Waiwhakaiho River

Waiwhakaiho River

Close proximity to New Plymouth city, variety of fishing water and the odd larger fish make this river one of the more popular fisheries in Taranaki.

Local Knowledge

From Mount Taranaki to Lake Rotomanu this river offers fishing for all levels.  Excellent access in the lower and middle reaches, upper reaches and tributaries cross over private land. With a healthy fish population and the odd larger brown trout, this system is certainly worth exploring.

Find upper river 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!


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.


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.



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


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


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


Matt Quérée Photographer / Motion

Matt Quérée shoots for a range of clients and strives to deliver meticulous detail to each and every one of them. He currently splits his time between Auckland, New Zealand and Vancouver, Canada. Matt loves shooting on the water, fly-fishing backcountry streams and rivers and regularly shoots for fishing apparel and fly rod companies. He also enjoys off-piste skiing in the winter months and most of all spending quality time with his beautiful wife Ashlee. If you are after a professional photographer for your journey in New Zealand, contact Matt today.


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.