The Waingongoro River is one of the most popular ringplain fisheries and is one of a select group of rivers in the region that support good populations of both brown and rainbow trout. An abundance of caddis insect life ensures both trout species grow into good conditioned fish of 1.5kg or more and the river supports the ringplain’s most productive rainbow trout fishery, which is great for beginners. The Waingongoro carries a good flow in spring and early season bait and spin fishing is productive. Nymph and dry fly fishing come into their own as the river falls toward its summer low flow and trout move into the shallow aerated riffles. The lower reaches can be reached from Rangatapu Stream in Ohawe, although this is through private land and access is at the discretion of the owners.
AddressRangatapu Street, Taranaki 4671, New Zealand