Freshwater Fishing in the Taranaki Region

Most Taranaki trout fisheries have their source within the Egmont or Tongariro National Parks and provide a high quality angling experience in a scenic and un-crowded environment.

More than 40 small to medium sized trout streams radiate from the base of Mt Egmont/Taranaki and few places have such a diversity of angling opportunities. These rivers provide quality ‘sight fishing’ opportunities for large brown trout, while rainbow trout fishing is also available in three local lakes and the Waingongoro River between Eltham and the sea.

Wanganui has a number of lake fisheries that provide good fishing for rainbow trout and perch within a few minutes of the city. Many anglers travel some distance from Wanganui to fish without realising the opportunities that are so close to hand. The Ruapehu district rivers are some of the most productive in the Taranaki region. The Manganuioteao is a nationally important brown and rainbow trout fishery and offers a quality angling experience. There is little fishing pressure in the region and anglers appreciate the peace and solitude that comes with the fishing.

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