Tutaekuri River

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The headwaters drain the Kaweka Range, the middle reaches cross the Heretaunga Plains through the outskirts of Taradale, the lower reaches enter the sea in conjunction with the Ngaruroro River just south of Napier.

Middle reaches of the Tutaekuri River

This medium size river supports a productive and exciting wild rainbow and brown trout fishery. Scenery is varied and pleasant with the full range of fishing experiences from waters very close to the city to more remote and challenging upper reaches and tributaries. Trout average, 1 to 1.5kg in weight, with a good number of 2 to 3kg fish available, especially in the lower reaches where sea run brown trout often dwell.

Middle reaches of the Tutaekuri River

Fishing Season: Above the Mangaone Stream confluence, 1 Oct-30 April. Below open all year.

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