Hawke’s Bay is a region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It's major river systems are renowned for their awesome backcountry waters and opportunities to target the large wild trout. Access in the region can be very tricky and isolated, but the brave anglers are often rewarded with more experiences than just fishing stories to take home.
While the Hawkes Bay known for its endless sunshine, world class wineries and rich art deco architecture within the cities, there is more to the area than first glance. On the map the region may appear smaller than others, in reality it is a immense landscape to navigate. Anglers can actively target the braided waters in the lower reaches close to urban living or step into the wild side and explore the many backcountry waters that seldom get fished targeting large mature wild trout in pristine unspoilt environments. It is best to spend more than a few days to truly even begin to taste what Hawkes Bay has to offer.