Kapuni Stream

Kapuni Stream

A delightful stream to fish with sight fishing opportunities at cunning brown trout with instincts to evade anglers. A great challenge.

Local Knowledge

A pleasant small system to fish with sight fishing available at the odd larger brown. Excellent access available if an angler requests permission from land owners.

Find current river flow info HERE

Fishing tips by Adam Priest

Autumn / March

  • Concentrate your sightfishing on water where the system flows through a single common current.  The larger browns want the entire water flow offering the most food.

  • The trout's diet is always changing. Inspect under rocks for the latest menu. Check the size and colour of the local ecology. It is a ideal standard for what fly pattern to tie on.  Typically, natural dark colours in smaller sizes

  • Using barbless hooks increases the ease of releasing healthy fish fast without having any significant increase of lost fish. Also, a wading stick is not a silly idea. The rocks get extremely slippery!

  • Find the best vantage point for spotting fish. Preferably in the shade

  • For the most successful results within a short period of time, spend a day or two with an experienced guide.  You will learn more about the local area and fishery and increase the chances of finding fish!

  • If you have not tried Cicada dry fishing techniques yet. Stop and listen for them. If you hear Cicadas, tie a pattern on.  Note: remember to pause a second before setting the hook when you get a take!

Pro Guides

Fly Fish Taranaki and Taupo

Adam Priest

Guided Fly Fishing Taranaki provides expert professional guided fly fishing services in the Taranaki region and beyond to the famous waters of Taupo and Turangi. Your Guide Adam Priest is Taranaki's only accredited New Zealand Professional Fishing Guide Association (NZPFGA) member. Adam has over 27 years fly fishing experience and over 10 years guiding experience. Guided Fly Fishing Taranaki caters for all levels of anglers, from beginners to expert, and adheres to an audited health and safety plan. Adam grew up fly fishing Taranaki's rivers, streams and lakes and has spent much of his adult life fishing throughout new Zealand. He has also been a heli guide for the famous cedar lodge (Makarora, New Zealand) guiding many high profile clients. Experience the superb, unpressured trout fishery of the beautiful Taranaki region!

Lodges

Tackle Shops

Hunting and Fishing Taranaki

The Hunting & Fishing Taranaki team are as passionate about the outdoors as you are - See one of the best fly fishing retail sections in NZ, amongst everything else you need to be 'out there doing it'. Come down and visit the expert team the best gear and advice about our local waters.

https://www.facebook.com/nakihuntfish/

Gorringe County Trout Flies

Quality locally tied trout flies made to order. Unconventional or old classics. Size, colour and weight. Anything and everything is an option.

https://www.facebook.com/Gorringe-County-Trout-Flies-428284257376278/

Experiences

Manganui Ski Area

If there is local opportunity to fish, ski or visit the amzing mount Taranaki on the same day, here it is! Manganui attracts trampers, boarders and skiers from throughout the North Island. It would easily have the highest ratio of boarders to skiers of any field in NZ, drawing from one of NZ's surfing dominated provinces. Naturally, its strongest followers are "The Naki" locals, who, with the solitary mountain towering above them, feel constantly drawn to its slopes. With some breathtaking views and tramps available it's a great option to break up any trip.
Upper Pembroke Road RD21

http://skitaranaki.co.nz/SMC/

Hollard Gardens

Hollard Gardens is a horticultural oasis in the heart of the dairy country. Established in 1927 by Bernie and Rose Hollard, it features intimate gardens, expansive lawns, hidden paths, a swamp garden and a children’s play area, bbq and kitchenette – The Family Corner. Bernie's Home Garden trials organic fruit and vegetable growing methods and is a venue for a popular series of workshops throughout the year. The Family Corner features a newly developed playground, a free BBQ and kitchenette facilities that can be opened by prior arrangement. https://www.trc.govt.nz/gardens/hollard-gardens/
1686 Upper Manaia Road Kaponga, New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/HollardGardens/

Eat

Lahar Cafe

Pop in and check with the owner Laurent, an absolute frothing trout fishing angler who loves sharing his passion and local knowledge with his kids and friends. Cafe Lahar is a relatively obvious new contemporary addition to Surf Highway 45 in Okato. Outside you'll likely encounter local families catching up, surf-wagons of all shapes and sizes, and other coastal explorers, but it's inside the real magic happens, with a well-crafted hearty menu and wicked pizzas on Sunday nights

https://www.facebook.com/CafeLahar/

Sleep