World Renowned Trout Fishing on Ohakune &Tongariro

The Ruapehu and Tongariro region provides some of the best fly fishing in the world, with the run off from snow and glaciers providing fast running crystal clear waters.

Come to Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel in Ohakune, and you are right on the doorstep of all this beautiful region has to offer.

The Tongariro River

Fly fishers love the Tongariro River for the ease of access and year round fishing. With 25 kilometres of fishing water and ample rainbow trout giving an almost infinite fishing season.
You can also test your skills on the more elusive brown trout.

The Manganui O Te Ao

The Manganui O Te Ao is commonly considered to be the best in the region, and draws anglers from far and wide. It is rated as 1 of 9 nationally important North Island fisheries.

Abundant insect life, good boulder cover, deep pools and overhanging bush all contribute to produce both brown and rainbow trout of impressive sizes.

The Mangawhero River

The Mangawhero River rises high up on Mt Ruapehu in the forests of the Tongariro National Park, then hurtles down the mountain to Ohakune and onwards for 70 km. The upper river contains mostly brown trout, now naturally bred and wild. While the average is 1.5kg, there are much larger fish to be had in the less accessible places.

The river is much more accessible once it leaves the Tongariro National Park, where for about 10 kms it gently descends through farmland until it leaves the Central Plateau.
Note: Mangawhero river closes for the spawning season above the golf course bridge. Below that is open all year.

Tokiahuru and Waitaki Streams

The Tokiahuru and Waitaki Streams start in the Karioi Forest on Mt Ruapehu’s southern slopes.
Taonui Stream: This spring fed stream rises between Ohakune and Horopito, with a total length 8 km. The brown trout averaging about 2kg. Access is from SH49A, Tohunga Rd and Old Mangarewa Rd near the confluence of Toanui and Mangawhero. All fishing methods effective.



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