The club has "adopted" the beautiful Waikanae River. Members fish it regularly and look out for its welfare.
The Waikanae River rises in the Tararua’s and winds its way for 15 km to enter the sea between Paraparaumu and Waikanae.
A beautiful walkway/cycleway/ bridlepath- abounding with native trees and birds - on both sides from SH1 to the estuary, access is easy for fishing and other pastimes. It can be busy and fish easily spooked-but are catchable.
There are also numerous access points above SH1 bridge through to Reikorangi, where fishing for resident trout can be very good.
The club contributes to the ongoing improvement of the habitat and is a strong lobby group for maintaining the quality of the river's eco-system.
There is a reasonable head of trout. Fish can be found at the drop-offs into deeper pools and in rapids or riffles. Browns of 4-5 lb are occasionally seen however the average is 11/2 to 21/2 pounds.
The river is closed to fishing 1 May-31 September. Read more...
A river full of surprises, right on our doorstep. The Otaki River is in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand.
The Otaki River is one of the major rivers that formed the fertile floodplains of the Kapiti Coast. The Otaki Forks area, accessible via Otaki Gorge Road, is a popular recreational area and the start of several tramping tracks into the Tararua Range.
The Otaki River offers fishing of brown trout, kahawai and white bait. Read more..
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Only 1 .5 hours drive a favourite of members.
The Rangitikei is renowned for its scenery and good numbers of hard fighting beautifully conditioned rainbows, and the odd brown too.
Fish in the upper reaches reach trophy size (i.e. over 4.5 kg) with the average through the rest of the system being around 1.5 to 2 kg. Fish numbers are good throughout the system though there are fewer fish per kilometre in the upper reaches. This is made up for by the quality and size of the fish being larger in this section.
Kingfishers, deer, pheasant -the Rangitikei has everything.
Watch out for rafters, jet boaters and stock falling off cliffs too. Read more....
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We have had so many wonderful expeditions to Lake Otamangakau over the years, Out with the boats, kayaks, water striders, and all sorts of other paraphernalia drifting, anchored, from the shore the lake has something for everyone including some of the best sized angry fish you'll find anywhere. And the National Park scenery isn't too bad either.