There’s a Salmon Farm behind Waiau village that has a neat stream flowing through it, (about as big as the Styx River at Spencerville). Not sure if you can still fish it but this time of year is excellent to be in that area.
Take a shotgun for bunnies, 7mm-08 for deer and a bag for your Salmon (take your rod too…)
The stream flows into the Waiau just downstream from the village.
Couldn’t dream up directions as it is a long time since I was up there but the returns come in every season.
Check on Google Maps for the access point, I believe it is a Fish and Game angler access way tho’.
Might be advisable to check with Fish n Game first.