Otago anglers will have more access to fishing spots along New Zealand’s fourth-largest river next fishing season.
Otago Fish & Game has been checking and renewing access signs on the Taieri River this winter, from Taieri Mouth to the upper Maniototo, and six new access points have been secured in the Strath Taieri area.
“It’s been rewarding to meet farmers and landowners along the river and negotiate more angler access,” said Fish & Game.
“We are grateful for their support, and this will encourage people to get outdoors and stay active through sports-fishing next season.”
The Taieri River has about 35 angler access points: 17 are signposted, 11 are bridge-access points, and the rest are from walking/cycling tracks.
“We are working to increase this number even further.”
Most of the Taieri River is closed to fishing until 1 October due to trout spawning. However, the river is open year-round to fishing downstream of the confluence with Silver Stream.
A new map of Taieri River access points will be released before the opening of the 2022–23 fishing season.
Anglers are reminded to respect private property and leave gates as they find them.