State Highway 45

State Highway 45

Lose yourself exploring the countless unique trout fishery's between New Plymouth and Hawera on the Surf Highway

Local Knowledge

On the border of the West Coast, there are nearly uncountable unique small waters with curious trout fishing for the angler willing to request access from land owners. Take your light weight rod, the dry fly box and wet wade.  Sight fishing is available when clear conditions prevail.  Almost all the systems run through private land so it is crucial for future angler/farmer relationships to seek permission before fishing.  There is the odd sea run fish, but it is mostly populated by a fragile wild self sustaining trout population including the odd larger brown.  Catch and release is crucial here to prioritise a sustainable fishery.

Find SH45 river, the Waiaua, flow info HERE

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

Stony River Hotel

A unique trout fishing region that holds many secrets and gets low angler pressure. On the river banks of the infamous Stony river and within a short drive to literally dozens of other systems to explore. Welcome to Taranaki's iconic 'Stony River Boutique Hotel' we offer authentic European hospitality, every Wednesday with live entertainment and international food with a modern Kiwi twist.

http://www.stonyriverhotel.co.nz/

Pukeiti Gardens

Trout angler or not, an excellent place to vist for young and old. Established in 1951 by Douglas Cook and recently recieving a 5 million dollar upgrade. The garden is located adjacent to the National Park-on the slopes of Taranaki. Wonder at the beauty of a world-class rhododendron collection within a rainforest and sense the history and learn the stories of the land. To view a recent news article https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/97044728/a-walkthrough-taranakis-pukeiti-garden-upgrade And the NPDC link: https://www.trc.govt.nz/gardens/pukeiti/
2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth

https://www.gardens.org.nz/taranaki-gardens/pukeiti/

New Zealand Surfing Adventures

New Zealand quite possibly may be the best place in the world to surf and fish in the same day! Compliment your fishing trip with some surfing in some uncrowded perfect waves. Travel to remote locations and secret surf spots with New Zealand's leading surf tour company FULL TIME KIWI SURF GUIDES EXPERIENCED LOCAL KNOWLEDGE 100% MOBILE WAVES GUARANTEED ISOLATED SURF SPOTS

http://nzsurfingadventures.com/

Nau Mai New Plymouth Tours

Discover the best of what Taranaki has to offer with one of our incredible tour packages, or mix and match to create your own customised tour. Cruise the Coastal Walkway, Get ready for Surf Highway 45, Glorious Gardens of Taranaki, Hill Country Horse Trek, The Highlights Day Tour or Have It your Way – Custom Day Tours Nau Mai New Plymouth Tours will organise everything for you, with an itemised itinerary of what to expect.

https://www.newplymouthtours.co.nz/

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/

Stony River Hotel

A unique trout fishing region that holds many secrets and gets low angler pressure. On the river banks of the infamous Stony river and within a short drive to literally dozens of other systems to explore. Welcome to Taranaki's iconic 'Stony River Boutique Hotel' we offer authentic European hospitality, every Wednesday with live entertainment and international food with a modern Kiwi twist.

http://www.stonyriverhotel.co.nz/

Okato Four Square

We are a family operated one-stop grocery shop, located along the famous Surf Highway 45. Looking after our customers is our passion. On the shelf are delicious hot burgers, sandwiches and pies ready to go!

https://www.facebook.com/okatofoursquare/

Sleep

Stony River Hotel

A unique trout fishing region that holds many secrets and gets low angler pressure. On the river banks of the infamous Stony river and within a short drive to literally dozens of other systems to explore. Welcome to Taranaki's iconic 'Stony River Boutique Hotel' we offer authentic European hospitality, every Wednesday with live entertainment and international food with a modern Kiwi twist.

http://www.stonyriverhotel.co.nz/

Studio44

A 5-10min walk away from two unique fishing systems including the Stony river. Relax in this clean one bedroom studio located in the small village of Okato. A short 20 min drive South of New Plymouth. Located on Surf Highway this is a popular stay for anglers, surfers, travellers and those needing a simple place to rest their head.

https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/16569004?location=okato&s=r1ZREJxw