Rangitaiki River Fly Fishing
The 5th most popular fly fishing river in New Zealand.
Monday 18 July 2016 06:08 GMT
Southwest of Whakatane, the Rangitaiki River is a popular river for fly fishing.
The upper Rangitaiki River is within the Kaiangaroa Forest and a Fletcher Challenge Forest access permit is required. The Otamatea and Dry Fly creeks can be accessed from Eastern Boundary Road and this also provides access to the upper river and Te Awa camping ground. The mid-river and Waihua and Mangamako Streams can be accessed from Galatea Road off SH 30.
Overall, Rangitaiki River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in New Zealand. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Rangitaiki River including Waikato River, Waioeka River and Tongariro River.