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Enjoy Guided Trout Fishing Tour on Mohaka river in Te Haroto, New Zealand onboard our Raft Boats for up to 4 people. Rates as low as $38 NZD per hour (4 hours minimum). Rates: Fishing Tours • Half Day: $150 per person • Full Day: $280 per person • Multiday: $330 per day/per person, includes food and accommodation from 2 days up to 10 days. What You Can Expect: We offer Guided Trout Fishing, hunting and rafting adventures for all. Catering for single and group bookings based on the Mohaka river. Fishing Tour The Mohaka and its tributaries contain both rainbow and brown trout which reach up to 10 lb or more on occasion. More typically, fish are in the 4 to 6 lb range but they are all strong resident fish due to their fast-flowing river habitat. Fish can be spotted in slower stretches but in faster water blind fishing potential lies is the usual technique. A Fish & Game New Zealand licence is required: this allows fishing throughout New Zealand apart from the Taupo region for which a separate Department of Conservation license is needed. Fly and spin fishing are the permitted methods. Fly fishers can choose between ‘traditional’ nymphing, Czech nymphing or, in the deeper pools, wet lining with streamer flies. 5 or 6 wt rods are typically used. The Mohaka is open all year but tributaries open on 1 October and close on 30 June. (Refer to the current F&GNZ Sports Fishing Regulations, Hawkes Bay Region.) Opportunities for Anglers Trips can be organised to suit your preferences and the time available. You can choose from trips ranging from a half day to 10 days, or somewhere in between. The highest point on the Mohaka headwaters with road access for our rafts is the hot spring area at Mangatutu. The Waipunga can be rafted from the Waipunga Falls to its confluence with Mohaka. Most anglers, however, elect to drift that part of the Mohaka from the bridge on Pakaututu Road – inland from Puketiritiri – back to our base on McVicars Road, near the SH5 bridge. This gives access to 18 km of river that has no other access points for the public. Each of 1 or 2 rafts can take up to 4 anglers plus a rafting guide. Getting to the put-in place at Pakaututu Bridge involves a 90 minute mini-bus drive, with the rafts in tow, through the beautiful Hawkes Bay back country, or a 10 minute helicopter flight. At the river, anglers can fish in the vicinity for the 30 minutes or so needed to set up the rafts, and then it’s off on a peaceful drift, with the anglers paddling from time to time. The rafts stop at those stretches of the river that provide reasonable fishing water for all on board. This trip can be done in one day or two. There are two good places to camp near the halfway point. The two day option involves transporting more equipment and anglers’ gear – tents, cooking stuff, food, sleeping bags and so forth – on the rafts but it is a more leisurely trip. A one day trip, on the other hand is full on – an early start is needed and even then some good looking water will be left untouched. Studded wading boots will damage our rafts and cannot therefore be worn: we recommend the use of a wading staff to increase safety while wading. What to bring • Sunscreen, sun-hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, etc • Clothing to suit cold and/or rainy weather. A change of clothing is recommended. • A dry bag for personal items that will be damaged by water. • Fishing and firearms licenses and hunting permits, as applicable. • Other items as advised at the time of booking.
Our company was registered in 2016. Behind the new company is 30 years of rafting experience. Owner, Deon Warren, has lived in the area and worked as a rafting guide, on his own account and in association with Mountain Valley Lodge, since 1990.He has drifted the river hundreds of times, with many different anglers, and his knowledge of the fishery is unsurpassed.The company is Maritime NZ certified and a member of the New Zealand Rafting Association.We take your health and safety seriously and therefore, in adverse conditions, trips are run at our discretion.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.