 and follow to Ruatiti Road and the domain) provides excellent trout fishing.

Permission from landowners is necessary where access is over private land.