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Getting Started

In this section learn how to get started with freshwater fishing in New Zealand. This section contains information on equipment, where to fish, spin fishing, fly fishing and much more.

Spin Fishing

Spin fishing is an ideal way to begin trout fishing as the skills involved are easily mastered. A basic outfit of rod, reel and line, plus a few lures are all that is necessary to give the novice a chance of catching trout.

Tackle & Equipment

The equipment you will require will vary depending on the location, technique and timing of your fishing. A basic outfit of rod, reel and line, plus a few lures are all that is necessary for a novice to catch trout.

Fishing Code Of Conduct

It's really important to consider the rights of others and act with care for our environment when fishing in New Zealand. Beginners and experienced fishermen alike should always follow the anglers' code of conduct.