Fishing Around Otematata

Surrounded by water, you are spoilt for choice when looking for a great fishing spot near Otematata.  With Lakes Benmore, Aviemore, & Waitaki all only a stone throw away you will soon be reeling in that trophy trout. Add lakes Ohau and Ruataniwha to that list and you can almost always find the perfect spot. If you prefer wandering the winding trails of rivers then try stalking the trout in the Otematata or Ahururi or if you prefer chasing the salmon then give the Waitaki a crack.  Only fifty minutes by car will have you fishing the canals, which are stocked with trout and salmon.  Licenses, tackle and accessories are available from the camp store.  You never know - we may even share a little local knowledge.

Waitaki Charters

Run by your host Brent, the combination of two unique vessels and his local knowledge will ensure the perfect fishing or sightseeing trip on your choice of lakes.  By the hour, half day, full day or more, Waitaki Charters will cater for your every need. For more information click here>>>

Lake Benmore

Lake Benmore holds numerous trout and salmon, and offers excellent fishing either trolling from a boat or fishing from the shore.

Lake Benmore was formed from the upper reaches of the Waitaki River by a hydro-electric power dam. It has two arms: the Ahuriri Arm and the Haldon Arm. The latter has some swift-flowing water as a result of the Benmore Dam.

Lake Benmore is located in the Mackenzie Country between Twizel, Omarama and Otematata. More info>>

Lake Aviemore

Lake Aviemore holds goods stocks of salmon, brown and rainbow trout.

Lake Aviemore was formed from the upper reaches of the Waitaki River by a hydro-electric power dam. It is 15km long and is  located inland along SH83 between Aviemore and Otematata. More Info>>

Lake Ohau

Lake Ohau is a large exposed high country lake that holds a very good population of both rainbow and brown trout.

Lake Ohau lies to the northwest of the township of Otematata. It is surrounded by high hills and is fed by a series of tributaries including the important Dobson River and man made canals that are part of the hydro-electric power scheme. More info>>

Canals

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Otematata River

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Ahuriri River

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Waitaki River

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