Anybody tried fishing in Lake Wanaka?

Nov 5th, 2004, 07:57 PM
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Anybody tried fishing in Lake Wanaka?


I m planning a trip to NZ in Dec, come across some fishing info from the tourism website..wonder if it would be a nice activity to have in NZ..
anybody tried it?

m considering to make "boat fishing"..
the pic posted on this site is attractive..

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Nov 6th, 2004, 10:08 AM
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dhui - I have fished Lake Wanaka, but not from a boat, but from the shoreline. I was in the south island of NZ for about 8 weeks, touring in a campervan, so you can see I had plenty of time to fish various rivers & lakes. And yes, I did catch trout from the shoreline at Wanaka, but I must say, my favourite fishing spot was nearby...Lake Hawea. Its important to obtain a fishing license for NZ, and I also found that I caught more trout in NZ on the NZ lures, rather than the Australian lures.
You will find boat fishing more expensive, especially if its organised trout fishing.
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Nov 6th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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thx, tropo.

but as i m a beginner in fishing, would the experience be an enjoyable one? or, I would be just sitting there for a half-day w/o a fish?
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Nov 7th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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fishing from a boat doesn't always guarantee fish...its just the luck of the draw. I never had a problem catching fish from the shoreline, but then, hey, I had all the time in the world to go fishing. I also walked around the shoreline, to cover more likely fishing spots. If you are short on travel time, then I would opt for boat fishing, but in my circumstances, I enjoy walking and casting out into the lakes at various locations. I find it very relaxing. In NZ, the lakes & mountains are so beautiful, then even if you don't catch a fish, the scenery makes up for it.
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Nov 8th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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I just saw on TiVo that there will be a show about New Zealand trout fishing on the OLN (outdoor living network?) cable channel, 11/15 at 3:00pm central.
I thought you may be interested.
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