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The 11 Best Trout Rivers in the South Island

Motueka River The Motueka River is renowned for its dry fly fishing. Located in the Nelson region, one of the sunniest provinces in the country. This cool, usually clear river flows across a bouldery and stony bed. The Motueka has a very high population of resident and sea run brown trout. The middle and upper…

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Where to find Brook Trout in New Zealand

Brook trout, Brook Char or alvelinus-fontinalis are native to eastern United States, from the Appalachian Mountains all the way north to the Hudson Bay basin in Canada. Brook trout were first brought to New Zealand in the 1877, and the acclimatisation societies released them widely across the country. Most of the liberated fish vanished, many…

´╗┐Protect yourself against sandflies | New Zealand trout fishing

There seems to be a close relationship between the quality of trout fishing and the number of blood-sucking insects. The more scenic the river, the greater the swarms which zone in on bare skin. The New Zealand sandfly might just be the countries best kept secret. They live in large numbers in nearly all prime…