Fish South

Southland is a fishing paradise which attracts anglers from across the globe to its clear running, trout-laden rivers.

The Southland Plains are bisected by four major rivers, the Aparima, Waiau, Oreti and Mataura which boast a seemingly never-ending supply of picturesque and sparsely populated banks.

With easy public access, plentiful fish and water so clear it is often described as ‘gin-clear’, the Mataura Valley is a ‘dry-fly Mecca’, while Gore is known as the ‘Brown Trout Capital of the World’.  And let’s not forget the salt-water options.



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