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With a short week and Waitangi Day tomorrow, we've prepared a brief, early, fishing report for you this week.

There was some great rainfall overnight Tuesday in both the Tararau and Ruahine ranges, and also the headwaters of the Rangitikei River. 

All rivers are subsequently running with some colour and much-needed extra flow, but they're dropping fast which means there'll certainly be fishing on the cards for tomorrow and through the weekend ahead. 

Please use the links we've provided below, however, to make sure you have the latest river flow info before heading out on the water.  

Rangers will be out and about over the next four days so if you haven't yet bought a licence, buy one online here.

The full Weekly Fishing Report service resumes next week.

Hutt River and tributaries

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Click here for live weather updates.

Click the highlighted links for live river flow information for the Hutt and Akatarawa rivers.   

Kapiti Coast

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Click here for live weather updates.

Click the highlighted links for live river flow information for the Waikanae, the Otaki and the Ohau rivers.    

Wairarapa

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Click here for live weather updates.

Click the highlighted links for live river flow information for the Ruamahanga, the Waipoua, the Waiohine and Kopuaranga rivers.

Manawatu

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Click here for live weather updates.     

Click the highlighted links for live river flow information for the Manawatu, the Pohangina, the Oroua and the Mangatainoka rivers.

Rangitikei

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Click here for live weather updates.

Click the highlighted links for live river flow information for the Rangitikei and Hautapu rivers.             

Video of the Week

In case you haven't seen this already, here's a great little montage of some of the action on the Hutt River that will screen on the Pure Fly TV series later this year.  

Click the screenshot below to watch. 

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Webcams

Click the screen shot below to go to Horizon's website showing the list of available river webcams.

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Notice board

  • Greater Wellington Regional Council has issued an advisory about toxic algae in the Waipoua River - read more here. Please note that this does not mean that you can't still fish, however trout in affected waters are likely to be stressed so care should be taken if you plan to release them.     
  • The Otaki Kids Fishing Day has been cancelled. We'll provide updates about any advised event as soon as we receive further information.  
  • Anglers wanting to fish the Rangitikei backcountry must have a licence endorsement for this fishery. Click here to find out more. Or purchase your backcountry endorsement.   
  • Fishing regulations changes for the Wellington Fish & Game Region in 2019-2020 might affect you. Find out about the changes here.  
  • Don't get a nasty surprise by Greater Wellington Regional Council's river bulldozing ruining your day on the river. Check out the latest schedule of activity here. 
  • Flushing flows from the Moawhango Dam, which will cause the rivers downstream (including the Rangitikei) to rise, will be conducted on the following dates: 

Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 18 February 2020 – 5 hours
Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 17 March 2020 – 5 hours
Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 28 April 2020 – 5 hours (subject to monitoring triggers being met)

More info here. 

 Email Wellington Communications and Field Officer Hamish Carnachan if you'd like any fishing or freshwater-related items posted to this noticeboard.

​*This report was accurate at time of writing - For your safety please ensure you check the latest weather and river flow information before you head out on the water.