Weekly Fishing Report - 31st January 2019

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.

If you haven't yet bought a licence, buy one online here if you still need one and hook into the fantastic fishing that's been on offer this season. 

The full Weekly Fishing Report service resumes next week. 

Pictured above right: Hooked into some perch on the lower Ruamahanga River (Credit Andrew Harding).  

Here's the outlook:

Hutt River and tributaries

Click here for live weather updates.

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

Kapiti Coast

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

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

Click here for live weather updates.     

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

Rangitikei

Click here for live weather updates.

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


We Need Your Eyes On The Water

P1090632 editedRiver destruction carried out by Greater Wellington Regional Council in Wairarapa, turning a meandering braided river into a lifeless channel.  

We are interested what you see on the water. Photos of atrocious river bulldozing or bad land management practice... there's no reason for rivers to be treated badly in this day and age, particularly by regional councils which profess to be looking after the environment.

If you encounter any such activity please email the pics and details to us. 

Webcams

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

Webcams edited

Notice board

  • Important changes to the regulations for the Rangitikei backcountry fishery come into force at the start of this season - click here for more. 
  • We've just been advised of the flushing flows from the Moawhango Dam which will cause the rivers downstream (including the Rangitikei) to rise: 

Water Released from the Dam Tuesday at 9pm:

Wednesday 20 February 2019 – 5 hours

Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 5 hours

Wednesday 1 May 2019 – 5 hours

 

 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.