Fly Fishing

The lakes and rivers surrounding Lake Hawea Hotel are a popular playground for fishing.

Many regard Lake Hawea as the best freshwater sports fishery in the South Island. Fish stocks include brown and rainbow trout, and landlocked Chinook salmon.

Surrounding rivers close by also offer world class fishing including the Hunter, Dingle Burn, Hawea and Clutha Rivers.

The main season runs from November to May. More info - Hawea river on

Fly Fishing Hawea

Fly Fishing Hawea is widely regarded by fishing enthusiasts as one of the premiere spots to indulge in a spot of fly fishing when it comes to fly fishing NZ wide - there is only one place to go. With surrounding scenery of sheer magnificence and serenity, it's easy to see why Lake Hawea is often regarded to be one the best freshwater fishing spots in the South Island. Home to both brown and rainbow trout, along with the landlocked Chinook salmon, Lake Hawea is the perfect spot to bask in the leisure of fly fishing NZ wide.

As any fly fisher knows, fly fishing is the perfect compliment to a relaxing trip or holiday. Where else can you take a break from all your worldly troubles and contemplate the beauty of nature, in such incredible surroundings.

If you're trying to plan that perfect freshwater fishing trip, look no further than Lake Hawea. As your premier choice for fly fishing NZ wide, Lake Hawea is the perfect destination to spend your day, enjoying the luxurious surroundings whilst waiting for that bite. With many other world class fishing spots nearby, including the Hunter, Dingle Burn, Hawea and Clutha Rivers, Lake Hawea is the ideal spot to kick off that dream fishing trip. With the main fishing season running from November to May, a fishing trip to Lake Hawea offers that perfect little Summer getaway or last minute trip before winter kicks in.

Give our friendly customer service team a call for more information and tips on how to plan your perfect fishing trip at Lake Hawea.

Fishing Guides

Craig Smith - Hatch Fishing

Harry Urquhart - Lake Hawea Fishing and Farmstay, 03 443 1535 

Ian Cole - A Fly Fishers Guide

Chris Riley - Eco Wanaka Adventures