Southland Acclimatisation Society – Trout Fishing in Southland, NZ

Trout Fishing in Southland, New Zealand by the Southland Acclimatisation Society. With 1994 edition cover.
Trout Fishing in Southland, New Zealand by the Southland Acclimatisation Society. With 1994 edition cover.

Trout Fishing in Southland, New Zealand by the Southland Acclimatisation Society Trout Fishing in Southland, New Zealand

by the Southland Acclimatisation Society

First published 1962. Softcover. 68 pages. 205mm x 150mm. Some colour pictures. Features 5 large fold-out maps measuring 600mm x 205mm when unfolded. Revised 1970, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1989. Reprinted 1964, 1967, 1973, 1978.

This is an excellent little book produced by the old Southland Acclimatisation Society. It was aimed at visitors and Southlanders alike. Packed with detailed descriptions of Southland’s many excellent trout waters and, when combined with the equally detailed large fold-out maps, makes the perfect travelling companion for the visiting angler.

Covering both lakes and rivers, it is apparent that fishing all the waters described would take many summers. There is also a list of suitable trout flies to employ, and a discussion on the diet of trout in Southland. There are also useful notes on accommodation. Obviously, some of the information on things like bag limits and accommodation will be out of date.

I have travelled throughout most of New Zealand and I would describe Lake Manapouri as the most beautiful lake I have seen. Such a vista must be witnessed first hand by everyone at least once in their lives. Southland has an enormous amount to offer the visiting trout angler. Allan Burgess

Foreword

SOUTHLAND rivers have long provided wonderful trout fishing not only to local anglers but also to the many visitors from other parts of New Zealand and increasingly from overseas who travel to our district to test their skill in some of the best brown trout fisheries in the world and to fish for rainbow trout in the spectacular mountain streams.

This book has been produced by the Southland Fish and Game Council to assist anglers who may not be familiar with the facilities and rivers and streams in the region. Since it was first produced more than thirty years ago. the book has proved extremely popular and many requests for copies are received from overseas each year.

The Council believes that this revised edition contains information that is as up to date as is possible and l am grateful to those who have assisted in its compilation and revision.

I commend the book to all anglers and am sure that it will be found to be a valuable asset in promoting the enjoyment of the great sport of angling.

Good Fishing.
R. M. McNaughton, Chairman,
Southland Fish and Game Council

Fishing in Southland and Fiordland