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FISHING

Last Update: 6/04/2015

LICENCES

Fishing Licences are available online at www.fishandgame.org.nz.

PLEASE NOTE: The fishing area information provided below is not directly linked to the Fish & Game website, please obtain the Current Fishing Regulations online at www.fishandgame.org.nz.

LAKES

Lake Pearson

Located Approximately 30 km East of Arthur's Pass Village, Lake Pearson is the largest of three mountain lakes in the area, ( The other two are Lake Sarah and Lake Grassmere) all of which are good fishing. Lake Pearson is easily accessible from State Highway 73.

OPEN SEASON: 5th November 2016 to 30th April 2017, and 1st June 2017 to 30th September 2017
BAIT: Fly or Spin Fishing Only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Salmon, 2 Trout. No powered boats permitted.
Lake Pearson

Lake Sarah

Lake Sarah is accessed just off State Highway 73 via the Craigieburn Road. This small but deceptively deep lake carries good rainbow and Brown trout.

OPEN SEASON: 5th November 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly fishing only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout
Lake Sarah

Lake Grassmere

This lake is a wildlife refuge. Off road access is provided through private property.

OPEN SEASON: 5th November 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly or Spin Fishing Only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout. No powered boats permitted.
Lake Grassmere

Lake Lyndon

Lake Lyndon nestles at the base of Porters Pass, adjacent to SH 73, about 70 km from Arthur's Pass Village towards Christchurch.

OPEN SEASON: 5th November 2016 to 30th April 2017, and 1st June 2017 to 31st August 2017
BAIT: Fly, Spin or Bait Fishing Permitted
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout
Lake Lyndon

Lake Minchin

Lake Minchin is located 30km walk from the Pouler River road bridge. Poulter hut is located closest (3km) to the lake at the Minchin Stream junction with the Poulter River.

OPEN SEASON: 5th November 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly or Spin Fishing Only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout.
Lake Minchin

RIVERS

Waimakariri River

SECTION: Above Staircase Stream confluence
OPEN SEASON: 1st October 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly or Spin Only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout
Waimakariri River

Poulter River

The Poulter river offers big pools and big fish. Road access is vai the shingle road which leaves SH 73 about 20 km east of Arthur's Pass.

OPEN SEASON: 1st October 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly or Spin Only
RESTRICTIONS: 2 Trout

Poulter River

Taramakau River

This river is the western boundary of Arthur's Pass National Park.

SECTION: Upstream of bridge at Jacksons
OPEN SEASON: 1st October 2016 to 30th April 2017
BAIT: Fly, Spin or Bait Fishing Permitted
RESTRICTIONS: 4 Brown Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout, 2 Salmon, No Limit on Perch

SECTION: Downstream of bridge at Jacksons
OPEN SEASON: All year
BAIT: Fly, Spin or Bait Fishing Permitted
RESTRICTIONS: 4 Brown Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout, 2 Salmon, No Limit on Perch
Taramakau River




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