Reel Life October 2020

Best Start To The Season in Years

Reports coming in from anglers point to fantastic fishing right throughout the region!

Most rivers and streams seem to be firing - from small Wairarapa spring creeks to the Manawatu mainstem, which has well and truly bounced back from last season.

Sport Flyfishing Manawatu held their annual competition earlier this month and organisers report "fish numbers are looking very good this year as is the condition of the trout".

Above Right: Tim Angeli kicked off his season with this spectacular brown trout from a small Wairarapa spring creek. 

This reflects observations from anglers who have been out on rivers in the north of the Wellington Fish & Game catchment (Rangitikei and Hautapu) and right through to those who ventured into the lesser Hutt tributaries on opening.

The fishing is stunning, and we aren't often blessed with such good spring weather in this part of the world, so make sure you grab a licence and get into what is the best start to a fishing season we've seen for years.

The Ultimate Angling Intel

Wellington Fish & Game’s ‘Weekly Fishing Report’ is the hottest intel around for lower North Island anglers. 

Because we’re dedicated to giving our licence holders the best opportunity to catch fish and maximise the value of their investment in a licence, our fishing report packages up a heap of helpful resources and is delivered direct by email each Thursday.  

Live river flows, weather outlooks, fishing accounts from around the region, top tips from expert anglers, action and instructional videos, and you’ve got the ultimate fishing intel delivered to your inbox.

Our Weekly Fishing Reports are now back up and running again this season. Don’t miss out – sign up by contacting the office via email  or calling on 06-359-0409.

Tight Lines 

Hamish Carnachan, Wellington Fish & Game Officer/Communications Officer.