Eastern

Eastern Region

The Rotorua Lakes provide fishing choices galore - 13 lakes offer a wide range of fishing opportunities – whether you’re a seasoned fly fisher or a complete novice.

Trout and angling under threat

Trout and salmon are facing one of the most serious threats posed to them as a result of new legislation just introduced to Parliament.

Looking After Your Trout

Handle With Care!

Welcome

Many of the lakes have a world-class reputation and most are easily accessed, under an hour’s drive from downtown Rotorua.

The so-called trophy lakes – Tarawera, Okataina and Rotoiti – can all produce fish of prize-winning size.

The biggest, Lake Rotorua, has one of the best catch rates in the district due to high natural spawning and it’s open year round. But some of the smaller lakes with their own, more secluded charm include Rotoma, Rotomahana and Rerewhakaaitu.

Rainbow trout are most common in Rotorua’s lakes, but there are also brown trout, tiger trout (lake Rotoma only), and brook trout.

The Eastern region, which runs out to and includes East Cape, has lots to offer the keen game bird hunter as well, with an abundance of lakes, estuaries, rivers, and wetlands - providing habitat for mallard, Paradise shelduck and other species. The season for upland game birds including pheasants and quail, runs right through until almost the end of August.

Pest control operations are underway in many hunting areas – for the latest on where this is happening click here.


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Upcoming Council Dates for 2018

DATE

15 February

5 April

14 June

16 August

1 November

6 December

 

 

 


More Council Information

Physical Address:
c/- Ngongotaha Hatchery, Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha.

Postal Address:
Private Bag 3010, Rotorua 3046.

Phone:
(07) 357-5501

Fax:
(07) 357-5503

Email:
eastern@fishandgame.org.nz

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Fishing

New fishing season kicks off 1st October, 2018

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12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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