Best Place to Find Trout and Salmon Around Lake Wakatipu
Beautiful Lake Wakatipu is surrounded by some of the best scenery in New Zealand. Lake Wakatipu fishing offers a unique chance to experience the rugged natural beauty of the Southern Lakes region while you catch salmon and trout. Queenstown Fishing experts will be your guides to the best fishing spots in Lake Wakatipu. We’ll show you just where to find trout and salmon for the catch of a lifetime!
The most crucial part of fishing, whether you’re trolling, spin fishing, or anything in between, is going where the fish are! Our local guides have decades of experience finding salmon and trout all across Otago/Southland, Queenstown, and more. Charters and drift boat fishing are the perfect outings to learn from seasoned pros as you haul in some fighters.
Some of the best fishing spots for salmon and trout are around the Frankton Arm and the stretches between Glenorchy and Kinloch. You’ll have better luck finding salmon in the deeper water most of the year, but the brown trout like the areas just offshore, so we can do some spin or fly fishing in those areas. Rainbow trout favour deeper waters where trolling rigs excel, so we’d take the boat further out to find those.
The Right Gear
Choosing the right gear for a Lake Wakatipu fishing trip is crucial. Hat, sunglasses, and proper seasonal attire are essential. Bring waders for fishing off the lake shore or in the rivers. Sunblock and bug spray can help keep you safe. Don’t forget the rod and reel if you actually want to cast some lines! If you take a charter with us, we’ll provide the fishing equipment and proper training, but if you have specific items on your list, feel free to bring them!
The stunning blue waters of Lake Wakatipu are a serene backdrop for your fishing adventure. With refreshments and fishing gear provided, Queenstown Fishing will make your time on the water exciting and memorable. Even on an overcast day, you can count on some gorgeous scenery and some biting fish. Whatever the weather, we’re here to help you make the most of your Lake Wakatipu fishing trip.
Trust the Experts
At Queenstown Fishing, we’ve been doing this for a long time. We know the waters like nobody else! If you’re ready to take your fishing trip to another level and experience the full range of bounties Lake Wakatipu has, book a trip with us today and get started on your adventure. Queenstown Fishing offers shared and private charters, drift boat fishing, and even multi-day safaris for those occasions when one day of hooking fish just isn’t enough for your group.
With various extras available, we have all the options you need to book a trip perfect for your needs. Make the Lake Wakatipu fishing memories of a lifetime, set against nature’s most breathtaking vistas.