Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 19 March 2020

Welcome to our abridged fishing report for this week.  

Staff are currently out in the field so there is no commentary on conditions, however the links provided will take you to the live updated flows and weather for the river and region you plan to fish.

The full Weekly Fishing Report service resumes next week.

Right: Ian Stuart with a large brown trout from a small lower North Islands stream.

 

Here's the outlook:

Hutt River and tributaries

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

Kapiti Coast 

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

Wairarapa 

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

Rangitikei 

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

         

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

  • 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.
  • 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 28 April 2020 – 5 hours (subject to monitoring triggers being met)

More info on flushing flows 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 - please ensure you check the latest weather and river flow information before you head out on the water.