The East Cape area is home to many types of fish including Shark, Marlin, Southern Yellowtail (Kingfish), Groper, Snapper, Terakihi, Bluenose and Tuna. Mid to late Summer (February / March are best) is the ideal time to go after game fish. Clear trout filled streams and lakes surrounded by native bush abound on the East Cape.
Discovering Tangaroa and its children - Dive Tatapouri situated on the waterfront 10mins from Gisborne is the perfect place to unwind while soaking up the local culture, history and unique marine surroundings. Shark Cage Diving - The ultimate adventure. Our design built cage allows us to take you very close to the most feared animal in ocean. No experience needed. Allow at least half a day for the activity. Season November to April, bookings essential, weather dependant.Reef Ecology Tour and Rere Rockslide Trips also available.
The Waioeka River on our doorstep is one of NZ's best uncrowded wild fisheries with good stocks of hard fighting rainbow and brown trout.
Surfit offers a combination of unique experiences: shark cage diving, fishing charters, diving and marine mammal watching. Plese contact us for further details and prices.
Scenic beauty and a large area of fishable water are features of the Waioeka River and its tributaries. The Waioeka River flows in a northerly direction, from its source in the Huiarau Ranges to the outlet on the East Coast at Opotiki. The catchment offers a number of fishing opportunities, from wilderness fishing in the headwaters, to easily accessible stream fishing not far from the main road. Access to many parts of the river is easy, due to the close proximity of State Highway 2. While rainbow trout predominate, there are some brown trout present.
The Ruakituri River is an internationally renowned trout fishery. Unmatched scenic beauty, large stretches of fishable water and the chance to catch magnificent trophy trout are all features of the river. The Ruakituri River has its source in the Te Urewera National Park on the eastern slopes of the Huiarau Range. The river flows in a south easterly direction for 70 km before joining with Hangaroa River at Te Reinga. Angling opportunities within the Ruakituri catchment range from wilderness fishing above the Waitangi Falls in Te Urewera National Park to easily accessible river fishing just off the Ruakituri and Papuni Roads. Both rainbow and brown trout are common, although only rainbow trout are present in the headwaters above Waitangi Falls.
Lake Waikaremoana is situated in the south east of Te Urewera National Park. It is the largest lake in the park, and was created by a giant land slide over 2000 years ago. Lake Kaitawa, Lake Whakamarino and Lake Waikaremoana and the nearby smaller Lake Waikareiti provide a number of different fishing opportunities for anglers. Trolling, stream mouth fishing, stalking shoreline brown trout or casting a fly for trophy rainbow trout are some of the options available on the different waterways. Camping, excellent track and boat ramp facilities make this part of Te Urewera National Park a must for anglers of all persuasions.
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Troutline: ph 0800 876 885
Paradise Valley Rd
Private Bag 3010
Ph 07 357 5501
Fax 07 357 5503
Ph 06 8690870