Dunedin is one of New Zealand's undiscovered gems of international fly fishing travel. From Dunedin a wide range of fly fishing opportunities await you with the marvellous rivers of the south providing a huge variety of opportunities.
Big salmon have been caught from the wharves in Otago Harbour since 1985. Most salmon are caught trolling, locals know the best places to troll their lures both within the harbour and outside the entrance off Taiaora Head. For those without boats the inner harbour and Port Chalmers are very popular with anglers fishing with baited hooks.
Dunedin is a sea fisherman's dream! Plenty of blue cod to be caught, along with the odd trumpeter and red cod. School groper cruise in shallower waters – with some real beauties landed in the deep. Charter a fishing vessel to take you offshore, customise your charter to enjoy whatever type of fishing adventure you have in mind.
Southern Reservoir, Tomahawk Lagoon and Sullivan's Dam are all located within 10 minutes drive from Dunedin and are loaded with trout. These have been stocked with the help of Fish & Game Otago and the DCC, with an emphasis on providing experience for young anglers.
Read more at Fish & Game New Zealand, Otago information.