South Island Fishing

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    Hi I am from Alaska. I am heading to New Zealand to hunt and fish in march. I will be fishing on the south island. I was wondering is anyone had some info on salmon and trout fishing. I was aslo wondering about bringing in flies from alaska I read that I cant bring any, I also heard you can only have three flies. I know that I cannot bring felt boots. Plz help me?


    You can have more then 3 flies, but can not fish more then 3 at once I beleive. You are correct in not being allowed to wear felt boots while fishing. I believe you are allowed to bring in flies, but they have to be clean and dry, they also must be declared (along with all fishing gear) on arrival. Bit more information here

    This website here gives a good overview of freshwater fishing in New Zealand. I beleive that the Salmon should still be running in March, the nights have started to cool and the trout should be slowing moving upstream for spawning. Its a great time of year for fishing.

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